Holley man apologizes for claiming he served in Vietnam

Posted 20 September 2016 at 10:18 am


To all concerned and members of VFW Post #202 in Holley, I sincerely apologize for any of my inaccuracies and false statements to all those involved. I am sorry for all the problems I have caused with this mess.


Earle F Skellen


(Editor’s note: Mr. Skellen submitted this letter as a requirement from the Murray Town Court after he claimed to have been a veteran of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Holley VFW, Skellen allegedly used his position of power to purchase a John Deere zero-turn lawn mower at a reduced price of $500, when the value of the mower at the time of purchase was more than $2,000, according to the Orleans County Sheriff’s Office. He has since paid $2,000 to the VFW to cover the difference in the mower’s value.)