George Craig Schoettner
Specialist Four
E CO, 2ND BN, 16TH INFANTRY, 1ST INF DIV, USARV
Army of the United States
Trenton, New Jersey
February 13, 1946 to August 03, 1969
GEORGE C SCHOETTNER is on the Wall at Panel W20, Line 93

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George C Schoettner

SP4 GEORGE CRAIG SCHOETTNER

Craig and his twin brother, David, were adopted by George and Anne Schoettner in 1946. George was a career Navy man, a World War II and Korean veteran. The boys were four when George moved his family from California to Pitman, NJ. He retired from the Navy in 1958 and spent ten years as a postman.

Craig met his wife Penelope (Penny) while attending Trenton State and they were married in April 1967. She graduated in 1968 while Craig was a few credit hours short. Craig entered on active duty in October 1968.

On August 3rd, barely six weeks into Craig's twelve-month tour, his platoon was in a daylight ambush position near Lai Khe. At 3:10 P.M., a firefight with the Viet Cong broke out, and a hand grenade claimed Craig's life.

George C Schoettner, Jr (Craig) was laid to rest at Eglington Cemetery, Clarksboro, Gloucester County New Jersey. He is buried with his mother Anna N who predeceased him in 1967. His father passed away in 1999 and is buried in Arizona.

You can read his full biography at the New Jersey Vietnam Veteran Memorial

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