WWI soldier may finally get recognition

Feb 18, 2017

Here is an update to a story we've been following for several years.  Evansville native Chester Schulz was killed in action on November, 7, 1918, just four days before the end of World War One.

Because of the chaos of the war and poor record-keeping, Chester Schulz's name was omitted from a monument to the soldiers who died in the last days of the war in northern France.  Now, he may finally be recognized.

His great niece, Nancy Hasting of Posey County, has chronicled the story of Chester and his mother Gertrude in a book. Gertrude Schulz put Evansville on the map in 1918, by helping organize and chairing the first national convention of the War Mothers of America here in September of that year.