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KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — A memorial service will be held Wednesday for Bruce Scott, the civilian personnel officer and chief of the Civilian Personnel Flight for the 18th Wing who died of an apparent cardiac arrest Wednesday.

He was 58.

The service will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Chapel One on Kadena Air Base.

According to an 18th Wing press release, Scott was found unconscious while on duty and was taken to the U.S. Naval Hospital on Camp Lester, where he was pronounced dead.

“Mr. Scott was one of Kadena’s finest civil servants and a true gentleman,” said Lt. Col. Pete Warner, 18th Mission Support Squadron commander and Scott’s immediate supervisor. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his wife at this difficult time.”

“He will be deeply missed,” said Col. Max Kirschbaum, 18th Mission Support Group commander.

Scott was born and raised near Dayton, Ohio, according to a biography provided by 18th Wing Public Affairs. He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor’s degree in education in 1974.

In 1977, he began his federal career as a purchasing agent for the Defense Electronic Supply Center in Dayton.

Scott’s association with Pacific Air Forces began as the classification chief at Osan Air Base, South Korea, in 1986.

After assignments elsewhere, be returned to Pacific Air Forces in 1993 as chief of classification and then labor and employee relations at Kadena Air Base. In 1996, he moved to Yokota Air Base, where he was chief of civilian personnel for three years before moving to Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii, to hold a similar job. He returned to Kadena in February 2005.

Among his career honors was the Air Force Exemplary Civilian Service Award in 2004.

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