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Edward Joseph Schultz

War: World War II
Parent/Wife: Son of Amalia and Edward Sr.
City: Pittsville
Birth Date: 29 Sep 1919 Brighton, Kenosha County, Wisconsin, USA
Death Date: 14 Dec 1944 (aged 25) Palawan Province, MIMAROPA, Philippines
How Died: POW-Unknown Causes
Where Died: Pow Camp,Manila Bay
Where Buried: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery Lemay, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Rank: Cpl
Branch: Navy

Kia=Killed in Action
Dow=Died of Wounds
Dod=Died of Disease
Mia=Missing in Action


The Power of Freedom

Some people fight in a war because they have to. Others fight because they are fighting for their freedom. Men of World War II had the same goal and it was to keep our freedom. One man, Edward J Schultz, was at work in this dangerous task of war.

Edward J Schultz was a man that had been residing in Pittsville, WI until he went to war. He was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward J Schultz. Edward loved to write. He wrote documents and other articles about where he was and where he was going to go. He became the author of a few books that talked about Korea. When he started up in the navy, he started out as a private like everyone else. He worked and worked and soon Edward earned the right to become a corporal.

Then he went overseas to fight in World War II. While he was over there though, he went missing and no one knew where he had gone. People soon found out that Edward and five other Wisconsin soldiers were captured by the Japanese, along with some two hundred forty-two others from the navy, coast guard, and marines. These men were put into a camp and they were announced to be prisoners of war on July 15, 1943. The camp that they were sent to was somewhere on Manila Bay. Sadly, that is where Edward died from causes that are unknown. He died on December 14, 1944.

Edward J Schultz was a leader of the United States of America He died with honor and glory, while fighting for their freedom.

This country is a free nation because men like Edward J Schultz are not afraid to die for the protection of our rights, our privileges, and the freedom for our country.

Marshfield Senior High


10 Sep 1945, Mon Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wisconsin) Newspapers.com


News Articles

Schultz Declared Missing
Schultz is POW


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