A Lieutenant Colonel at the time of the attacks, Scales was posthumously promoted to full Colonel.
Somewhere, it has been written that there are those who "are too gentle to live among wolves." David Scales was such a man. The world was a brighter place when his intelligence, keen sense of humor, kindness and warmth graced all who came into contact with him. A gifted composer and musician, he loved nothing better than entertaining people with his music that radiated joy -- a joy he believed came from God. David, we thank you for your love. We will miss you always.
Trisha and Ashton Scales, wife and son
David was a wonderful person. He had a listening ear and always had a story to tell. He brought joy to those around him. He was a loyal husband, father, son and brother. We miss you, Dave. Keep playing your music in heaven. We'll see you on the other side.
Bonita Scales, sister-in-law
God bless you sir, and may you rest in peace.