Robert "Bob" H. Schulz, a retired U.S. Army Colonel, died February 2, 2014 in Colorado Spring, Colorado. He was born June 2, 1916 in Pleasant Valley, Iowa to Mr. and Mrs. Reinhardt Schulz, previously deceased. He graduated from high school in Davenport, Iowa and received a bachelor and master degrees from the University of Iowa. He entered the Army in 1941 and served his country for 28 years as an Infantry Officer and Army Aviator. |
He participated in the Normandy Invasion of World War II, and received the nation's second highest award, The Distinguished Service Cross, and The Silver Star for valor while serving with the 90th Division in Europe. He was honored by France on the 50th anniversary of the Normandy D-Day invasion, by being flown to France, at their expense, and being seated with the Prime Minister and Minister of Defense for the celebration.
Col. Schulz retired from the Army in 1969 and moved with his wife, Leone, to Roswell, NM, and served a Commandant of Cadets at New Mexico Military Institute from 1969 - 1971. He was Director of Roswell Red Cross from 1971 to 1986. He also taught economics and geography for 10 years at Eastern New Mexico University in Roswell. He was a member and past president of the Roswell Sertoma Club.
He married Leone Ruth Smith of Melcher, Iowa, in September 1938. She preceded him in death on February 21, 1981. They had four sons, Robert H. Schulz Jr. of Castle Rock, CO, Dutch D. Schulz of Colorado Springs, CO, Douglas J. Schulz of Wetscliffe, CO and David R. Schulz, now deceased. On July 17, 1982 he married Marjorie A. Allen of Roswell, NM. She preceded him in death on March 6, 2011.
He is survived by three sons, five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Contributions can be made to the Roswell Red Cross. If you wish to contact the family please e-mail Robert at email@example.com.
Published in The Gazette on Feb. 9, 2014