Chester Schulz

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.

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.