GAUTIER, Miss.–Gautier was his hometown, but his love for community and country were what motivated his sacrifice. Master Sgt. Scott Pruitt of the U.S. Marines was killed in Afghanistan two years ago. Tuesday a section of Hwy. 90 in Gautier, along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, was named in his honor.
“Scott was a forever will be, one of the few, one of the proud, United States Marine,” said Lynda Hobson, Pruitt’s mom and one of several people who took to the podium to speak about Pruitt.
You’ll be able to see the brown sign that says “Scott Pruitt Memorial Highway” in Gautier between Hwy. 57 and Beasley Rd. there.
Pruitt was due for retirement and volunteered to go to Afghanistan. He was killed by a roadside bomb.
Pruitt was 38 when he died and had been serving since he was 19. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.