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 Walter Francis Skees

Walter Francis Skees

Birth
Providence, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA
Death 23 Oct 1999 (aged 64)
Carmel-by-the-Sea, Monterey County, California, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 10792 · View Source
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Singer. Born in Providence, Rhode Island, he was the US Army's top vocalist. Serving in the Army from 1955 to 1983, retiring a Sergeant Major, he sang in the White House for Presidents Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan. He also performed for Harry S. Truman after he left office and for George Bush when he was vice president. During his Army career, he sang as a headliner at Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall and on television variety shows hosted by Bob Hope, Steve Allen, Merv Griffin and others. After leaving the Army, he worked as cruise director with the Holland-America steamship line. He died in Carmel, California.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 11 Jul 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 10792
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Walter Francis Skees (27 Feb 1935–23 Oct 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10792, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .