Peter John SchutzSpecialist Four
A CO, 2ND BN, 503RD INF RGT, 173 ABN BDE
Army of the United States
09 May 1947 - 03 March 1967
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The database page for Peter John Schutz
You died with my brother that terrible day in March.
I have a picture of you and Norman and your other buddies at the base camp in Vietnam. You are standing behind and above Norman in the picture.
I found your name on the Wall in D.C. this weekend, you and Norman are next to each other there too, one above, one below.
It makes me so sad to see your sweet young face in those pictures and to know you never got to live a full life.
You are not forgotten.
Today, Saturday 29th July 2006, we rubbed Peter's name at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington.
We did not know Peter, but as my name is almost the same as his, this was a good reason to commemorate.
I was 15 at the time Peter died. This is a salute to his family.
Pieter Schut (and son Ruben)
A Note from The Virtual WallThe 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, lost 20 men as the result of an action east of Kontum on 03 March 1967. The action began when a platoon from Charlie Company was ambushed and continued when additional forces were inserted to recover the trapped men. Ninteen were killed in the action; one died the following day of wounds received:
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Jun 2000
Last updated 08/10/2009