Oral History

Lt. Col. Walter Scott

As a captain in the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, Scott was stationed in the U.S. Capitol rotunda the weekend of the Kennedy assassination and was assigned outside St. Matthew’s Cathedral during the funeral. He was the officer standing closest to John F. Kennedy Jr. at the time of his famous salute. Recorded October 16, 2006.

Lt. Col. Scott passed away on February 20, 2020.