PR Award Recipient, 1970
The comedian and World War II veteran was honored for his work in fostering understanding of the Pledge of Allegiance, especially the added “under God” portion. He had suddenly taken ill and could not receive his award in person. Humorist Herb Shriner accepted the award on Skelton’s behalf.
For more information on Skelton, click here (http://www.redskelton.com/BIOGRAPHY.htm).