Hempstead Town Supervisor Kate Murray and Councilwoman Dorothy Goosby today dedicated a street in Lakeview in honor of Sgt. Robert Scott III, a brave wounded warrior who suffered a traumatic brain injury while serving in Kuwait in 2009 for the United States Army during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Murray and Goosby were joined by Sgt. Scott and his family, friends, neighbors and members of his infantry to unveil a new “Sgt. Robert Scott Boulevard” commemorative street sign, just steps from his childhood home at the intersection of Langdon Boulevard and Pershing Boulevard. The ceremony also featured a musical performance by renowned pop and R&B recording artist Bunny Sigler.
“Sergeant Robert Scott is a true American hero who made a genuine and positive difference for all Americans,” Murray said. “It is only appropriate that we name the street by the home in which he grew up in honor of this truly courageous man.”
A graduate of Malverne High School and Norfolk State University, Robert Scott was a Goldman Sachs employee who lost several friends during the attacks of 9/11. The terrorist attacks prompted him to leave a career in finance and join the United States Army in February 2005. In 2007, he was deployed with the 185 Military Intelligence Company, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infanty Division as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Sgt. Scott, who was initially in a coma, continues to receive treatment for his serious injuries in Washington, D.C., and will be in attendance with his parents Robert Jr. and Valence.
“Dedicating this street will serve as a reminder for generations of neighbors to remember the sacrifices made by the courageous Sergeant Robert Scott to protect our freedoms as Americans,” Goosby said.
“Because of the sacrifices he made to serve our country, Robert’s life will never be the same,” Murray said. “It is critically important that we not forget the wounded warriors whose courage and sacrifice can never be repaid.”