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ROY K. SKIPTON
ROY KENNEDY SKIPTON

Five years with the 82nd Airborne took Captain Skipton through France, Holland, Belgium and Germany. For all this he was awarded seven combat decorations plus four battle stars and the bronze arrowhead on his ETO ribbon. In return, he gave his right eye, part of his skull; wounds received while fighting in the Battle of the Bulge. After the war, after the hospitals, he married Mary Eleanor McLaughlin, and they now have two daughters. Skip was born in Excelsior, Minnesota, where the shades of night fall fast, and was graduated from College Park in '42. After internship, he is pointing for Ob- Gyn.

Source: Terra Mariae medicus University of Maryland, College Park. School of Medicine, Annual of the University's School of Medicine and School of Nursing (1951)

ROY K. SKIPTON, M.D. On Tuesday, April 20, 2010, of Rockville, MD. Beloved husband of Mary M. Skipton; father of Cornelia A. Skipton, Patrick Kennedy Skipton and his wife, Maria and the late Susan Jane Skipton; grandfather of Kevin Williams, Matthew Williams, Joshua Skipton, Andrew Skipton and Rosemary Skipton; great-grandfather of Grace Willis, Allyson Williams and Sarah Williams, brother of Lisabeth Leonard. The family will receive friends at PUMPHREY''S COLONIAL FUNERAL HOME, 300 W. Montgomery Ave. (Route 28 just off I 270 exit 6-A) Rockville, MD on Friday from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. A service will be held at New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave., N.W., Washington, DC. 20005-4790 on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. Graveside service and interment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1 p.m. Please assemble at the Administration Building with your own transportation by 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to New York Avenue Presbyterian Church at the above address.

Source: The Washington Post, April 22, 2010

In Memoriam
The Medical Staff of Prince George’s Hospital Center mourns the loss of [one] of its members:

Roy K. Skipton M.D.
Dr. Skipton passed away in May 2010. He entered the United States Army as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment, the famed “Red Devils”. He served as an Infantry Platoon Leader. He was wounded in Holland in September 1944 and awarded a second Purple Heart for wounds suffered in the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944. His military decorations include the Distinguished Unit Badge, World War II Victory Medal, Bronze Star, Purple Heart with 1 Cluster, Combat Infantry Badge, and the European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 4 Battle Stars. He received his medical degree at the University of Maryland in 1951. Dr. Skipton practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology at Prince George’s Hospital from 1956 until 1984. He served as the Director of the Ob/Gyn Residency Program for many years. Dr. Skipton is fondly remembered by many of his friends and colleagues at Prince George’s Hospital Center. He will be greatly missed.

Graveside service and interment with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, August 4, 2010 at 1 p.m. Please assemble at the Administration Building with your own transportation by 12:30 p.m. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 2005-4790.

Source: The Leader, Medical staff of Prince Georg's Hospital Center, July/August 2010

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