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Robert Elwayne Skimin
Birth: Jul. 30, 1929
Belden
Lorain County
Ohio, USA
Death: May 9, 2011
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA

Robert Skimin was born in the small village of Belden in rural Ohio the son of Ellwyn W Skimin and Mildred L Summerton.

He attended Monmouth Junior College, 1948-49; University of Georgia, 1957-58; South Dakota School of Technology, 1959-60; and Cornish School of Allied Arts, 1967-68.

He served in the United States Army as an aviator and paratrooper, 1947-67. He was the fourth youngest commissioned officer in the Army in 1949, and was the first aviator attached to the Green Berets, 1955-57. He was awarded the Purple Heart, the Bronze Star, and the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster.

Skimin authored a number of historical fiction and non-fiction books. Skimin began his writing career with the publication of Rob`s Guide to El Paso and Juarez in 1973. Inducted into the El Paso Writers Hall of Fame, he won a few literary awards including the Ohiana Book Award in 1984 for Chikara. In 1993, he earned a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Apache Autumn
 
Burial:
Fort Bliss National Cemetery
El Paso
El Paso County
Texas, USA
Plot: Columbarium A, Row B, Site 7
 
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Record added: May 22, 2011
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To a fellow Ohioian and fallen hero. Never forgotten.
- Jennifer and Matthias Wegmann
 Added: Aug. 3, 2013
Robert, I have added your name to the Family Tree, Resting where no shadows fall.An Irish relative
-Anonymous
 Added: Mar. 1, 2013
We will miss your visits to the library
- Desert Wind
 Added: Nov. 2, 2012
 
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