Frank L. Sklenar

Tomb Position

Sergeant of the Guard

Tomb Relief


Highest Military Rank


Tomb Dates

Jan 1947 - Dec 1949


CPL Sklenar went to work for various New York City government agencies, and after 18 years as a painter he switched careers and worked as a stage carpenter at the Metropolitan Opera House in NYC, building sets and performing cue dress in costume on stage. While there he worked on many different types: flying, unit, wagon cues and clearing scenery fly outs. Frank retired in 1992, after 20 years as an acting stage (right) manager.

After retiring, he began to enjoy sailing, reading and competition shooting.

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Units & Campaigns

Transportation Company, Fort Belvoir
Ceremonial Company, Military District of Washington

Awards & Decorations

World War II Victory Medal

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