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June 15, 2014

Scott S. Wilson, 33

Kingwood, Texas — Scott S. Wilson passed away at his home in Kingwood, Texas, at the age of 33. He was born in Lawrence, Mass., on August 24, 1980, and raised in North Andover, Mass., and Salem, N.H. Scott graduated Salem High School, Class of 1999.

Scott was an active member of the United States Army and had served for 16 years. He served as a Staff Sergeant.

Scott enlisted into active duty as an infantryman on May 2001, and attended basic combat training.

Scott served as an infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division, and deployed to Afghanistan for seven months. He then served at Ft. Hood, Texas, and deployed three times to Iraq, for 30 months total, as an Infantry Team Leader. In 2011, Scott was assigned to Ft. Stewart, Ga., as part of Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 3d Infantry Division, serving as a Team Leader and Squad Leader.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal with Three Knots, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with three Stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon 2, Army Service Medal Overseas Service Ribbon (two awards), Multi-national Force and Observers Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

Scott is survived by his wife Gena (Rice) Wilson, of Kingwood, Texas; his son, Connor S. Wilson of Kingwood; and his daughter, Taylor Grace Wilson of Manchester, N.H. Scott is also survived by his brother, Allen Geordie Wilson of Salem, N.H.; his mother, Ruth B. (Marshall) Wilson of Haverhill, Mass.; his father, Scott W. Wilson of Sandown, N.H.; and his grandfather, Fred Wilson of Florida.

ARRANGEMENTS: Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend visiting hours on Tuesday, June 17, from 4 to 8 p.m., at the Cataudella Funeral Home, 126 Pleasant Valley St., Methuen. His funeral will take place on Wednesday, June 18, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home. Burial will follow in Ridgewood Cemetery, North Andover.

For directions and condolences, please visit www.cataudellafh.com.