1st Battalion, 14th Infantry
25th Infantry Division

SP4 John Robert Schultz
7/15/45 - 11/13/66
Naugatuck, Ct.

KIA  13 November 1966
Pleiku Province, South Vietnam


Burial :

Vietnam Memorial: Panel 12E - Line 68


Award of the Bronze Star Medal for Valor:  For heroism in connection with military operations against an armed hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam.  On 13 November 1966 Specialist Four Schultz distinguished himself while serving as a Machine Gunner in Company A, 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry, on a search and destroy mission along the Cambodian border.  While moving through dense jungle, the unit made contact with a large North Vietnamese force and began receiving heavy fire.  The enemy attacked in large numbers, but Specialist Four Schultz emplaced his weapon and began firing into their advancing line.  Despite the intense automatic weapons and mortar fire, he exposed himself for extended periods of time as he fought back the enemy onslaught.  He fired down to his last belt of ammunition before he was mortally wounded.  Specialist Four Schultz' valiant efforts saved many men in his unit from becoming casualties.  His courage and determination in mortal combat are in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit on himself, his unit and the United States Army.


John Schultz and Edward Carrola in the field (both killed in action 11/13/66)