Mr. Robert Schultz

Facts

  • Branch of service or wartime activity:  United States Marines
  • Service dates: enlisted and served from November 22, 1943 –  December 20, 1945
  • Highest Rank: Private First Class
  • Unit, Division, Battalion,group, ship : USS California
  • War, operation, or conflict: WW II
  • Locations of military or civilian service:  South Pacific
  • Battles/ Campaigns: Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Philippines, Okinawa
  • Medals or special service awards:  Combat Action Ribbon, American Campaign Medal Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation Medal Ribbon, World War Two Victory, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal-WWII Ribbon
  • Special duties/highlights/achievements:  Manned aircraft guns such as the 20mm and 40mm

Background

Mr. Robert Schultz enlisted into the United States Marines during World War II, shortly after Pearl Harbor. He attained the rank of Private First Class and served from November 22nd, 1943 to December 20, 1945. He was stationed on the USS California, which operated in the south pacific, and was mainly tasked with the operation of the ships anti-aircraft guns. Mr. Schultz fought in Saipan, Tinian, Guam, Philippines, and Okinawa. For the bravery he displayed, he was awarded the Combat Action Ribbon, American Campaign Medal Ribbon, Navy Presidential Unit Citation, Philippine Liberation Medal Ribbon, World War Two Victory, and Asaitic Pacific Campaign Medal-WWII Ribbon. After the war, Mr. Schultz got a degree and went into accounting. He realized that he didn’t enjoy spending his day in a cubicle and got a job as a salesman. He continued this for many years and eventually went into the insurance business, working in it for 35 years. Today he is an active member of the Veterans of Foreign War and American legion veterans’ associations.

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