Scott Powell~2996 Victim 9-11
Scott Powell, 35, Silver Spring, Maryland
BTG Inc. confirmed dead, Pentagon.
Scott grew up in Washington, D.C., he graduated from Washington’s Duke Ellington School of the Arts.
He was employed by BTG Inc. He was a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer, which led to a job at the Pentagon, where he worked as a civilian contractor.
Scott was not married to the military, but to life.
Scott had a identical twin brother, Art as well as an older brother Shaun.
Brothers who were his dearest friends.
At one time Scott and Art formed a group they called it the “Mable’s Twinzz” formed a music production company, “Dem Twinzz productions.”
Ironically, both had developed a passion for Arabic song, which they played while on a tour together in Sweden and the United Kingdom.
The duo would never perform together again. Over the ensuing days and weeks after the Pentagon catastrophe, friends and family, so long accustomed to being around the two brothers, would call Art, because they missed the sound of Scott’s voice.
He composed songs, most of them rhythm and blues, and played more than a half-dozen instruments from piano to drums.
“He loved music. It really was his life,” said his other brother, Shaun. “Then he developed an interest in computers and that paid his bills.”
Scott was a great musician. He could play anything; drum pads, acoustic piano, keyboards, bass, acoustic guitar.
He could program, sequence, mix, and coach singers on vocals.
He was also very open with people, challenging them to rethink how they behaved with others around him. He was in love with music and the Steelers.
Scottâ€™s mother Catherine had her hands full as the boys grew up; she said her twin sons began playing the drums at the age of 2. Scott later was trained classically on the string bass, she said.
The twins took jobs at the same firm, BTG Inc.
“Every time you saw one of them, the other wouldn’t be far behind,” she said. “That’s what I’ll miss the most. When I see Art, I’ll always be looking for Scott.”
In one tribute, I saw a letter from Scottâ€™s daughter Sydney, who wrote:
dear daddy up in heaven i love u and i miss u lots i kno your watchin me all ways ill write u again soon
your daughter Sydney
But was unable to get more details, I will keep looking.
To Scott Powellâ€™s family, if there are things youâ€™d like added, please contact me.
We will never forget.
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