Skaug, Tom – WI

Thomas P. Skaug.

USAF 1961-72.

1967 – 1968 Helicopter (UH-1P) crew chief and door gunner (Vietnam), Ban Me Thout, Vietnam, 20th SOS (Green Hornets).

1968 – 1970 Air Rescue (HH-43B) George AFB, and McConnell AFB.

1971 – 1972 Can Tho, Vietnam 619th, 1965 – 1966. Hontre Island, Vietnam 619th

1970 – 1971 Attached to 5th SF/MACVSOG USAR

1972 – 1975 WI Army National Guard 1984 – 1997

1984 – 1995 Served in Iraq w/1157th Trans. Co. supporting 1st ID, 2nd ACR and 3rd ID. 1157th Trans Co.

1995 – 1997 332nd RAOC.

Retired, MSG/E8, MOS 11B50

Conflicts & Operations

  • Cuban Missile Crisis
  • Gulf War
  • Vietnam War

Proud member of

*National Association for Uniformed Services
* Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees
* Paralyzed Veterans of America
* Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States – Army
* AMVETS – Army
* The Retired Enlisted Association – Army
* American Legion – Army
* Vietnam Veterans of America – Army
* Disabled American Veterans – Army
* Enlisted Association of the National Guard – Army
* National Guard Association of the United States – Army

Interests

Work with many military veteran organizations on legislation both at the national and state levels. Past National President of Uniformed Services Disabled Retirees (USDR). Member of the following organizations: AMVETS, DAV, EANGUS, Legion, NAUS, SOA, TREA, USDR, VFW, VHCA, VVA and United Veterans Honor Guard.

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~ Final Flight 26 April 2018 ~

Thomas P. Skaug, age 75, of Oshkosh, passed away after a courageous battle with COPD on April 26, 2018 at Mercy Medical Center.

He was born on July 22, 1942 in Oshkosh a son of the late Phillip and Elsie (Meixl) Skaug.

Tom married the former Pamela Jean Voelkel on January 23, 1971 in Oshkosh.

Tom served his country in the US Army and was a member of the VFW Post 1908, AMVETS 7, DAV, VVA, MVA, USDR, Oshkosh Elks, American Legion Post 234 of Omro, SOA, VVMF, MVM, UVHG, 32nd Old Timers, TREA, Eangus, WNGEA, USAF RotorHeads. He was a helicopter crew chief in the US Air Force 1961-1972, Army Reserves 1972-1974, Wis National Guard 1157 Transportation 1984-1997. Tom did three tours in Vietnam and was also in Desert Storm.

He had worked for 23 years at the Oshkosh Truck Corp. and for 4 years at Smith Security. He greatly enjoyed deer hunting and going to Camp 8 cabin and going to and participating in the Iola Car Show. Tom was also an avid Packer and Badger fan. He will be sadly missed by all who knew him.

He is survived by and his memory will be cherished by his wife, Pam of Oshkosh; two brothers, Timothy (Mary) Skaug and Terry (Annette) Skaug both of Oshkosh; sisters-in-law, Deborah Murphy of Indiana and Cynthia Voelkel of Oshkosh; two god children, Sherry Skaug and Brandi Thompson. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.

Funeral services for Tom will be held on Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at 11:00 am in First English Lutheran Church, 1013 Minnesota St, in Oshkosh with the Rev. Timothy Greenwald officiating. A time of visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday from 9 a.m. until the time of service. Burial with full military honors by the United Veterans Honor Guard (of which he was a member) will follow in Lake View Memorial Park Cemetery. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund will be established.

~ GUEST BOOK ~

2018 April 28 My sincere condolences to Pam and Tom’s family. Tom was a Brother Green Hornet. We shared time together in Vietnam on our Huey’s. May he rest in peace now.
~
Jim Green

2018, April 28
Our heart is breaking with the passing of your beloved Tom. He surely will be missed by all of us who knew him.
~
James Koerner

2018, April 28
My sincere condolences to you Pam and to all the Skaug family. Tom served our country for many years and was a Brother USAF “Green Hornet” to me. He will be missed and I have been honored to know him as a Brother and Friend….
~
Jim Burns

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