Charles M. Skero – Private First Class, United States Army

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Charles M. Skero
Mt. Pleasant, Pennsylvania
Born September 1929
Private First Class, U.S. Army
Service Number 13246901
Died while Prisoner of War
Died June 22, 1951 in Korea

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Private First Class Skero was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division. He was taken Prisoner of War while fighting the enemy near Taejon, South Korea on July 20, 1950, forced to march to North Korea on the “Tiger Death March”, and died while a prisoner at An-Dong, North Korea on June 22, 1951 from wounds and malnutrition. His remains were not recovered.

Private First Class Skero was awarded the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Prisoner of War Medal, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal (Japan).

NOTE: PFC Skero has a Memorial Stone in Arlington National Cemetery (see photos below).

SKERO, CHARLES MICHAEL
PFC   US ARMY
KOREA

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/19/1929
  • DATE OF DEATH: 06/22/1951
  • BURIED AT: SECTION MK  SITE 141
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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