Michael Skavinsky


Skavinsky was killed at the last days of the war, at the age of 37. One day after the 6th AD officially ended offensive operations. 
So arguably one of the last 6th Armored KIA's during the war
December 7, 1994 newspaper interview with a 69th Tank Bn. veteran Hogg, who describes Skavinsky's actions during the Battle of the Bulge.
Hogg recalled other images of selfless humanity in the most inhuman conditions. He spoke of Mike Skavinsky, a cook from Lawrenceville who volunteered for tank service. 
"At daylight, Mike got out of his tank and went to the wounded Germans. They had blankets in their back packs, and Mike would be out there in the bitter cold and deep snow covering those guys with their blankets. At night he was shooting at them. In the morning he was trying to save them". Skavinsky was killed on the last day of the war.
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Michael Skavinsky

Private First Class, U.S. Army

Service # 33687043

69th Tank Battalion, 6th Armored Division

Entered the Service from: Pennsylvania

Died: 17-Apr-1945

Buried at: 

Awards: Bronze Star