Herman C. Schultz Collection


Processed by Torii Moré
Summer 2010




Table of Contents

Collection Information
Volume of Collection:
One Box.
Collection Dates:
1941-1985
Restrictions:
None.
Reproduction Rights:
Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.
Alternative Formats:
None.
Other Finding Aids: None.
Location: Archives.
Notes:
Photographs are in the photographic collection under Herman Schultz, WWII Collection.

Historical Sketch

Herman C. Schultz (1912-1995) was born in McLean County, Illinois. He was inducted into the United States Army on April 23, 1941 in Wilmington, IL, and honorably discharged August 9, 1945 in Fort Sheridan, IL. He served as a Staff Sergeant in the 110th Infantry Regiment, 28th [Keystone] Division. Schultz served overseas from October 8th 1943 to July 17, 1945, and was wounded in action in France on August 4th 1944. He served in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe Campaigns. In 1942 Schultz married Ellen Paulsen (sister of Mary (Paulson) Thomas, mother of Stephen Thomas). After WWII, Schultz returned to farm in Funks Grove, McLean County, IL from 1945 until his death on August 26, 1995.

Herman C. Schultz was awarded many honors for his service in the Army. His honors include: Good Conduct Medal, Purple Heart Medal, American Theater Ribbon, European African Middle Eastern Theater Ribbon with one Silver Battle Star, 3 overseas Service Bars, 1 American Service Stripe, Combat Infantryman Badge, Defense Service Ribbon.

 
Scope and Contents Note

This collection consists of 4 folders containing army documents, certificates, brochures, booklets, currency, souvenirs, and newspapers.

Box and Folder Inventory

Folder 1:
Herman G. Schultz Documents
1.1
Form from headquarters specifying date of duty for Herman G. Schultz
1.2
Army of the United States Honorable Discharge certificate
1.3
Veterans application for disability compensation form
1.4
State of Illinois Service Recognition certificate
1.5
Notice of Classification from the local board
1.6
State of Illinois service appreciation card
1.7
"Going Back to Civilian Life" booklet
1.8
"Christmas 1944" by Stephen P. Thomas January 31, 2011

 

Folder 2:
Miscellaneous Military Documents
2.1
"Roll on the 110th" map, July 22, 1944- May 9, 1945
2.2
Instructions to passengers: Green Project informational booklet, May 7, 1945
2.3
Green Project ID tag for Herman Schultz
2.4
Certificate for captured military equipment, July 11, 1945
2.5
Green Project information sheet
2.6
Ninety Second Bombardment Group (H) AAF operating instructions for Green Project Passengers, June 3, 1945
2.7
Mess pass good for one meal, May 22, 1945 (2)
2.8
Notice of change of address for Herman Schultz, September 14, 1943
2.9
Bed assignment slip
2.10
Festing Ehrenbreit Army Day April 6, 1945 programs (3)
2.11
28th infantry division official song souvenir
2.12
"28th Roll On" the story of the 28th infantry division booklet
2.13
History of the 28th division booklet
2.14
Speech of General Omar N. Bradley (2)
2.15
South Atlantic Division air transport flight information, July 28-29, 1945
2.16
Air transport baggage slips (2)
2.17
Pennsylvanians on the Western Front brochure

 

Folder 3:
Europe Souvenirs
3.1
French and German currency
3.2
Guilmin Guide to Paris
3.3
Franco Fennia parfumerie paper with pressed flower and note inside
3.4
Postcard book
3.5
Postcards from Germany, England, and France (53)

 

Folder 4:
Newspapers
4.1
"Paris marks liberation from Nazis" Paris newspaper article
4.2
"In The Army" comic from The Daily Pantagraph
4.3
Map of monuments in Paris
4.4
"28th Division Engages in Mimic Warfare in Virginia" in The Evening Bulletin Saturday August 30, 1941
4.5
The Pennsylvania Guardsman Weekly October 4, 1941
4.6
The Pennsylvania Guardsman Weekly January 10, 1942
4.7
Chicago Daily Tribune Saturday, December 23, 1944 "Nazis Rip Thru Luxemburg"
4.8
The Stars and Stripes Thursday, April 19, 1945 "Yanks Cross Czech Border" (2)
4.9
The Stars and Stripes Friday, April 20, 1945 "Leipzig Falls to 1st Army"
4.10
Army Talks magazine June 12, 1945
4.11
Chicago Daily Tribune Saturday, July 28, 1945 "Attlee Names His Cabinet"
4.12
Time Magazine May 28, 1984 "D-Day: 40 Years After the Great Crusade"

 

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