Benjamin A. Sklaver

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Hamden, CT

Branch of Service: United States Army

Rank: Capt.

Assigned to the 422nd Civil Affairs Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve. Killed in an ambush while on patrol in Murcheh, Afghanistan. Ben had 2 priorities – to be the leader his men needed, and to improve lives, wherever he served. We remember him as a lover of peace and a pursuer of peace. Survived by his parents Laura and Gary Sklaver, brother Sam Sklaver and sister Annie Ornstein.

Age: 32

Date of Death: October 02, 2009

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