Scott Bresson was born on June 1, 1963, in New York. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force on September 19, 1985, and completed basic training at Lackland AFB, Texas, in November 1985. Amn Bresson next attended Radar Technician training at Keesler AFB, Mississippi, from December 1985 to September 1986, followed by E-3 Sentry AWACS Airborne Radar Technician training at Tinker AFB, Oklahoma, from September 1986 to February 1987. His first assignment was as an E-3 AWACS Air Radar Technician with the 964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron at Tinker AFB from February 1987 to July 1991, and then as an Instructor Air Radar Technician with the 966th Airborne Warning and Control Training Squadron at Tinker from July 1991 to April 1994. SSgt Bresson's final assignment was as an E-3 AWACS Air Radar Technician with the 962nd Airborne Air Control Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, from April 1994 until he was killed in the crash of an E-3B Sentry (Call Sign "Yukla 27") shortly after takeoff from Elmendorf AFB on September 22, 1995. Scott Bresson was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
His Air Medal Citation reads:
Sergeant Scott A. Bresson distinguished himself by meritorious achievement while participating in sustained aerial flight as an E-3 Air Radar Technician, 964th Airborne Warning and Control Squadron, 552d Airborne Warning and Control Wing, Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, from 17 July 1987 to 13 December 1988. During this period, the airmanship and courage exhibited by Sergeant Bresson in the successful accomplishment of these important command, control and surveillance missions in Iceland and the Middle East, under potentially hazardous conditions, demonstrated his outstanding proficiency and steadfast devotion to duty. The professional ability and outstanding aerial accomplishments of Sergeant Bresson reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Air Force.