Paul Skoglund: 1937-2004
Paul Skoglund, a leading member of
Northern Virginia Chapter 227 and a former executive director of
the VVA national office, died October 29 in Cantonment, Florida.
The cause of death was cancer due to exposure to Agent Orange in
Skoglund is a former enlisted man who retired an Army major. He
served two tours of duty in Vietnam. During 1966-67, he was with
the Fourth Infantry Division in the Central Highlands. He spent
1971-72 with the Second Signal Group in Long Binh.
After retiring from a 23-year Army career in 1978, Skoglund
received his B.A. from St. Martin's College in Lacey, Washington.
He then earned his M.A. in management and human relations from
Webster University in St. Louis.
Skoglund was a very active member of the Dean K. Phillips Memorial
Chapter 227, serving over the years in many capacities, including
president, vice president, treasurer, chair of the DMZ to Delta
Dance, and delegate to the Virginia State Council.
"Paul was dedicated to veterans and to VVA," said longtime Chapter
227 member Lou James. "He played a major role in the success of
the chapter. His death came too soon, and we all will miss him