Saturday, November 26, 2016
PFC Floyd Franklin Skinner
After Floyd was drafted, probably in late 1943, he was eventually sent to the European theater. PVT Skinner was transferred to H Company 116th Infantry on 21 Jul 1944 to serve as a heavy machinegunner. He fought with the unit at Vire, Brest and into Germany. Promoted to PFC on 11 Aug 1944, following the liberation of Vire, he was killed in action in the attack on Koslar, Germany on 26 Nov 1944.
PFC Skinner was repatriated in 1949 and re-interred in Oak Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg, Virginia.