Former Leghorn dies

A quiet family man and a tough football player, Harry "Bud" Skoog died Monday at his longtime Liberty Valley home, most of which he built with his own hands. He was 90.


He was born Oct. 6, 1922, to Carl and Florence Skoog, Penngrove chicken ranchers in an era when Petaluma was supplier of eggs to the world.

He attended Penngrove School and then Petaluma High School, from where he graduated in 1941. After briefly attending Santa Rosa Junior College, Skoog followed his brother into the Navy once the United States entered World War II.

He served the war out as a crewman on a transport ship traveling the South Pacific, India and Atlantic oceans and the Mediterranean Sea, ferrying troops to the battlefield and returning with prisoners of war.

After the war, he enrolled in the University of San Francisco on the GI Bill and a football scholarship.

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