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April 7, 2017

SSgt Charles M. Schulz US Army (Served 1943-1946)

by dianeshort2014

View the service history of cartoonist:

sparkySSgt Charles M. Schulz

US Army

(Served 1943-1946)

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Short Bio: In February 1943, Schulz was drafted into the United States Army and was sent to Fort Campbell in Kentucky. He was shipped to Europe two years later, departing Boston on February 5 and arrving in Le Havre, France on February 18, 1945 to fight in World War II with the U.S. 20th Armored Division. The unit spent its first month in unit training. It saw combat at the very end of the war. Elements of the 20th Division participated in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp. Schulz‘s unit was near but did not actually enter the camp. Schulz attained the rank of Staff Sergeant and was awarded the Combat Infantryman Badge (CIB). Years later he would say his proudest possession was his CIB and when speaking of his wartime service he would simply say, “I was a foot soldier.”

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