Army Staff Sergeant Scott G. Alexander, the son of Judy and Tom Alexander of Payson, is currently deployed to the Middle East as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He is with B Troop, 1/2LCR, 4PLT, serving as a cavalry scout. This is his second mission to the Middle East. He spent six months in Kuwait as part of Operation Enduring Freedom, returning to the U.S. in October 2002. Prior to that he was with the U.N. peace keeping forces in Macedonia.
Alexander entered the Army in January 1995 and has been stationed at Ft. Knox, Ky.; Baumholder, Germany; and is currently stationed at Ft. Polk, La.
He is the father of two, a son, Kenny, 4, and a daughter, Christie, 2.
His family writes, "You are in our daily prayers, as we pray for a safe and speedy return to us. We love you and are very proud of you. Your sacrifices are too great for words and we thank you for helping to make this freedom that we enjoy possible. Hurry home and we look forward to being able to cut down those yellow ribbons in all of our yards. We can't wait to see your reunion with your children, visioning them running up to you with their arms wide, receiving one of your special hugs. May God bless you and keep you in His loving arms."