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William H. Schultz, Sr.
September 4, 1917 - January 8, 2002
William H. Schultz, Sr., 84, of Colonial Heights, Virginia, born Sept. 4, 1917, in Pittsburgh, Pa., died Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2002, at John Randolph Medical Center in Hopewell, Virginia. Colonel Schultz was a retired Army officer having served his country from 1942 until retirement 31, August 1969. The Colonelís military career began in 1942, with infantry basic training at Camp Wheeler in Macon, Ga. He then became a member of the Military Police Corps and continued in this branch of the Army until retirement.
He attended Officer Candidate School at the Provost Marshalís General School at Ft. Custer, Mich., and received his commission in August 1943. Colonel Schultz was a graduate of Bucknell University, Lewisburg, Pa., with a bachelor of arts degree in economics and minors in political science and sociology. After college, civilian employment as an insurance investigator General Adjustment Bureau in New York City preceded Colonel Schultzís entry to active duty in the Army. Before entering college, Colonel Schultz attended Mercersburg Academy in Pennsylvania from 1935-1936.
Highlights of the Colonelís military career include overseas duty in Kassel, Germany, where he was officer in charge of the Criminal Investigations Division (CID), 480th Military Police Detachment from 1950-1953; and in Uijongbui, Korea, from 1957-1958, as commanding officer of the 19th Military Police, CID, I Corps. During World War II, Colonel Schultz served in the Pacific Theatre of Operations as a member of the 36th Military Police Company. He saw action in New Guinea and the Philippines.
During the early occupation of Japan he served as Assistant Provost Marshal for I Corps. With his assignment as Provost Marshal in Bangkok, Thailand, (JUSMAG) Colonel Schultz provided military police support to Thailand and logistical support of the combat forces in Vietnam. He acted as consultant to the U. S. Embassy, the Thai National Police and the Thai Army on security and technical police matters.
Stateside duty included an assignment as Assistant Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of California in Berkeley, Calif., from 1953-1954; as commanding officer, Army Element of the Armed Forces Police of Metropolitan San Francisco, Calif., area from 1955-1956; as Committee Chief of the Criminal Investigation Committee, Military Police School, Ft. Gordon, Ga., from 1958-1967; and as Committee Chief of the Provost Marshalís Activities Committee, Military Police School, Ft. Gordon, Ga., from 1964-1965.
Colonel Schultz was assigned to Fort Lee, Va., as Provost Marshal in 1967 and served until he retired in 1969. Following a First Army Provost Marshalís visit, members of the staff were so impressed by the Fort Lee Provost Marshalís organizational and operational procedures that they recommended that the First and Second Army Military Personnel visit Fort Lee to observe the excellence of the Provost Marshalís activities. Colonel Schultz planned and established the Annual Provost Marshal Golf Tournament in 1967. The tournament was established to involve military and civilian law enforcement personnel. The Provost Marshalís office recognized the importance of coordination with outside state law enforcement agencies and others. The tournament has continued through the present time as an annual event at the Fort Lee Golf Course, Fort Lee, Va.
Colonel Schultz received the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Good Conduct Medal, the American Campaign Medal, the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the World War II Victory Medal, the Army Occupation Medal (Germany), the Army Occupation Medal (Japan), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with ten-year service, the Philippine Liberation Ribbon, the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation Badge, and the Legion of Merit.
After retirement, Colonel Schultz attended the University of Virginia at Charlottesville, Va., to pursue a masterís degree in counseling. This was followed by a counseling position at the Petersburg Federal Correctional Institution. Colonel Schultz was a 32nd degree Mason, a member of Harvard Associates, Political Science Association, a member of the National Sojourners and the Heros of í76.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alice P. and Fred J. Schultz, wife, June Rhodes Schultz, and brother, Fred L. Schultz. Surviving are his wife, Katherine Mason Schultz; sons, William H. Schultz Jr. and John G. Schultz; daughter, Janet Schultz Dunlop; sister, Dorothy Elliott; grandchildren, Erin and Brian Dunlop, John and Daniel Schultz; and stepson, Carl Lipp. Colonel Schultz was a patriot, a devoted husband, a loving father, grandfather, a trusted friend and a caring and compassionate person. He will be sorely missed.
Burial with full military honors was in Arlington National Cemetery.
Published by Daily Press on Jan. 12, 2002.
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