LONNIE TRICE SHOULTZ, JR.
1945 - 2013
Lonnie Trice Shoultz, Jr. was born on November 30, 1945 in Selma, AL. He grew up in Birmingham, AL and attended the University of Alabama. He left college and enlisted in the US Army in 1964. He was a member of the elite Green Berets and served in Vietnam where he was injured and received several military honors including a purple heart. Once Lonnie returned from Vietnam, he attended and graduated from the University of Southern Mississippi. He began his career in law enforcement and worked with several agencies before returning to school to pursue his PhD in History with an emphasis in Modern Asian History at George Washington University. He taught History at both George Washington University and the University of Alabama. He had a passion for politics and worked on several successful political campaigns through the years. However, he spent the bulk of his time after retirement advocating and pursuing veteran issues. He wrote several articles and online editorials on issues that directly affected current or proposed policies of military operations and veterans rights and benefits.
He is preceded in death by his parents Lonnie Trice Shoultz, Sr. and Etura K. Shoultz of Birmingham, AL. He is survived by his son, Russell Trice Shoultz of Bay St. Louis, MS, his daughter and son in law, Kaylyn Brooke Shoultz and Dr. Michael McKay of Biloxi, MS, a sister Etura "Kaye" Shoultz of Fairhope, AL and two loving nieces Jessica and Stevie Farkas of Foley, AL. A memorial service will be held at Our Lady of Fatima in Biloxi, MS on Monday May 13, 2013 at 11:30 AM with burial arrangements pending at Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Published in The Sun Herald from May 11 to May 12, 2013