Warning: Illegal string offset 'cp_id' in /home/cmohs/cmohs.org/FRAMEWORK.php on line 31
CMOHS.org - Captain SKINKER, ALEXANDER R., U.S. Army

Recipient Detail

 

SKINKER, ALEXANDER R.

Rank: Captain
Organization: U.S. Army
Company:
Division: 138th Infantry, 35th Division
Born: St. Louis, Mo.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: St. Louis, Mo.
G.O. Number: 13
Date of Issue: 12/31/1919
Accredited To:
Place / Date: At Cheppy, France, 26 September 1918
 
 


SKINKER, ALEXANDER R. Photo
 
Citation

Unwilling to sacrifice his men when his company was held up by terrific machinegun fire from iron pill boxes in the Hindenburg Line, Capt. Skinker personally led an automatic rifleman and a carrier in an attack on the machineguns. The carrier was killed instantly, but Capt. Skinker seized the ammunition and continued through an opening in the barbed wire, feeding the automatic rifle until he, too, was killed.