Evansville soldier killed in WWI finally receives recognition

Jul 24, 2018

U.S. Army First Division Monument at Wadelincourt in Northern France

Steve Burger reported from Sedan in Northern France where Monday a plaque was placed on the First Division Monument at Wadelincourt that honors the casualties from the final offensive of World War I. That plaque contains the name of Evansville native Army Sergeant Chester Schulz. His name was left off the monument in the chaos at the end of WWI. A great niece, Nancy Hasting of Mount Vernon, noticed and decided to get his name added to it. A four year effort finally came to its completion when Nancy herself turned the last few turns on the screwdriver to add Chester Schulz’s name to the monument at Wadelincourt.

Steve followed Nancy in France while she traced the final days of her great-uncle, Chester Schulz. Look for more on this story in the coming weeks.