March 24th, 2009, 12:56 PM
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Join Date: 11-07-05
Location: Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
Well this makes me feel better.
MSgt. Russell T. Scroggins, USAF Ret.
Prattville and Valley AL, 26-27 March
Alabama has lost another hero: MSgt. Russell (Rusty) Timothy Scroggins,
USAF Retired, passed away on March 21 in Prattville. He was a 20+ year
veteran of the United States Air Force, and served in Desert Storm.
The family of MSgt. Scroggins has invited the PGR to stand in his honor as
they say goodbye, as MSgt. Scroggins himself expressed wishes that the PGR
be present at his funeral and burial.
Visitation – 26 March
Ridout’s Prattville Chapel Funeral Home
347 E Main Street
Prattville, AL 36067
Staging - 5:30 PM CENTRAL at funeral home
Flagline – 6-8 PM CENTRAL
Some flags provided, please bring any you have
Memorial Services - 27 March
First Christian Church of Riverview
1465 California Street
Valley, AL 36854-5752
Staging at the church at 11:45 AM EASTERN
Flagline for visitation at Noon EASTERN, flags will be provided
There will be time for a lunch break between visitation and memorial
Services will begin at 2pm EASTERN
PGR will provide escort to cemetery, immediately following.
Burial at Fairview Cemetery, Valley AL
Rain is possible, please ride safe and bring rain gear! You are welcome to
cage it if necessary!
About our Hero:
Serving as an Aircraft Armament Systems Specialist on F-15s (Weapons),
MSgt. Scroggins was trained at Lackland AFB Texas, and the Fighter Weapons
School at Lowry AFB, CO. His duty stations included Eglin AFB, FL, Tactical
Fighter Aggressor Sq. at Alconberry, England (F-5s), and the Pentagon.
After crossing into communications, he was stationed at Keesler AFB
Mississippi, Standards Systems Center, Gunter AFB as a member of the BAT
Team (Communications), in Saudi Arabia, and at several forward outpost
<script></script> points during Desert Storm and Desert Shield. When he returned stateside,
he was assigned to the Air University Communications Squadron at Maxwell
AFB where he retired with over 20 years of faithful service. He was a
native of Valley, AL, and a member of The Glynwood Baptist Church in
Prattville, AL. He was a Father, a Friend, and a Brother in both military
arms and in the Lord.
Please make plans to join us as we honor a great American, Alabamian, and
Jim “El Lobo” Corley (Prattville)
Mike “StayLow” Childree (Valley)