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02-15-2014, 13:36
Sgt. 1st Class Roberto C. Skelt, 41, of York, Fla., were killed Wednesday, the Department of Defense said.


Sgt. 1st Class Roberto C. Skelt, Jr., 41, of York, Fla., died Feb. 12, 2014, of wounds received from small-arms fire in Kapisa Province, Afghanistan.

Skelt was assigned to Company A,, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg, N.C., and was deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan.

Skelt enlisted in the U.S. Army in October 1990 as a signal support systems specialist. He completed initial entry training at Fort Jackson, S.C., followed by advanced individual training at Fort Gordon, Ga. He went on to serve at several duty stations in the United States and overseas.

In 2005, he graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course as a Special Forces engineer sergeant and was assigned to Co. C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd SFG (A), deploying with them twice to Afghanistan and once to Yemen.

Skelt went on to serve at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School and the 1st Special Warfare Training Group (A), Fort Bragg. Upon successfully completing those assignments, he was recently reassigned to 3rd SFG (A).

Skelt’s military education includes the Special Forces Qualification Course, the Senior Leader Course, the Physical Surveillance Course, the Basic Airborne Course, the Signal Support Systems Course, and Basic Combat Training.

Skelt’s awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal (3rd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Commendation Medal (2nd Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Achievement Medal (4th Oak Leaf Cluster), the Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award), the National Defense Service Medal (2nd Award), the Kosovo Campaign Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with three Campaign Stars, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (3rd Award), the Overseas Service Ribbon (4th Award), the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal (2nd Award), the Special Forces Tab, the Combat Infantryman Badge, and the Parachutist Badge.

He is survived by his wife and two sons, his parents, a brother and two sisters.


Brutha you will be missed Tico. Damn shame!

Prayers to your family, friends and team mates.

See you on the DZ. Blues skies and soft landings.

The Reaper
02-15-2014, 14:46
RIP, brother.

Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice.

You will not be forgotten.


02-15-2014, 14:46
RIP Brother, Vaya con Dios..

02-15-2014, 15:03
Rest in Peace Brother!!!!!!

Prayers out to your Family and Friends!!!!!

Rest Easy!!!!!!

Roguish Lawyer
02-15-2014, 16:45

02-15-2014, 18:04
The world is a little less because of your death.

You will be missed.

RIP Tico

02-15-2014, 18:08

02-15-2014, 18:52
Rest In Peace Sergeant and Thank You for Your Service and Your Sacrifice.

full cooler
02-15-2014, 19:09
Rest in peace.

02-15-2014, 19:54
Rest in peace, SFC Skelt. Thank you for your service. (I only wish your sacrifice had not been necessary.) Prayers out for you and your family.

02-15-2014, 20:07
Rest in Peace Brother. DOL

02-16-2014, 08:43
RIP, Soldier.

02-16-2014, 09:30
It's been a rough month for 2/3. My Prayers are out for all of them; that the Lord's protection will be around them and keep them safe, to stay strong, aggressive and reap vengeance on their enemies.

02-16-2014, 10:23
Good bye Brother. The company is already a more bleak place.

02-16-2014, 10:35
Rest in Peace Tico! Condolences to your family.


02-16-2014, 11:21
RIP Warrior....thank you for your service & sacrifice.

02-16-2014, 18:45
RIP Tico.

Goggles Pizano
02-18-2014, 09:29
In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus Sancti amen.
In pace requiescat SFC Skelt, dominus vobiscum.

02-18-2014, 10:59
Rest in Peace my brother.

02-21-2014, 13:55
Today at 1700 at Charlie Mike's, Ticos picture will hung