Platoon sends surprise video message to family of fallen first lieutenant
SUDBURY, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The family of a fallen Army platoon leader from Sudbury received a surprise video message from members of his platoon Friday.
Janice and Steve Milley joined FOX 25's Zip Trip to Sudbury to receive the Hometown Hero award on behalf of their son, First Lieutenant Scott Milley. Lt. Milley died in 2010 when his platoon came under fire in Afghanistan.
During their interview, a surprise video from two members of Scott's platoon was played. One soldier described how Lt. Milley sat with him for several hours to see how he was doing.
"He just, you know, showed the time, that he cared, genuinely. You should be proud of your son, I know that you care about him and he's looking over you, know he's looking down," said the Spc. Paul Cattorn.
Scott's parents said the video was a testament to the impact their son had on people.
"It's amazing to think that you could love a guy or a boss that says gear up, we're heading out and I think that's an amazing impact he had on people," said Steve Milley.
Scott was a 2005 graduate of Lincoln-Sudbury High School and a 2009 graduate of the University of New Hampshire. The 23-year-old was the first Sudbury resident to die in battle since the Vietnam War.