Plaque to honor soldier on its way to France

Nov 30, 2017

A duplicate of the plaque to be placed on a monument in France to honor an Evansville soldier's sacrifice.
Credit Steve Burger

An update on a story WNIN has followed for several years- Mt. Vernon resident Nancy Hasting's effort to get her great-uncle's name added to a monument in France honoring World War One casualties.

Army sergeant Chester Schulz was killed while attacking an enemy position near the town of Sedan in northern France on November 7, 1918. It was just four days before the end of the war. 

In the chaos of those last days, his name was not included among the casualties and consequently, was left off the monument erected some years later.

After working for over a year, Hasting was able to get 1st Army Division memorial officials to agree to add the name. The plaque will be installed in the next few weeks.

WNIN will continue to follow this story, including complete coverage of this interesting and impactful story on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.