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Cpl. Frank Scott and Pfc. James O'Brien on Sept. 28, 1912. Scott Field was named for Scott, the first enlisted service member killed in an aviation crash.
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Scott Air Force Base Celebrates 100 Years

Scott Air Force Base near Belleville is celebrating its 100th anniversary. It was founded in 1917 as Scott Field, named after Cpl. Frank Scott, the first enlisted member of the U.S. armed forces to lose his life in an aviation accident.