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Conflict Period:
Vietnam War 1
Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private First Class 1
Birth:
21 Oct 1948 1
Death:
04 Jun 1969 1
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Full Name:
Harold Alonzo Skaggs 1
Birth:
21 Oct 1948 1
Male 1
Death:
04 Jun 1969 1
Cause: Other Explosive Device 1
Age at Death: 20 1
Body Recovered: Recovered 1
Casualty Date: 04 Jun 1969 1
Casualty Type: Hostile, Died 1
Residence:
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ 1
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Marriage:
Marital Status: Single 1
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Vietnam War 1

Branch:
Marine Corps 1
Rank:
Private First Class 1
Battalion:
3rd Recon Bn 1
Company:
D Co 1
Enlistment Type:
Regular 1
Grade:
E2 1
Major Command:
3rd Mar Div 1
Service:
Marine Corps 1
Tour Start Date:
27 Sep 1968 1
Years Served:
1 1
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Religion:
Protestant - No Denominational Preference 1
Race or Ethnicity:
Caucasian 1
Memorial Wall Location:
Line: 68 1
Panel: 23W 1

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Stories

Thank you Marine for your dedicated service to this great nation and our Corps..

THE WALL

Standing here in front of the Wall
silently reading your name
solemnly I thank you one and all
Each of you different, yet the same

The list seems forever endless
but I remember your faces
you made the supreme sacrifice, I confess
as I walk slowly with measured paces

Each one of you answered the call
willingly or not, you gave your lives
Rest easy, my Brothers - heroes all
The Nation still survives


"War drew us from our homeland

In the sunlit springtime of our youth.

Those who did not come back alive remain

 in perpetual springtime -- forever young --

And a part of them is with us always."

--- Author Unknown ---

 God Bless  You                  ike

To a Fallen Brother

To a Fallen Brother; 


My brother Robert L. Pearcy was killed in Vietnam June 4, 1969. That's all I knew for some 38 years. Then (I don't remember exactly how) my family got in contact with two Marines, a couple of years ago, they knew and served with my brother. Thats when I found out about “Flight Time” and what happened that morning when they were attacked. I feel so much better since that get together knowing what happened to my brother. I visit the Wall website http://www.thewall-usa.com


One of the visitors left a link to this site and I found the members of “Flight Time”.


Please accept my family's deepest gratitude and recsepct for your ultimate sacrifice and for standing side by side with my brother on your final day, Rest In Peace my new found brother.


Mark Pearcy 12/08/09


scorch507@msn.com


 

    Writer:
Mark Pearcy

US Marine Harold Alonzo Skaggs, Vietnam Veteran. Native of Phoenix, Arizona.

US Marine Private First Class Harold Alonzo Skaggs was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, PFC Skaggs served our country until June 4th, 1969 in Quang Tri, South Vietnam. He was 20 years old and was not married. It was reported that Harold died from an undetermined explosion. His body was recovered. Harold was born on October 21st, 1948 in Phoenix, Arizona. PFC Skaggs is on panel 23W, line 068 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for one year.

Dear Lonnie: Your humor, warmth, and motivation to serve your country will always be remembered in my heart and memories and all who loved you. Forever, Ronda Olson.

Fallen Brother:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZez-OERC64
To the family of Mr. Skaggs, I have photos and information if you want. Thank you, Mark Pearcy, scorch507@msn.com.

High School Friends: To a Marine from a Soldier: Lonnie and I went to high school togeather and were pretty good friends. We were in Viet Name at the same time. A couple years latter I was told that there was a special memorial at the school Gym to honor not only Lonnie, but all that gave the supreme sacrifice. There were quite a few names on the wall of the Gym, many of us went. Rest in peace friend. Ken Sikes, 514 North Country Club Way, Chandler Az, 85226, ngsikes@cox.net

My Friend: Lonnie, and I were friends since age 5. He was a special person. He was always going to be a Marine. He is truely a Hero.I served in the same area as he did. in 70-71 with the 1st Cav. Tom McGough, Phoenix Az 85382, tomcgough@yahoo.com.

Just a friend that I served with at the Rockpile 1969. I have a great photo of him outside our tent at the Rockpile. Bill Fesler, 9660 Crystal View Drive Tujunga, Ca. 91042, feslerwt@gte.net

Harold (Lonnie) was my cousin. He was a Recon Marine and assigned to recon team "Flight Time" from the 3rd Platoon, Company D, 3d Recon BN, 3d Marine Division. Most of what follows is from a letter that his Company C.O. wrote in a letter to Harold's Mother. "On 2 June his six man team was helo-lifted into an area South of Khe Sanh in the vicinity of Hill 471. John Lee, jandrat108@aol.com.

His Uncle, I am Lonnie's Uncle Dale E Skaggs Sr and i have lost contact for almost 50 years now with the entire family and would love very much any info on Lonnie or pic of him or his family. Im not getting any younger and would love to get in contact with any person in his family. I was in Vietnam when Lonnie was killed and didnt even know he was there and killed till I arrived home in Jan 1970. Any info would would make an old man very happy. Thanks for all your time. Dale E Skaggs Sr, 650E Millcreek Rd, Radcliff, Ky 40160, dessr351@aol.com

He served with Delta Company, 3rd Marines, 3rd Marine Division, 3rd MAF.

He was awarded The Bronze Star for Valor, The Combat Action Ribbon(CAR), The Purple Heart Medal for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.


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