While many of us were safely w/family and friends on Thanksgiving… https://t.co/fKJlrFyb0o
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) November 26, 2016
“This is very sad and he and his family deserve our attention and gratitude. I know that Castro is on every news organization’s radar today….but my PLEA TO THE MEDIA… please don’t forget Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Cooper Dayton,” was stated in her post.
“Please make sure you report about him, about his sacrifice and the sacrifice of his family. Please let his family know we are all mourning his death,” she explained.
“Dayton was killed on Thanksgiving Day. He is the first U.S. combat casualty against Islamic State in Syria,” she added, and noted that the sacrifice this man did would probably be ignored by the media.
“… it needs to be repeated today that his life was important and that we grieve for him and his family,” Greta added.
As Western Journalism reports, Greta’s action was followed by an avalanche of comments by people who thanked her for reminding people of the true values.
“You’re right Greta, lost and forgotten, that is not the way it should be!! This is a life that was dedicated to protecting our freedom — should be plastered on the news!!” commented Barbara Lee.
“My thoughts and prayers are for this Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Cooper Dayton, and for all his family, close friends in the military and at home. God bless him for his dedication to his country, and the cause that he was fighting for (peace) and against EVIL. May all those that loved him so much be at peace knowing that he sacrificed so much for so many. God’s blessings,” said Kathy Robinson Anderson.
U.S. service member killed in Syria identified as Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Cooper Dayton. https://t.co/5xI8wPSRvO pic.twitter.com/hXXfeKqtdi
— ABC News (@ABC) November 26, 2016
Dayton, 42, was positioned in Virginia Beach, Va. The soldier lived in Woodbridge, Va. An Syrian IED killed him in Ayn Issa, near Ragga.
Dayton was serving with Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve, and an honored member of Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit Two.
“We offer our deepest condolences and sympathies to the family and friends of Senior Chief Petty Officer Scott Dayton, who made the ultimate sacrifice on a day we set aside time to give thanks for our freedom and to recognize the men and women who defend that right,” Rear Adm. Brian Brakke, commander of Navy Expeditionary Combat Command said.
Dayton’s 23-year service was filled with 19 awards, including the Bronze Star, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, seven Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, Combat Action Ribbon, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy “E” Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, two Iraq Campaign Medals, and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
These are the things you appreciate, people.
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