World War One

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.

Trend- 100th anniversary of World War One

Nov 7, 2014

Evansville's connection with the start of WWI is well known. We talk about a lesser known contribution at the end of that war, as well as some new research about the local contributions to WWII.