SGT George Walter Skakel

Male12 January 1946–6 March 1968

Brief Life History of George Walter

When SGT George Walter Skakel was born on 12 January 1946, in Moab, Grand, Utah, United States, his father, James Curtis Skakel Jr, was 46 and his mother, Odile Jocelyne Edith Berton, was 31. He lived in Santa Cruz, California, United States in 1968. He died on 6 March 1968, in Quảng Trị, Vietnam, at the age of 22, and was buried in Olema Cemetery, Olema, Marin, California, United States.

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James Curtis Skakel Jr
Odile Jocelyne Edith Berton
SGT George Walter Skakel

Sources (2)

  • George Walter Skakel, "United States Military Personnel who Died During the Vietnam War, 1956-2003"
  • George Walter Skakel, "Find A Grave Index"

Parents and Siblings

Siblings (1)

World Events (8)

1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 1

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

1947 · The CIA is Established

Age 1

The Central Intelligence Agency was created because the U.S. government had need for a group to help detect and subdue any potential threats to the nation.

1953 · Grizzly Bear Becomes State Animal

Age 7

The California grizzly bear became designated as the state animal in 1953.

Name Meaning

Scottish: of uncertain origin; possibly a nickname from Scottish Gaelic sgagaire ‘coward’.

Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland © University of the West of England 2016

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