In Memory

Skip Catelli

Skip Catelli

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06/23/15 02:51 PM #1    

John Camilleri

For no particular reason i was thinking of my friend and classmate today,Skip Catelli,who died January 4,1969 at a place called Quang Ngai,Vietnam. Seems so long ago but i still remember helping work on his truck,i think a 56 or 57 chevy pickup in auto shop and skipper with that quick smile and laugh.We wern't close friends,but friends anyway as well as classmates and i was deeply saddened by his death. At that time in our history my brother was still on a hill called Khe Sanh as a marine,and two close cousins were also in Vietnam,one an engineer like Skip,the other a crewchief on a huey helicopter and so when i found out about Skipper being killed it was almost as a member of my family died.  So my friend,i know you have been with God and the Angels these past years,probably restoring His fleet of used trucks,just wanted to say i remember that quick wit and laugh.Rest in Peace buddy

07/19/15 11:28 AM #2    

Rick Calou

I met Skip in Mister Richmonds metal shop class. We were friends in the metal work we did and the laughs we shared. Years ago I heard he had been killed in Vietnam. Skip is the only member of our class that I knew who died there. Was he the only one?

I think of him when I build some things in my shop.Funny things, memories . . . . . .

When I went to Washington DC I looked him up on The Wall and thought good thoughts for our time together. 

Skip, you are remembered.

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