CE Schulz

Chester and Gertrude- A box of letters

11 hours ago
Nancy Hasting

It is well known that Evansville suffered one of the first casualties of World War I. But there is a story from the end of the war that is even more compelling.  WNIN’s Steve Burger has followed that story and was in France this past summer for its thrilling conclusion. Posey County native Nancy Hasting has put her family's story of World War I into a book titled, "A Tragedy of the Great War". 

Investigation reveals why soldier not recognized

May 31, 2018

We now have a pretty good idea of why an Evansville soldier's family endured the agony of waiting four months to learn of his fate after World War I, and how his name was left off a monument to the casualties of the one of the last battles of that war.

Mt. Vernon resident Nancy Hasting has spent the past two years researching the final days of her great-uncle, Army Sergeant Chester Schulz. He was killed in battle near Sedan, France just four days before the end of the war.

Plaque to honor soldier on its way to France

Nov 30, 2017
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. 

Soldier to finally receive recognition

May 11, 2017
"Sons of Men"- 1920, Abe P. Madison

An Evansville soldier will finally be recognized for his sacrifice nearly a century ago.           

On a monument in northern France to the First Infantry Division soldiers killed in that unit’s final battle of World War One, there are eighty names.  

Soon, there will be eighty one.

WWI soldier may finally get recognition

Feb 18, 2017
Nancy Hasting

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.