James Chester SchultzCorporal
A CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INF RGT, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
10 June 1949 - 19 September 1968
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The database page for James Chester Schultz
FROM ALL YOUR FRIENDS AND CLASSMATES AT LUTHER SOUTH.
From a high school classmate and Vietnam vet,
You were gone before I really got to know you. From what I know, we would be a great team. I like to think I have guides in my life and I believe you are mine. Thank You for helping me through the trying times in my life. I know you were very unselfish. Your memory will never die. You go with me from day to day. Someday we will be joined again and I will see who has had a major part in my life. Your classmates called you "Batman". I call you "GodFather." You also have the title of "Son", "Brother", and "Uncle." As you watch down on all of us may you share your grace and peace with all that those who keep you dear to their hearts. "I LOVE YOU, JIMMY"
Please, if anyone knew Jimmy, contact me. Would mean a lot!!!
From his Goddaughter,
Photo courtesy of Joy Davis
REMEMBEREDWith great pride and honor I add the Paratrooper Graduation picture.
Your parents were so proud of that picture, but your mom wished you would of smiled!
I know your spirit still lives.
You Live Through Me, I Live Because Of You!
From his cousin,
A Note from The Virtual Wall"A" Company, 2/503rd Infantry, lost three men on 19 Sep 1968:
On October 23, 1968, Cpl Jimmy Schultz received a posthumous award of the Bronze Star Medal for heroism. The Citation states that on 19 September 1968 he
"... was serving as a grenadier with the second platoon. The platoon was on an independent search and clear mission near the village of Hoi An. At approximately 1400 hours as the platoon moved across open rice paddies toward the village the platoon began to receive intense small arms and automatic weapons fire from three sides. Private Schultz was caught in the middle of a rice paddie. There were wounded comrades to his front. Someone passed the word back for the medic to come forward to aid the wounded. Private Schultz saw that the medics could not aid the wounded without possible danger to themselves. With complete disregard for his own personal safety, Private Schultz moved forward. From Private Schultz's exposed position and accurate fire on the enemy positions, the medic came forward to the wounded. As the fire fight continued Private Schultz was fatally wounded. Because of his devoted and unselfish act he gave his life to the cause that his wounded comrades might live. Private Schultz's personal bravery and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the Military Service and reflect great credit upon himself, his unit and the United States Army."
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Last updated 08/10/2009