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Schulz, Leo T.


Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 5/8/2007 at 22:11:07

Schulz, Leo T.

Traer, IA

Serial No: 37044379

Born: Dec 14 1905

Parents: Herman C. and Mary A. Schulz

Entered Army: May 5, 1941, Inf.

Training in US: Camp Caliborne, LA; Fort Dix. NJ

Left for Overseas: New York, Feb 18, 1942; arrived Ireland on Mar 2, 1942

Overseas Training: Inverary, Scotland, Aug to Sep 1942. Assigned 34th Div., Light Ordnance

Sent to Front: Nov. 1942, Algiers, Africa

Engagements: Entire African Campaign, Nov 1942 to Aug 1943; entire Italian Campaign, Sep 1943 to Jul 1945.

Medals-Ribbons: Before Pearl Harbor, ETO Ribbon with 6 Battle Stars

Returned to US: Naples, July 19, 1945; New York, Jul 29, 1945

Discharged: Fort Sheridan, IL on Aug 3, 1945. Rating: T/3

Months in Service: In US, 7; overseas, nearly 42

Was credited with over 500 consecutive days at the front. The 34th Div. was to get French Croix de Guerre but never received it.

Present Occupation: Die maker, John Deere Tractor Works

Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1949.)

Researcher Note: Leo died in 1973 and is buried in Buckingham Cemetery, Traer, IA. His parents are buried there also. Buckingham is online.


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