Gary Frederick Schuler
"Photo's courtesy of Ron Dedenbach". "We're still trying to find his family." (The immediate family has been located today - Oct 6 - The Virtual Wall)
-- Denis McDonough, September 23, 2012.
The entry from the Army's Report of Casualty states: "Individual was passenger in armored
personnel carrier on combat operation when hit by hostile recoiless rifle fire." Denis and the 1st Battalion (Mechanized),
5th Infantry Regiment (Bobcats) Association provided the following
additional information about the contact that took the life of Gary Schuler: "On March 31, 1967, Companies A, B, and C
conducted Search and Destroy (S&D) operations to the west of the battalion base. The Recon Platoon remained in reserve
with the battalion command group. Company A made a brief contact at 0830 hours, exchanging small arms fire with negative
At the time of his death, his mother, Mrs. Gertrude Schuler, Oakwood Avenue, Syracuse, New York was notified by the Army. Gertrude L. Schuler Granzow, Gary's "Gold Star" mother passed away June 15, 2012, in Baldwinsville and had 3 surviving sons, Gary's brothers: Jerry Schuler of Virginia, Larry (Linda) Schuler of Lysander and Kenneth Granzow of Baldwinsville. Read more details here
Schuler relaxing in basecamp Reading Mail.
Schuler Covered in Dust with Tracks in background.
Unit in background between the two men and a helicopter providing cover can be seen overhead.
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