SKY“ is one of America’s most prominent military-historical commemorative artists. Among nations and places displaying his original
artworks and prints are the French Airborne Museum at Ste-Mer-Eglise, Normandy; the Pentagon in Washington; the Korean War Veterans
Commission and Ministry of Defense in Seoul, Republic of Korea; Luxembourg; Canberra, Australia, Returned Servicemen
s League
Headquarters; the U.S. Naval Academy, Air Force Academy, West Point; the Soldier & Sailors Museum, Buffalo, NY; Arlington National
Cemetery; and many military stations at home and abroad. His famous poem “
Soldier graces several state monuments to honor veterans of
all wars and conflicts. His latest painting,
Assured Victory...A 09-11-2001 Memorial was loaned for display at Arlington National Cemetery
since December, 2001, in honor of the American sacrifices on that day at the Pentagon and New York City World Trade Center terrorists
attacks and the
War on Terrorism in Afghanistan ,Iraq and worldwide by U.S. military and civilian forces.
SKYhas received several awards and commendations for his military service, and for his artwork from various public , private and
governmental sectors, the most prestigious being the award of the Military Order of the Purple Heart
s George Washington Medallion of
Merit, joining such recipients as Presidents Johnson, Reagan, George Bush Senior, Senator Bob Dole and actor Bob Hope.
SKY is a combat-wounded and disabled Vietnam Veteran having risen to the rank of Captain from Private in the U.S. Army and holds the
coveted Combat Infantryman
s Badge, two Bronze Stars, three Air Medals, Meritorious Service medal, Purple Heart and several foreign
awards to include the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry medal, Wound medal and Honor medal(First Class). He Served two combat tours as a
special warfare and senior intelligence advisor from 1967-71 in isolated outposts. During the
Tet Offensive of 1968" battle in Ben-Tre, his
outpost coined the famous quote
We had to destroy the town to save it..! His last assignment on active duty with the Army Recruiting
Command in Boston, Massachusetts, was to design and conduct John Wayne
s internationally famous arrival into Harvard Square,
Cambridge, Massachusetts, atop an M-113 armored personnel carrier as a public support event with the Harvard
s Lampoon and Hasty Pudding
Club
. After release from active duty, he attended the University of Massachusetts at Boston and Amherst earning a Bachelor in Political
Science and a Master in Public Administration and attended MIT for special graduate studies in Arms Control and Defense Planning. He
studied art at the Corcoran Museum in Washington and had a studio in the Stars & Stripes newspaper building
. He is the creator of the
Coors Combat Art collection, co-creator of the Coors Scholarship Fund for veterans dependents and the newly published Coors book of his
artworks ,
“The Defenders Of Freedom” . His name is a registered trademark. He is a native of Massachusetts. Mr. Skypeck was inducted into
the U.S. Army’s Artillery Officer Candidate School’s Hall of Fame for his veterans’ artistic work and achievements.
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