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ERNEST MACK SKINNER


is honored on Panel 18E, Line 54 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Nancy V. Thompson Kulppi

    Posted on 3/5/17 - by nancykulpiaries9@hotmail.com
    Ernie nicknamed Butch and I grew up together in Ontonagon, Michigan. His parents were killed in a freak small plane accident in John Day Oregon. Butch was 3 and I was 4 when his grandma Noble, Mothers mom who was a neighbor to my family, came and got him and brought him and his sister Reba to Ontonagon. We played constantly in the woods and were best of childhood friends.

    If Ernie's Skinner side of the family reads this and I sure hope that they do; I have a message from Ernie to them. I have been holding it inside me for these many years. I don't know the family rift between the Nobles and the Skinners; but I know Ernie wanted with all his heart to know his fathers family. If the related Skinner family reads this--PLEASE GET IN TOUCH WITH ME! I have a message for you from Ernie. I have kept it in my heart for these 60 years.

    You can contact me at: Nancy V. Kulppi 7220 North Claremont 3B Chicago, IL 60645 Sure hope to hear from the Skinner family. Sincerely Nancy Kulppi

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  • To my dear brother who was never forgotten

    Posted on 10/19/14
    dear Ernie
    I miss you dearly i think about you every day your sister Reba.
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 3/7/14 - by Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net
    Dear SP5 Ernest Mack Skinner, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    With respect, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We remember

    Posted on 6/11/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Ernest is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Ontonagon, MI. PH
  • Uncle Ernie

    Posted on 5/3/08 - by Tammy Sustarich tsustarich@chartermi.net
    I never knew uncle Ernie, he died before I was born. It is amazing to me that I can mention his name to anyone from the town of Ontonagon and they remember him. It is my understanding he was a very popular and very likable guy. I wish I could have known him. I wish my children could have known him. I am doing a report with my son on the Vietnam war and I am disturbed by the horror of it all. I find myself in tears thinking about it. It is my understanding that Ernie didn't have to go, but felt an obligation to. He and my mother lost thier parents when my mother was an infant and Ernie a toddler. Ernie was my mother's only immediate family. She misses him deeply. We love you uncle Ernie.
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The Wall of Faces

Brought to you by the organization that built The Wall, the Vietnam Veterans Virtual Memorial Wall is dedicated to honoring, remembering and sharing the legacies of all those who died in the Vietnam War. Here you can go beyond the names on The Wall to see the faces, share the stories and read the remembrances posted by friends, neighbors, classmates and family members.

All of these photos will be showcased in The Education Center at The Wall on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. To learn more about the effort to collect these photos and ensure their faces will never be forgotten, visit www.buildthecenter.org.