This is a Cenotaph.
Linton Skobba is buried elsewhere.
Linton Clifford Skobba.
78th Company, 6th Regt., U.S.M.C.
Linton was the son of Anund J. Skobba, and Mary Thompson, both born Norway. Linton attended public school in Madison, Minnesota. He went to Horace Mann grade school and Central High School in Minneapolis, and went to the University of Minnesota for two years. He worked at the Mercantile State Bank. He was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church.
Linton Skobba enlisted in the Marines in April 1917 at Saint Paul, Minnesota. He trained at Mare Island, California, and Quantico, Virginia. He left New York 24 January 1918 on the U.S.S. Henderson. He was stationed at the Verdun Section, Chatteau Thierry and Belleau Wood. He was gassed and removed to Base Hospital #30. He returned to his unit near the end of August and participated in the Saint Mihiel drive, and was seriously wounded 15 September 1918. He was taken prisoner and taken to a prison hospital at Kreuznack, Germany, where he died.
His parents were living at 3201 Columbus avenue south, Minneapolis circa 1921.
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