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Major S. Scott Rine
(1947 - 2008)

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General Details

Name: Major S. Scott Rine
Gender: Male
Age: 60 years old
Lived: Sunday, 11 May 1947 - Friday, 18 January 2008

My Story

By anyone who knew him, Major Stephen Scott Rine was always referred to as Scott. He was born on May 11, 1947 to Donald and Naomi Rine in Mt. Vernon Ohio.

Scott joined the US Army in 1967 and has served over 30 years in Active Millitary Service. He served with the 1st Aviation Brigade for two tours of duty in Vietnam (1967-69). As a door gunner and crew chief on helicopters, he was shot down four times. He was awarded the purple heart for injuries sustained during his tours in Vietnam. He was also awarded the Vietnamese Cross of Galantry, 24 Combat Air Citations and the Presidential Citation for participating in three major offensives and other various millitary awards.

Still on active duty within the US, on February 3, 1974, Scott married Rosemarie DiPilato in Worcester, Massachusettes. The couple moved to Scott's station at Fort Sam, Houston, TX and had the first of three children, Kristen Marie. They returned to Massachusettes where Scott served as an adviser and staff counselor for the crisis intervantion in Boston, Massachusettes Navy Marine Corp., Walter Reed Army Hospital. There they had two additional children, Anthony Scott and Jonathan Clifton.

In 1990 and 1991, Scott was called again to active duty to serve in Desert Shield and Desert Storm. He served with the 11th Armored Calvary at Ft. Bliss, TX as a crisis intervention specialist.  

Scott continued his work for the millitary by becoming a Licensed Social Worker, with specific interests in Veterans Affairs. He worked with the VA to bring aid to other soilders whose lives have been affected by the Vietnam War. During his time with the VA and Southern Command, Scott made many friends, mostly Soliders without a voice of their own by supporting and promoting Veteran Aid.

During these years, Scott was also a loving husband and father to his wife Rosemarie and their three children. Scott involved himself in his children's sports activities, particularly his son Jonathan's involvement in his High School JROTC program. Scott was able to start new programs such as the "Shake-A-Leg" foundation's "Student Sailing Program." 

Scott became a grandfather in 1998 to Jonathan's son, namely "Jonathan Anthony Rine, Jr."

"I think being a husband, father and grandfather was his greatest joy. He would do anything for them," says Elizabeth, wife to Jon Rine.

Scott Rine passed away on January 18, 2008 while living in his home in Mount Vernon, Ohio.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemarie Rine of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Kristen M. (Julie) Rine of Margate, Florida; sons Anthony Scott Rine of Miami, Florida and Jonathan C. (Elizabeth) Rine of Jacksonville, Florida; his parents, Donald C. and Naomi (Davidson) Rine of Mount Vernon, Ohio; brother Donald D. (Cheryl Pruitt) Rine of Mount Vernon; grandson, Jonathan Anthony Rine, Jr and several nieces, nephews and close friends from around the world.

Family will receive friends on Monday from 6-8 PM at the Dilley Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon, Ohio.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday at the Ponte Vedra Valley Funeral Home in Ponte Vedra, Florida.

Memorial contributions may be made in Scott's name to the following charities:

Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund
 https://www.vvmf.org/index.cfm?SectionID=36

POW National League of Families
 http://www.pow-miafamilies.org/needhelp.html



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Biography

Fathers Name: Donald
Mothers Name: Naomi
Country of Birth: USA
Country of Residence: USA
City of Residence: Mt. Vernon
Occupation: Military
Marital Status: Married

Interests

Favourite Sport: Football
Favourite Team: New England Patriots
Favourite Music Genre: Rock
Favourite Charity: Veitnam Veterans Memorial Fund

Passing

Place of Passing: Mount Vernon, ohio
Date of Passing: 18 January 2008
Place of Burial: Ponte Vedra Valley Cemetary
Funeral Location: Ponte Vedra, Florida
Funeral Date: 24 January 2008
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