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Skinner, Harry G. Jr. - Ensign
A HERO EVERY DAY
Brave Deeds of Men In America's Fighting Service.
Perilous work falls to the lot of the men of the navy on patrol and convoy duty in the war zone of the Atlantic. Always open to attack from the enemy's submarines, they take the extra hazard of having to said their craft in black darkness, for no lights are allowed. It was when the U. S. destroyer Chauncey was steaming without lights that she collided with a British vessel, the Rose. The after portion of the American vessel was submerged. Those in the forward part of the ship were saved. Among the men who made the supreme sacrifice, losing his life to save those of others, was Ensign Harry G. Skinner, Jr., of the U. S. naval reserve force. He was a native of Baltimore, Md., and enlisted May 3, 1917. His mother, Mrs. Harry G. Skinner, lives at Mt. Washington, Md.
Wyoming State Tribune- Cheyenne State Leader, Cheyenne, WY 13 May 1918