Chester and Gertrude (At War)

It happens every day. A relative dies and family members receive the items of that person's life. One person gets the china, another some furniture. For Posey County, Indiana resident Nancy Hasting, it was a box of letters.

The story that began in 1918 ended a century later with a historic action by the U.S. Army's First Infantry Division Memorial Association. 

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.

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.

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