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Drew M Scobie

Kailua, Hawaii

January 10, 2014

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
25 Army Sgt

Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard

Oahu, Hawaii

 Died at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained when the aircraft they were aboard crashed.  The incident is under investigation.

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Drew M. Scobie: 1988- 2014
Posted On February 10th, 2014 - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

By William Cole

The ashes of a 25-year-old Hawaii National Guard soldier with a love of the ocean will be scattered in an aloha oe ceremony and paddle-out Sunday at Maka­puu Beach Park, one of his favorite surf spots, officials said.

Sgt. Drew M. Scobie of Kailua, a married father of a 4-year-old son, was killed along with a Wyoming soldier and a civilian in the crash of a twin-engine turboprop reconnaissance aircraft on a night mission in Af­ghani­stan on Jan. 10.

His wife, McKenna A.K. Panui-Scobie, is expecting their second child in June.

Memorial services for Scobie will be held Saturday at Hawaiian Memorial Park chapel, 45-425 Kame­ha­meha Highway, Kaneohe.

Viewing will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. with a service to follow. A celebration of life lunch will take place at 2 p.m. at Senator Fong’s Plantation & Gardens, 47-285 Palama Road, Kaha­luu.

An aloha oe gathering will begin at 8:30 a.m. Sunday at Maka­puu Beach Park with a paddle-out at 10 a.m. Members of the community who wish to pay their respects are invited to attend.

Scobie was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, in Wahiawa, as a fire direction operator.

He volunteered to deploy to Af­ghani­stan with Detachment 55, which is providing reconnaissance and surveillance for ground forces in Af­ghani­stan. Detachment 55 was mobilized on Oct. 8 and deployed to Af­ghani­­stan later that month.

In Afghanistan, Scobie was an aerial sensor observer technician on a Medium Altitude Reconnaissance Surveillance System aircraft, which is based on a King Air 300.

“Drew said that he couldn’t be happier serving with such fine men and women,” the family said in a release developed with the Hawaii National Guard.

Scobie also worked as a perioperative technician aide at Straub Clinic & Hospital.

“In each of his career paths — both military and civilian — Drew excelled, while managing to be an outstanding family man as well,” the family said.

Scobie was born in San Francisco and moved to Kailua at age 3, his family said. He attended Kala­heo High School and George Washington High School in San Francisco.

“Drew enjoyed family time at the beach and was dedicated to teaching his son everything about the islands by sharing his passion for activities such as martial arts, football, paintball and his love for the ocean, which included surfing and body boarding,” the family said.

Scobie joined the 1/487th in 2009 as a tactical data systems specialist.

“He was eager to further his military education and specialized training, achieving multiple military occupational specialties and the rank of sergeant in just four years,” his family said.

Scobie is survived by his wife; son, Duke A.P. Scobie; mother, Karen K. Tao; father, Darryl Scobie; sister, Devan K. Scobie; brother, Jack M. Whiteted; stepbrother, Austin Whiteted; stepsisters, Portia Whiteted and Sara Whiteted; grandparents, Joyce and Ben Acma (grandfather Henry M. Tao is deceased) and Shirley and Daniel Scobie; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins both in Hawaii and on the mainland.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in support of his children through the accounts In Memory of Drew Scobie at Bank of Hawaii, and www.GoFundMe.com.
From Hawaii News Now hawaiinewsnow.com 01/14/14:

Kailua soldier dies in Afghanistan plane crash
Posted: Jan 14, 2014 4:49 PM PST
Updated: Jan 14, 2014 10:56 PM PST
By Rich MeiersCONNECT
By Nicole BentoCONNECT

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
An Army National Guard soldier from Hawaii was killed after the plane he was in crashed in eastern Afghanistan.

An MC-12 reconnaissance airplane crashed on January 10, killing Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, according to a spokesperson for the Hawaii National Guard.

Scobie and two others were on their way back from a nighttime mission when the crash occurred, killing all three. The military says there is no indication that the plane crashed as a result of enemy action. The cause is under investigation, and details will be released by the Department of Defense at a later time.

Scobie, 25, was born and raised in Kailua and joined the Hawaii Army National Guard in 2009. He was deployed to Afghanistan in October 2013 as a Fire Direction Operator. He flew on the MC-12 with a primary mission to provide intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance support to ground troops.

According to Scobie's Facebook page, he also worked at Straub Clinic & Hospital on Oahu. A number of his family and friends have posted condolences on his page.

Sgt. Scobie leaves behind a wife, who is expecting, and a child.

The Scobie family released the following statement:

"We continue to celebrate the life of Drew Scobie, loving father, husband, son, grandson, brother, friend and hero. Drew loved his family deeply, proudly and heroically carried the Aloha spirit wherever he went to defend our country.

Drew's zest for life was contagious and always made his family proud. He will remain an example for his son Duke, his unborn baby, his entire family and the many who were touched by his upbeat and positive attitude for everything he did.

Drew will always be in our hearts and his spirit will live on and become part of the essence of our islands just like the breeze on the ocean. Love knows no distance and Drew is here and will always remain in our hearts. Gifts to support the Scobie children can be made at any branch of Bank of Hawaii."
From The Mankato Times mankatotimes.com 02/26/14:

I Salute You; Army Sergeant Drew M. Scobie
Joe Steck

Mankato Times Army, Sergeant Drew M. Scobie, Kailua, Hawaii, Afghanistan, Operation Enduring Freedom, tribute, obituary, hero, Mankato Times
Army Sergeant Drew M. Scobie, 25, of Kailua, Hawaii died Jan. 10, 2014 at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan province, Afghanistan, of injuries sustained in an aircraft crash. 
Sergeant Drew M. Scobie was assigned to HQ and HQ Btry, 1st Bn, 487th Field Arty, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawai and was serving during Operation Enduring Freedom. 
Drew was born November 28, 1988 in San Francisco to Darryl Scobie and Karen K. Tao. He moved to Kailua at age 3 and attended Kala­heo High School and George Washington High School in San Francisco. 
Besides being in the National Guard, Drew was a Straub Clinic & Hospital perioperative technician. In each of his career paths — both military and civilian — Drew excelled, while managing to be an outstanding family man 
He married McKenna Panui-Scobie in 2009 and together they had a son Duke. McKenna is expecting their second child in June, 2014. 
Drew enjoyed family time at the beach and was dedicated to teaching his son everything about the islands by sharing his passion for activities such as martial arts, football, paintball and his love for the ocean, which included surfing and body boarding. 
Friends stated that Drew always put others before himself and strove to better his life and the lives of his loved ones. 
Aaron Wallace said this on Drew’s memorial wall “You welcomed me with open arms to the new unit. I’ll always remember your personality and how you could converse with anyone and everyone liked you. You were easy going and fun to joke around with.” 
“We really appreciate everything our soldiers do for us,” says Keone Miyake of Kauai “We have much to be grateful for, and it is because of people like Sgt. Drew Scobie that we can enjoy the freedom we enjoy. He gave the ultimate sacrifice while serving and protecting our country, and we can never forget that.” 
The following is a statement released by his family: 
“We continue to celebrate the life of Drew Scobie, loving father, husband, son, grandson, brother, friend and hero. Drew loved his family deeply, proudly and heroically carried the Aloha spirit wherever he went to defend our country. 
Drew’s zest for life was contagious and always made his family proud. He will remain an example for his son Duke, his unborn baby, his entire family and the many who were touched by his upbeat and positive attitude for everything he did. 
Drew will always be in our hearts and his spirit will live on and become part of the essence of our islands just like the breeze on the ocean. Love knows no distance and Drew is here and will always remain in our hearts. 
He is survived by wife Mckenna A.K.; son Duke A.P.; parents Darryl Scobie and Karen K. Tao; brother Jack Whiteted; sister Devan; stepbrother Austin Whiteted; stepsisters Portia and Sara Whiteted; and grandparents Ben and Joyce Acma, and Daniel and Shirley Scobie. 
FLAGS TO FLY AT HALF-STAFF IN HONOR OF HAWAII NATIONAL GUARD SOLDIER DREW M. SCOBIE

News Release from Office of the Governor, Feb 13, 2014

HONOLULU – As a mark of respect for the memory of Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, Gov. Neil Abercrombie has ordered that the flags of the United States and State of Hawaii shall be flown at half-staff at all state offices and agencies, as well as the Hawaii National Guard, from sunrise to sunset on Saturday, Feb. 15, 2014, the day of his memorial service.

“The people of Hawaii are thinking of Drew, who volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan last year as a testament to his convictions,” Gov. Abercrombie said. “We extend our deepest sympathies and condolences to his family and friends as we mourn the loss of a brave and selfless man.”

Scobie, 25, of Kailua, attended Kalaheo High School and worked as a perioperative technician aide at Straub Clinic & Hospital. He died in an aircraft crash at Bagram Airfield in Parwan Province, Afghanistan, on Jan. 10. Sgt. Scobie was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, in Wahiawa, as a fire direction officer.

Read the Governor’s Proclamation

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From ABC KITV 4 kitv.com 01/14/14

Hawaii loses first National Guard soldier in Afghanistan
Scobie from Kailua died in Eastern Afghanistan plane crash
By Paul Drewes

HONOLULU —Hawaii has lost its first National Guard soldier in Afghanistan.
Sgt. Drew Scobie of Kailua was killed in a plane crash, according to the Hawaii Army National Guard. Scobie's unit, Detachment 55, was deployed in October 2013 to Eastern Afghanistan.


He was a technician and a monitor on the aircraft. Scobie is one of three Americans killed in the MC-12 plane crash on Jan. 10.

The Scobie Family says Drew was a loving father, husband, son, brother and friend. He was a graduate of Kailua High School.

The family released the following statement:

"We continue to celebrate the life of Drew Scobie, loving father, husband, son, grandson, brother, friend and hero. Drew loved his family deeply, proudly and heroically carried the Aloha spirit wherever he went to defend our country. Drew's zest for life was contagious and always made his family proud. He will remain an example for his son Duke, his unborn baby, his entire family and the many who were touched by his upbeat and positive attitude for everything he did. Drew will always be in our hearts and his spirit will live on and become part of the essence of our islands just like the breeze on the ocean. Love knows no distance and Drew is here and will always remain in our hearts."

Gifts to support the Scobie children can be made at any branch of Bank of Hawaii.
From KHON 2 khon2.com 10/23/14

Medals awarded to fallen soldier stolen from family home

By Brent Remadna
Published: October 16, 2014, 4:35 pm Updated: October 23, 2014, 12:25 pm

The family of a local soldier who died in the line of duty is devastated after his military medals were stolen by a thief.

Sgt. Drew Scobie’s family says on Wednesday, Oct. 15, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., someone broke into their house.

“All our family was shocked that someone would stoop to do something like that,” Karen Tao, Sgt. Scobie’s mother.

It’s been a tough year for the family of Army National Guard sergeant Drew Scobie. In January, Scobie lost his life after the aircraft he was in went down in Afghanistan.

Then, thieves did the unthinkable.

“Yesterday afternoon we found out our house had been broken into and one of the things… well, it was more than one thing, but the most important thing that was taken was my son Drew’s medals that were presented to us at his funeral,” Tao said.

Medals for his courage and bravery as well as dozens of others are all gone in the blink of an eye. Now, those heirlooms that once served as memories to this beloved father, husband and son are gone.

“Those are very special to us. Those are memories that we have of his because he lost his life earning them,” said Tao.

The family now just wants the medals back and even has a message for the thieves if somehow they’re watching.

“We’d like to get those back. We can always buy one and replace it. That’s what was given to us at the funeral,” Sgt. Scobie’s wife, McKenna Panui-Scobie, said.

Whoever took the medals can turn them into the National Guard, no questions asked.

So if you’re watching and you have these precious memories, know that while they might not mean much to you, they mean the world to the family of Sgt. Drew Scobie, a fallen hero and beloved family man.
From KHON 2 khon2.com 10/23/14:

Medals awarded to fallen soldier returned to family
By Web Staff
Published: October 23, 2014, 12:24 pm Updated: October 23, 2014, 12:26 pm

There is some good news for the family of slain Army National Guard Sgt. Drew Scobie.

Medals that were stolen during a break-in at Scobie’s family home have been returned.

According to the Hawaii Army National Guard, the medals were returned on Tuesday, Oct. 21, with the help of an intermediary who wished to remain anonymous.

The Scobie family said that all the medals that were presented to Scobie’s mother at his memorial service have been returned undamaged.

“Those are very special to us. Those are memories that we have of his because he lost his life earning them,” Karen Tao, Scobie’s mother, previously told KHON2.

The certificates that accompany the medals were also returned, although some sustained water damage.

A computer, camera and jewelry taken during the burglary have not been recovered.

In January, Scobie lost his life after the aircraft he was in went down in Afghanistan.
2 soldiers killed in Afghanistan crash are identified

The Associated Press

The Defense Department today identified two soldiers who died in an aircraft crash Jan. 10 in Afghanistan.

Chief Warrant Officer Andrew L. McAdams, 27, and Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, 25, were killed in the crash, according to the DoD announcement.

McAdams was from Cheyenne, Wyo., and assigned to Detachment 53, Operational Support Airlift Command, Joint Force Headquarters, Wyoming Army National Guard, Cheyenne, Wyo.

Scobie was from Kailua, Hawaii, and assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery, Wahiawa, Hawaii Army National Guard, Oahu, Hawaii.

They died in a crash at Bagram Airfield, in Parwan Province, Afghanistan

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