Updating Doc’s story

Doc took the family, Janice, Robbie, Leslie, and David back to Europe to retrace the journey he had in 1944-45. Doc had a very vivid memory of the war and we would come to a hill and he would say, “we lost over 50 men trying to take a machine gun nest at the top of that hill.” It was a very emotional time for Doc and today we would definitely say that Doc had PTSD. You see Doc had lied about his age and enlisted when he was 17. I tried for many years to get Doc to write down his experiences during WW-II but he was not anxious to do so. “You see David I have spent the last 60 years trying to forget what happened and I really don’t want to think about it,” Doc would always say. Finally I was able to get him set up with a computer and he wrote the following passages. It is an incomplete story and I hope to be able to expand on it more when I complete our current missions at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory.

So, here’s a link to the six chapters that Doc wrote about his time during WWII.

Tomorrow is Veteran’s day and we will be flying Doc’s flag in honor of all those who gave so much for this country.

WWII Honoree

Doc at the National WW-II Museum

Thanks to son, David, Doc Bob is now memorialized.



Oregon Tiger Sanctuary

Dear Bill,

I was thinking of you and Regina and hope all is well and the snow is melting in Minnesota.

Leslie’s Oregon Tiger Sanctuary has a new web site.  Could you please add it to Doc Bob’s website?



All the best,


B-17 Liberty Bell

Dear All,

I was at the Presbyterian church this morning and heard a B-17 flying over head.  As Doc would say it was a God thing.  I followed it to Bob Hope airport and was able to hitch a ride.  It was a Spectacular flight.


David Scott w. Liberty Bell

David Scott with Liberty Belle

Liberty Bell front Turret

Liberty Belle front turret

Norton bomb sight

Liberty Belle Norton bomb sight with view of Encino, California.


Dear Bill,

Could you please also add these photos to Doc’s web site. He was supposed to go fishing with us but could not make it this time.

The fishing was amazing this year about 23 miles North and West of Westport, Washington. We were on the Caterpillar powered “Tally-ho” a wonderful 46′ vessel skippered by Bob Hellbig and his spectacular deck hand John. My arm is still sore from fighting with the monsters. We caught over 60 fish and had our limit by 1:30. I could not keep all the lines baited and in the water.

All the best,

David C. Scott


The handsome young man with the Red Sweatshirt admiring the catch in the fishing hold is Eric Otto Scott, the great fisherman.


Emilie Scott is the courageous young Las who braved the wind, weather, and waves to make it out to the fishing bank.  Emilie was the youngest and bravest member of the crew that day.  She had the “Lucky Fishing Pole” on the bow of the Tally-Ho.  I actually lost track of how many fish she pulled in with that rod.




Alex Scott and the monster of the deep.  When the photo of Alex was taken, there was actually a rainbow behind him. I am certain Doc was with us!

What the Sam Hill

Dear Bill,
Thank you so much.  Today I have entered Doc’s Galaxie 500 in the Holliday Car fair here at JPL.  Doc just loved that car and the flag presented by the Military Honor Guard is proudly displayed in the window.

The photo of you with Doc at the mission is also included.  Unfortunately that one is blurry but I still remember it well.

“Bill Schmidt, what the Sam Hill are you doing here!”  That was a golden moment.  Thanks for making that happen.

Semper Fi,
David Scott


Ford Galaxie

Doc’s new galaxie

Doc owned 26 different Fords over the years.  Al C. Ling, the owner of Ling Ford in Brighton, Co was one of Doc’s best friends.  AC Ling used to park all of the new years model cars out at our farm until he had moved the older cars off of his lot.
Doc and I also got to drive many of the demo cars and trucks.  AC was a great resource.
Doc had several Galaxies from 1960-1968.  I was supposed to get the 68 for my 16th birthday.  Unfortunately my brother totaled it before I turned 16.
The 62 Galaxie in the photo is one I bought for Doc at a garage sale in Glendale.  He loved our sunday drives in that car. 
All the best,





Robert Glenn Scott Jr.

Doc Bob

Born in Denver, Colorado January 16, 1926.

Died in Rosemead, California March 20, 2010.

Amazing teacher, devoted spiritualist, Bronze Star Veteran of WWll, farmer, veterinarian, agricultural consultant, expert witness, alter minister, and happy, inspirational bike rider.  He received the following commendations for his services in the European theater with Patton’s 3rd Army, Company C, 44th armored infantry battalion, 6th armored division during the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest during the winter of 1944-1945:

Bronze Star for Heroism

3 Battle Stars

European-African-Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon

Army of Occupation Ribbon

Good Conduct Medal

Honorable Discharge

Doc’s service is memorialized at the WWII Memorial on the Main Mall in Washington, D.C.


He is survived by 4 children Rob, Leslie, David, April, and 8 grandchildren.

A friend’s quote, February 2010, “There goes that guy that gets on his bike and prays with people.”

A memorial service will be scheduled in May for friends and family in the Brighton area.  Bob’s children are planning to plant trees and install sitting benches in his name.

For those who are interested in contributing to the memorial fund in Bobs name please contact Leslie Scott- Rose  wessieots@aol.com

Best time in my life

This morning we leave the office of Quantum Laboratories and head off to Lake Taupo to deliver some soil test reports and then head toward the coast near Tauranga where Peter has a cabin near the sea.
I am eager to get headed toward my family and hope Luella is on her way to recovery. I have had an emotional roller coaster wondering what is happening with her health problems.
This has been one of best times in my life. There simply are not adequate words to express the good things that have happened. For about the last five years of my life it has been increasingly difficult for me to get up off of a chair. It was virtually impossible for me to get out of a booth in a restaurant so we had to hunt for a table. I was careful to continue to ride my bike and was doing everything I knew to do keep some of athletic ability but I became more and more feeble. I had resigned myself to admit that if I fell down I would need help to get back up. [Read more →]

New Learning

I am enjoying learning how to ride a tricycle. 
The answer is simple you are not really in charge. 
No such thing as banking with your body on turns.
You must SLOW DOWN on turns or you will tip over.

There is a nice plus.  It is geared so it is really easy to pedal.

I made some adjustments to the carrier on my car so I can take it to some of my favorite places to bike.


I am enjoying it more than I expected.
Bob Scott