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Sherrod Emerson Skinner, Jr.

 

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Fading light dims the sight,
And a star gems the sky,
    Gleaming bright.
From afar drawing nigh,    
    Falls the night.


Day is done, gone the sun,
From the lake, From the hills,
    From the sky.
All is well, safel
y rest,
    God is nigh.


Then good night, Peaceful night,
Till the light of the dawn
    Shineth bright,
God is near, do not fear,
  Friend, good night.

Arlington National Cemetery
  3-2032 

BORN:  October 29, 1929 at Hartford, CT

Entered Service in the US Marine Corps from East Lansing, MI

Earned The Medal of Honor During the Korean War For heroism on October 26, 1952 at Korea

DIED:  October 26, 1952 at the age of 22

When his observation post was attacked by hostile forces, supported by a barrage of artillery and mortar fire which severed communication lines connecting the outpost with friendly firing batteries, Second Lieutenant Skinner, in a determined effort to hold his position, organized and directed surviving personnel in the defense, calling down fire on the enemy by means of radio alone until his equipment was destroyed. He twice left the protection of his bunker to direct machinegun fire and replenish the supply of ammunition and grenades. Although painfully wounded on each occasion, he refused medical aid until the rest of the men received treatment. He gallantly directed the final defense until the supply of ammunition was gone and the position overrun. During the three hours that the outpost was held by the enemy, several grenades were thrown into the bunker which served as protection for Lieutenant Skinner and his comrades. He directed his men to feign death even though the hostile troops entered the bunker and searched their persons. Later, when an enemy grenade was thrown between him and two other survivors, he immediately threw himself on the deadly missile in an effort to protect the others, absorbing the full force of the explosion and sacrificing his life for his comrades.

 

 

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