Colonel Keith L. Skidmore
Keith Skidmore arrived at 2/11 as
a promotable Captain and was the S-4 for a time before pinning on
his Majors leaf and becoming the Squadron XO. He was a notable
character in the Squadron and seemed to have a knack of showing up
in places at the least opportune time.
Some comments from John Wright:
These are some of my pictures of Major and Mrs.
Skidmore.....one is just before I drove them to the airport for
leave on Malta and the other is the gag gifts party from Xmas 1981
He wore a Blackhorse on both shoulders......his word was law and we
all tried to live up to his standards ......bottom line....he took
care of his soldiers and they took care of him.
He told me once that he smoked "Kents"... because in Vietnam
Nam.....the platoon resupply packs came in and he let the troops
take what they wanted....no one wanted the "Kents".... so that is
what he smoked......he could have pulled rank and got the good
stuff.....but he let his men take what they wanted.....just a small
example of the leader he was.