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William Peter Schuck
(1878-1946)
Margaret Elizabeth Gatons
(1886-1968)
John Scherer
(1855-1939)
Ruth Alta Space
(1870-1937)
Raymond William Schuck
(1911-1990)
Kathryn Edith Scherer
(1912-1996)

Lt Col William John Schuck USA (Ret)

 

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Elizabeth Ann Dunn

Lt Col William John Schuck, USA (Ret)

  • Born: (Records Withdrawn)
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Ann Dunn in (Records Withdrawn)

bullet   Other names for William are John and Opa.

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• Military Service: Enlisted, 14 May 1964, Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. 1



• Military Award: Certificate of Accomplishment, 13 Nov 1964, Fort Gordon, Richmond, Georgia, United States. 1  
Headquarters
3rd Training Regiment-Infantry, USATC
Fort Gordon, Georgia

This Certificate of Accomplishment is awarded to Private William J. Schuck, in recognition of your personal attainment of the highest standards of military appearance and dress, your conduct and efficiency in training, and your soldierly attitude and desire to improve. these outstanding qualities of a good soldier reflects most favorably upon you and your unit and you are hereby designated the outstanding trainee (MOS 112.00) of Company E, seventh training battalion, third training regiment-infantry for the training cycle ending 13 November 1964.

From 18 September 1964 to 13 November 1964
/s/ Warren P. Davis
Colonel, infantry
Commanding



• Military Discharge: (Honorable), 13 Jan 1966, Fort Benning, Chattahoochee, Georgia, United States. 1
Honorable Discharge
From the Armed Forces of the United States


This is to certify that William John Schuck, Specialist Fifth Class Regular Army was honorably discharged from the army of the United States on the 13th day of January 1966. This certificate is awarded as a testimonial of honest and faithful service.

/s/ Anna H. Kryniski
CWO W-4 USA



• Commission: Reserve Officer Commission US Army, 14 Jan 1966, Fort Benning, Chattahoochee, Georgia, United States. 1  
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To all who shall see these presents, greeting:
 
Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of William John Schuck, I do appoint him a Reserve Commissioned Officer in the Army of the United States to date as such from the fourteenth day of January nineteen hundred and sixty-six. This Officer will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the office to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging.
 
And I do strictly charge and require those Officers and other personnel of lesser rank to render such obedience as is due an officer of this grade and position. And this Officer is to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as may be given by me, or the future President of the United States of America, or other Superior Officers acting in accordance with the laws of the United States of America.
 
This commission is to continue in force during the pleasure of the President of the United States of America, for the time being, under the provisions of those Public Laws relating to Officers of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and the component thereof in which this appointment is made.
 
Done at the City of Washington, this fourteenth day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred sixty-six, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety.

By the President:

/s/ Stanley R. Resor
Secretary of the Army



• Graduation: US Army Infantry School, 14 Jan 1966, Fort Benning, Chattahoochee, Georgia, United States. 2
UNITED STATES ARMY INFANTRY SCHOOL

Be it known that
Second Lieutenant William J. Schuck
has successfully completed the
Infantry Officer Candidate Course
at this institution and that in testimony
thereof he is awarded this
Diploma
Given at Fort Benning, Georgia, on this
14th day of January, nineteen hundred and sixty-six

Robt. H. York
Major General, U. S. Army
Commandant



• Military Award: Air Medal, 12 Jun 1967, Tan Tru, , Long An, Viêtnam. 1
the United States of America

To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

This is to certify that the president of the United States of America has awarded the air medal to First Lieutenant William J. Schuck, Infantry, United States army for meritorious achievement while participating in aerial flight in the republic of Vietnam during the period 27 December 1966 to 30 March 1967

/s/ G. G. O'Conner
Major General, USA
Commanding, 9th Infantry Division

• Military Service: (Communications Officer, 2nd Bn, 60th Infantry), 06 Aug 1967, Tan Tru, , Long An, Viêtnam. 1
Communications Officer, 2nd Bn, 60th Infantry

...During this period (15 Jan - 1 May 1967,) the battalion moved three times in its entirety. Each move required a jump communications capability and the establishment of both wire and radio systems. ...In a few cases the only US security forces utilized was from his own organic communications platoon.

6 Aug 67
/s/ Richard E. Zastrow
LTC Infantry, Commanding
HQ, 2D Battalion, 60th Infantry
(Tan Tru, Vietnam)



• Military Award: Bronze Star Medal, 31 Oct 1967, Tan Tru, , Long An, Viêtnam. 1
The United States of America
To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

This is to certify that the President of the United States of America has awarded the Bronze Star Medal to First Lieutenant William J. Schuck, Signal Corps, United States Army for meritorious achievement in ground operations against hostile forces in the republic of Vietnam during the period 1 June 1966 to 31 October 1967

/s/ G. G. O'Conner
Major General, USDA
Commanding, 9th Infantry Division

• Military Service: (Communications Officer, 2nd Bn, 60th Infantry), 28 Nov 1967, Tan Tru, , Long An, Viêtnam. 1
Communications Officer, 2nd Bn, 60th Infantry

...performance of duty was displayed when the battalion was committed into operational areas that were outside of communication range. Lt. Schuck ... took immediate action to insure necessary relay stations were established so as to provide the necessary communications. ... He was responsible for many areas not related to the signal field. One of these was the maintenance of electrical power within the battalion semi-permanent base camp located in the Mekong Delta, RVN.

... In addition, wire and radio communications were maintained on a permanent basis with the local ARVN (Army of Vietnam) advisor.

28 Nov 67
/s/ William S. Hinton
LTC Infantry, Commanding
HQ, 2D Battalion, 60th Infantry
(Tan Tru, Vietnam)



• Military Award: Army Commendation Medal, 05 Jan 1969, Fort Gordon, Richmond, Georgia, United States. 1  
By direction of the Secretary of the Army, the Army Commendation Medal is awarded to Captain William J. Schuck, Signal Corps for meritorious service while serving as Instructor, Communications Operations Committee, Officer Department, United States Army Southeastern Signal School, Fort Gordon, Georgia, from 9 January 1968 to 5 January 1969. During this period, Captain Schuck demonstrated his leadership and managerial talents through his dynamic example and devotion to duty. Through his untiring efforts, he organized and directed the operation of the field operations phase of the Area Signal Center Officer Course. Captain Schuck's efforts in this endeavor resulted in a magnitude of acclaim from personnel within the Officers Department and from graduates presently serving in the Republic of Vietnam. He directly influenced the successful efforts of the graduates of the Area Signal Center Officers Course In preparation for combat operations. Due to his enthusiasm, ready grasp of the problems at hand and professional competence, he contributed immeasurably to the overall presentation of Instruction within the Communications Operations Committee. The meritorious service rendered by Captain Schuck is in keeping with the highest tradition of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself and the United States Army.
 
/S/ JOHN C. F. TILLSON III
Major General, USA
Commanding General, USAS/TC and Fort Gordon
Fort Gordon, Georgia



• Commission: Regular Officer Commission US Army, 14 Jan 1969, Washington, District of Columbia, , United States. 1
 
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
To all who shall see these presents, greeting:

Know Ye, that reposing special trust and confidence in the patriotism, valor, fidelity and abilities of William John Schuck, I do appoint him First Lieutenant, Regular Army in the Army of the United States to rank as such from the fourteenth day of January nineteen hundred and sixty-nine. This Officer will therefore carefully and diligently discharge the duties of the office to which appointed by doing and performing all manner of things thereunto belonging.

And I do strictly charge and require those Officers and other personnel of lesser rank to render such obedience as is due an officer of this grade and position. And this Officer is to observe and follow such orders and directions, from time to time, as may be given by me, or the future President of the United States of America, or other Superior Officers acting in accordance with the laws of the United States of America.

This commission is to continue in force during the pleasure of the President of the United States of America, for the time being, under the provisions of those Public Laws relating to Officers of the Armed Forces of the United States of America and the component thereof in which this appointment is made.

Done at the City of Washington, this eleventh day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seventy-one, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and ninety-sixth.

By the President:

/s/ Robert F. Froehlke
Secretary of the Army



• Graduation: US Army Signal School Officer Advance Course, 25 Nov 1969, Fort Monmouth, Monmouth, New Jersey, United States. 1
Captain William J. Schuck, is awarded this Diploma for successful completion of Signal Officer Advance Course In testimony whereof and by virtue of the authority vested in us by the Department of the Army, we hereby affix our signatures and the seal of the United States Army Signal School at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey
This 25th day of November 1969

/s/ Richard C. Horne III
Brigadier General, USA
Commandant

• Military Service: (Company Commander, 63rd Sig Company), 09 Apr 1970, Hue, , Thua Thien-Hue, Viêtnam. 1
Company Commander, 63rd Sig Company

Commands one hundred sixty-five (165) man company. Provides secure FM radio, multichannel radio, communications center, radioteletype and wire/cable support to XXIV Corps, 3 Brigade 101st Airborne Division (AM), MACV Advisory Team 3 & 18, 863rd Trans Comd and other combat service units in Northern Military Region I

9 Apr 70
/s/ Thomas C. Nelson
LTC SC, Commanding
HQ, 63rd Sig Battalion
(Camp Evans, Tam Mi Island, Tam Mi Port and Hue, Vietnam)



• Graduation: the University of Nebraska, Bachelor of General Studies, [physically in Vietnam when the degree was awarded], 31 Aug 1970, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States. 1  
The University of Nebraska at Omaha
 
Know all men that the Board of Regents of the University of Nebraska upon the Recommendation of the Faculty and by the authority of the statutes of the State has by its specially authorized officers hereto conferred upon William John Schuck the degree Bachelor of General Studies with all the rights, privileges and honors pertaining thereto.
 
In Testimony Thereof we have subscribed our names confirmed by the seal of the University on this 31st day of August nineteen hundred seventy.
 
Attest:
/s/ Robert L Raun
President of the Board

• Military Service: (Communications Officer, 39th Engineer Battalion (Cbt)), 14 Nov 1970, Chu Lai, Chu Lai, , Quang Nam-Da Nang, Viêtnam. 1  
Communications Officer, 39th Engineer Battalion (Cbt)

... Almost immediately the deadline rate of communications equipment was reduced. Available capabilities were expanded to provide a secure net, a back up Teletype capability and a backup radio net to our next higher headquarters. Inspection visits were conducted to all communications sections of the battalion on the spot corrections were made where possible, follow-up support dispatched from the battalion communications section as required and on the spot training of company personnel to increase proficiency conducted.

14 Nov 70
/s/ James G. Ton
LTC, CE, Commanding
HQ 39th Eng. Battalion (Cbt)
(Chu Lai, Vietnam)



• Military Service: (Company Commander, 596th Sig Company), 19 Jul 1971, Phu Bai, , Binh Tri Thien, Viêtnam. 1
Company Commander, 596th Sig Company

Commands a two hundred twenty-nine (229) man company. Provides dial telephone, multichannel radio, communications center and radio teletype communications support to 101st Airborne Division (AM) and tenant units at Camp Eagle and Phu Bai Combat Base.

19 Jul 71
/s/ Thomas C. Nelson
LTC SC, Commanding
HQ, 63d Sig Battalion
(Camp Eagle and Phu Bai, Vietnam)



• Military Award: Bronze Star Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster, 08 Sep 1971, Phu Bai, , Binh Tri Thien, Viêtnam. 1
By direction of the President
The Bronze Star Medal Second Oak Leaf Cluster is presented to Captain William J. Schuck, Signal Corps who distinguished himself by outstandingly meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the republic of Vietnam. During the period 17 October 1970 to 15 July 1971 he consistently manifested exemplary professionalism and initiative in obtaining outstanding results. His rapid assessment and solution of numerous problems inherent in a combat environment greatly enhanced the allied effectiveness against a determined and aggressive enemy. Despite many adversities, he invariably performed his duties in a resolute and efficient manner. Energetically applying his sound judg­ment and extensive knowledge, he has contributed materially to the successful accomplishment of the United States mission in the Republic of Vietnam. His loyalty, diligence and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army.

/s/ Wilburn C. Weaver
Brigadier General, USA
Commanding



• Military Award: Bronze Star w/1st Oak Leaf Cluster, 27 Oct 1971, Phu Bai, , Binh Tri Thien, Viêtnam. 1
The Bronze Star Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, is presented to

Captain William J. Schuck, Signal Corps who distinguished himself by outstandingly meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam. During the period 17 October 1970 to 5 April 1971 he consistently manifested exemplary professionalism and initiative in obtaining outstanding results. His rapid assessment and solution of numerous problems inherent in a combat environment greatly enhanced the allied effectiveness against a determined and aggressive enemy. Despite many adversities, he invariably performed his duties in a resolute amid efficient manner. Energetically applying his sound judg­ment and extensive knowledge, he has contributed materially to the successful accomplishment of the United States mission in the republic of Vietnam. His loyalty, diligence and devotion to duty were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflect great credit upon himself and the United States Army

/s/ Wilburn C. Weaver
Brigadier General, USA
Commanding

• Military Service: (Company Commander, Area Maintenance and Supply Facility), 25 Apr 1974, Mannheim, , Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. 1  
Company Commander, Area Maintenance and Supply Facility

Dedicated to the logistical support of ACCE [Army Communications Command - Europe] peculiar DCS [Defense Communications System] (Army) equipment. Supervises operations of two stock record accounts of more than 12,000 line items valued at over $40,000,000 and maintenance support to more than 200 ACCE communications sites; assigned personnel is 156.

25 Apr 74
/s/ MISAJON, HERMAN G.
LTC, Infantry, Commanding
USASTRATCOM-EUR Support Battalion
(Mannheim, Germany)



• Military Award: Army Commendation Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, 10 Oct 1974, Worms, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. 1
The Army Commendation Medal (First Oak Leaf Cluster) is awarded to Captain William J Schuck, United States Army, for meritorious service while serving as the Executive Officer, United States Army Strategic Communications Command-Europe Support Battalion; Commander, Area Maintenance and Supply Facility; and Commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, Area Maintenance and Supply Facility, 12th Signal Group (Support), during the period 13 October 1971 to 10 October 1974. During this period, Captain Schuck consistently manifested exemplary leadership, professionalism and dedication to duty, achieving maximum results within the Support Battalion and AMSF. Captain Schuck, by observing the rights, opinions and feelings of others, conveyed an active and sincere interest in all types of people, whether it be Soldiers, dependents, local national employees or just the ordinary German citizen. He has continually gone out of his way to help solve the many personal problems and questions brought to him daily. Because of his dedication and diplomatic approach to these personal needs he has won the respect and admiration from all his associates. In all three positions he has actively supported all military and civic programs enhancing morale and welfare of the Soldiers. The superior initiative, outstanding leadership, and personal endeavor displayed by Captain Schuck reflects great credit upon himself, Headquarters, 5th Signal Command, and the United States Army.

/s/ Richard Swenson
Brigadier General, USA
Commanding
5th Signal Command



• Graduation: U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, 11 Jun 1976, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States. 1
The Command and General Staff College, United States Army
 
To all who shall see these presents greeting. Be it known that Major William J. Schuck, Signal Corps having successfully fulfilled the requirements of instruction prescribed for the Command and General Staff Officer Course is hereby declared a Graduate.
 
In testimony whereof, and by the authority vested in us, we do confer upon him this Diploma. Given at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, this 11th day of June, 1976.

/s/ Morris J. Brady
Commandant

• Military Service: (Group Logistic Officer, 1st Signal Group), 13 Jun 1977, Fort Lewis, Pierce, Washington, United States. 1
Group Logistic Officer, 1st Signal Group

Responsible for staff supervision of the Supply, Maintenance, Transportation and mess operations [unit kitchens] of a Tactical Signal Group of 1200 personnel. Developed and managed the Group's $410,000.00 budget. Conducts internal assistance inspections, and assists in developing Supply procedures for the separate Signal companies. Develops Group Logistics policies.

13 Jun 77
/s/ McNIDER III, HENRY B.
COL, SigC, Commanding
1st Signal Group
(Ft Lewis, WA)

• Military Service: (Battalion S-3, 58th Signal Battalion (Cable Construction)), 08 Jun 1978, Fort Lewis, Pierce, Washington, United States. 1
Battalion S-3, 58th Signal Battalion (Cable Construction)

Plans, develops, coordinates and exercises primary staff supervision over the execution of multiple diversified intelligence, security, training and operations programs and projects of a tactical Signal Cable Construction Battalion with Large Headquarters Operations Company [designed to support an Army Headquarters/four-star commander] and Light Tropospheric Scatter Radio Company augmentation.

9 Jun 78
/s/ PILANSKI, PAUL L.
LTC, SC, Commanding
58th Sig Battalion (CC)
(Ft Lewis, WA)



• Military Award: Meritorious Service Medal, 14 Feb 1979, Fort Lewis, Pierce, Washington, United States. 1
To all who shall see these presents, greeting: this is to certify that the President of the United States of America authorized by Executive Order, 16 January 1969, has awarded the Meritorious Service Medal to Major William J. Schuck, United States Army for exceptionally meritorious service from 1 June 1976 to 5 January 1979. During his initial assignment as S4, 1st signal group, and subsequently as S3 Operations Officer, 58th Signal Battalion, 593d Support Group, Fort Lewis, Washington, Major Schuck demonstrated superb managerial ability. As Opera­tions Officer, he tirelessly devoted hours of arduous work to the challenging tasks of planning and pre­paring the battalion for the complex execution of a simultaneous and highly successful deployment of a company to Germany and to Fort Gordon, Georgia. He was largely responsible for the success of the Washington Special Olympics, the support of numerous reserve units during annual training and per­sonally directed the battalion's assets in the accomplishment of various post support contingency plans. Major Schuck's superior accomplishments reflect great credit upon him, this command, and the United States Army.

/s/ Richard E. Cavasos
Major General, USA



• Degree: Master of Science, Systems Management, University of Southern California, 04 Jun 1981, Worms, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. 1  
 
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
 
The Trustees of the University by virtue of the authority vested in them and on the recommendation of the faculty of THE GRADUATE SCHOOL have conferred the degree of MASTER OF SCIENCE IN SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT on W. JOHN SCHUCK, B.G.S.

Given at Los Angeles, California, on the fourth day of June, in the year
of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and eighty-one.

/s/ James H Zumberg
President of the University

• Military Service: (Chief, Maintenance Division, DCSLOG, 5th Signal Command), 02 Nov 1981, Worms, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. 1
Chief, Maintenance Division, DCSLOG, 5th Signal Command

[Deputy Chief of Staff - Logistics], 5th Signal Command with responsibility for management and general staff supervision of all command maintenance operations and associated activities in excess of $300 million at over 430 communications sites, staffed with 8,000 military personnel throughout Western Europe and the Middle East. Also served as the staff principal for coordination of non-standard communications support in Europe to USAREUR [United States Army - Europe] and other DOD [Department of Defense] agencies.

2 Nov 81
/s/ HEINRICH, DARRELL C.
COL, DCSLOG
HQ 5th Signal Command
APO New York 09056
(Worms, Germany)



• Military Award: Meritorious Service Medal, First Oak Leaf Cluster, 07 Feb 1982, Worms, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. 1
To all who shall see these presents, greeting: this is to certify that the President of the United States of America authorized by executive order, 16 January 1969, has awarded the Meritorious Service Medal First Oak Leaf Cluster to Lieutenant Colonel William J. Schuck, Signal Corps for exceptionally meritorious service during the period 14 February 1979 to 7 February 1982 while serving as the Chief, Maintenance Division, Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics, Headquarters 5th Signal Command. Lieutenant Colonel Schuck achieved tremendous improvement in the command maintenance posture by direct and personal management of programs to include acquisition of test equipment, fielding maintenance evaluation teams arranging contact maintenance support and coordinating reciprocal Air Force support. Lieutenant Colonel Schuck's outstanding performance of duty reflects great credit upon him, the 5th Signal Command and the United States Army.

/s/ Norman E. Archibald
Brigadier General, USA
Commanding

• Military Service: (Chief, Plans, Operations and Exercise Branch, Office of the Chief, C-E, FORSCOM), 14 Jul 1982, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States. 1
Chief, Plans, Operations and Exercise Branch, Office of the Chief, C-E, FORSCOM

[Forces Command - Tactical Army Forces stationed in the continental United States], responsible for developing C-E portion of defense, mobilization, civil disaster, civil disorder, civil defense and contingency plans of FORSCOM/USARLANT [US Army Atlantic]/USARRED [US Army Readiness Command/ RC [Reserve Components] and RDF-a [Rapid Deployment - Army] Elements within the policy, plans and program guidance of the FORSCOM C-E. Coordinates with subordinate combat commands and major Army commands, providing advice and assistance as required. Supervise numerous high-ranking civilians and military personnel (action Officers) and manage entire branch assets.

14 Jul 82
WILD, JULIAN S.
COL, SC, C-E, Chief
HQ USA FORSCOM
(Atlanta, GA)



• Military Award: Meritorious Service Medal, Second Oak Leaf Cluster, 29 May 1985, Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States. 1
To all who shall see these presents, greeting: this is to certify that the President of the United States of America authorized by Executive Order, 16 January 1969, has awarded the Meritorious Service Medal with 2nd Oak Leaf Cluster to Lieutenant Colonel William J. Schuck, United States Army for exceptionally meritorious service while serving as Chief, Plans and Requirements Branch, Office of Communications-Electronics, Headquarters, United States Army Forces Command, fort McPherson, Georgia, from 15 march 1982 to 8 June 1985. Colonel Schuck served with distinction and consistently demonstrated an outstanding degree of professional competence, leadership, initiative, and enthusiasm. He excelled in directing the communications-electronics requirements for 27 joint exercises and exercise/contingency operations in Central America and Grenada. Lieutenant Colonel William J. Schuck's conspicuous performance of duty represents exemplary achievement in the finest traditions of the United States Army and reflects great credit upon himself and the military service.

/s/ Robert W. Sennewald
General, U. S. Army
Commander
U.S. Army Forces Command

• Military Service: (Deputy Brigade Commander, 22nd Signal Brigade), 02 Sep 1986, Höchst, , Hessen, Germany. 1  
Deputy Brigade Commander, 22nd Signal Brigade

Deputy Commander of a V Corps tactical signal brigade in Europe providing command and control communications to the V U.S. Corps. Supervises a 120 soldier brigade staff in 'Chief of Staff' capacity, including personnel and administrative support of more than 1900 soldiers; operation and maintenance of over 600 vehicles, 600 generators and 370 major communications assemblages; and overwatch of an $80 million inventory and a $3.5 million budget. Acts for the commander in his absence. Supervises the daily operation of the Deputy Subcommunity Commander staff in its mission of community support of soldiers and families of the Frankfurt - Höchst Sub Community.

2 Sep 86
/s/ REICH, ROBERT M.
COL, SC, Commanding
Headquarters 22d Sig Brigade
(Höchst, Germany)



• Military Award: Legion of Merit, 02 May 1989, Frankfurt am Main, , Hessen, Germany. 1
To all who shall see these presents, greeting: this is to certify that the President of the United States of America authorized by Executive Order, 20 Jul 1942, has awarded the Legion of Merit to Lieutenant Colonel William J. Schuck, Signal Corps, for exceptionally outstanding service over a full military career concluding with his assignment in the 22d Signal Brigade. Lieutenant Colonel Schuck served in key positions of great responsibility throughout his career including two combat tours in Vietnam. Lieutenant Colonel Schuck served with great distinction in the 22d Signal Brigade as the Deputy Commander, as the Deputy Assistant Chief of Staff for Information Management V Corps, and as the Deputy Subcommunity Commander. His leadership and managerial skills ensured success in all of his numerous, diverse, complex and demanding duties. Lieutenant Colonel Schuck's performance of duty, culminating over 20 years of military service, reflects great credit upon himself, V Corps, and the United States Army.

Given under my hand in the city of Washington this 2d day of May 1989

/s/ John W Woodmansee, Jr.
Lieutenant General
Commanding



• Retirement: Certificate of Retirement, 31 Jul 1989, Frankfurt am Main, , Hessen, Germany. 1
Certificate Of Retirement
From The Armed Forces of the United States of America

To All Who Shall See These Presents, Greeting: This Is To Certify That William John Schuck Having Served Faithfully And Honorably, Was Retired From The United States Army On The Thirty-First Day Of July One Thousand Nine Hundred And Eighty Nine

• Military Service: (Deputy Sub Community Commander, Höchst, Germany), 01 Aug 1989, Höchst, , Hessen, Germany. 1
Deputy Sub Community Commander, Höchst, Germany

A Sub Community consisting of 6000 plus residents to include associated housing and support facilities. Responsible for the management, operations and staff coordination of community activities, the Sub community Unit Police force, military housing area, Learning Resources Center, AAFES facilities [Army - Air Force Exchange Services (shopping center)] and banking, recreation facilities and installation maintenance. Directs and coordinates major construction and renovation projects to include feasibility studies, economical analysis and transition to war activities.

1 Aug 89
/s/ FINCKE, DALE E
COL, SC, Commanding
HQ 22d Signal Brigade
(Höchst, Germany)



• Hobbies: genealogy, 1995-2004, Lakewood, Pierce, Washington, United States. 1



• Certification: Wisconsin State Genealogical Society Pioneer Family Certificate, 05 Apr 2005, Madison, Dane, Wisconsin, United States. 3 Pioneer Family Certificate

The Wisconsin State Genealogical Society takes pleasure in awarding this Certificate to the following descendant of a pioneer settler who lived in Wisconsin by 1850:

Col. William John Schuck, USA

This Certificate is awarded in special tribute to the following ancestor(s) of the descendant, showing the County and the year of arrival:

Heinrich Scherer and Mary Ann Diedrich
Brown County by 1848


Awarded the 5th day of April 2005 at Madison, Wisconsin

/s/ Jane Radloff, President /s/ Michael J Moffatt, Chairman


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William married Elizabeth Ann Dunn, daughter of Charles Harold Dunn and Anna Elizabeth Pinson, in (Records Withdrawn). (Elizabeth Ann Dunn was born in (Records Withdrawn).)

bullet  Noted events in their marriage were:



• Travel: when Liz joined John for last six months of their tour in Germany, 14 Aug 1981-28 Feb 1982, Worms, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.



• Travel: the first of many trips to Berlin, 05 Nov 1981, Berlin, , Berlin, Germany.



• Marriage: and Liz was introduced to John's Army unit, 14 Nov 1981, Worms, , Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.



• Letter: From Liz Dunn Schuck to Kitty and Ray Schuck, 14 Aug 1987, Bad Vilbel, , Hessen, Germany. 4
Dear Kitty and Ray,

John has allowed me to be the one who gets to tell about our anniversary dinner.

Honestly I don't know how he "tops" himself every year but he does! I have enclosed a brochure of Friedrichshof, but let me tell you that dinner at Kaiser Wilhelm's mother's house was wonderful. His mother was Victoria Adelaide Mary, the daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. After her husband, Frederick III died; she built this castle in Kronberg, Germany. General Eisenhower had lived here after World War II and when it was returned to Germany it became a luxury hotel and restaurant.

It's in a small park about 20 min. from our house! The service and the food were divine. We had three waiters, six forks, six knives, and three spoons! The waiters were easy to figure out, the cutlery was tougher.

The room where we ate was the Green Salon. It had 25-foot ceilings, carved wainscoting, lovely oil paintings and marble fireplace, and long windows overlooking gardens. We tried not to stare and make these folks believe we dined in this kind of surroundings at least once a week.

We ate for two solid hours, having selected from the "gourmet menu". We began with pâté and champagne. "Our house," the waiter said, "would like you to have this while you select from the menu." We then began with smoked salmon and dill sauce and John selected a white wine grown locally. Next we had lamb soup - perfect medallions of lamb (rare) with carrots and zucchini, carved into balls the size of green peas. We weren't sure if tipping soup plates is good manners but we didn't want to "miss" any broth.

The fish course was next. We had turbot in mushroom sabayon. Wonderful! I did restrain myself from sopping up the sauce with bread. It was now time to "clear our palates" with Campari sorbet. That was also real good and I don't even like Campari. We got down to business with the main course - veal medallions and some kind of sauce, broccoli almandine (very al dente) and potato medallions with some kind of herbs. All good, real good and we cleaned our plates. We tried to hurry along, as we didn't want to make the guy waiting in the wings with the cheese cart to have nothing to do. It was a huge cart - carved walnut - with a domed cover. We will never be able to eat these cheeses again. We don't have any idea what we had and didn't recognize any names.

We, especially John, thought we knew something about cheese. They serve them with almonds and grapes and as I was reaching for French bread along came one of our waiters with very dark bread so whatever they are you eat them with dark bread. One of John's was wrapped in grape leaves and probably was goat cheese. I thought one of mine was Brie, but the taste was not. Dessert (divine dessert) was last! Plate the size of dinner ones dusted first with powdered sugar and then arraigned with kiwi, strawberries, raspberries, papaya, and zabaglione - a work of art. We were thinking how swell when along comes a silver, footed compote with strawberries dipped in white chocolate, tiny, tiny sugar pretzels, chocolates with liqueurs inside and bitty, bitty pastries with cherry filling (we ate every one). The waiter with the liqueur cart and coffee started towards us but we "cried uncle" at that point.

We waddled on home to regale Billy, Claudia and Mark with our stories. They didn't have much to tell as Mark had grilled steaks for them for dinner!

It was a fabulous way to celebrate 6 years - the best 6 years two folks could have.



• Travel: on the Army Duty train with the Schuck Party of Eleven, 02 Feb 1988, Berlin, , Berlin, Germany.  
Val Puzulis, John Schuck, Jim Singer, Pat Patterson
Billy & Claudia Browers
Dina Puzulis, Liz Schuck, Tomi Singer, Erika Patterson
Ellen Beckmann (insert) took the photo.



• Residence: 8851 81st Av SW, 01 Aug 1989, Lakewood, Pierce, Washington, United States.


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When Lindsay was five years old she flew from San Diego to Lakewood with Lydia and Geoffrey to spend Easter with Oma and Opa. After a week they returned but Lindsay remained for two more weeks to have her solo "Bacation" with Om 'N Op just as Geoffrey had done when he was five, four years earlier.

One of the adventures planned for the visit was a Mad Hatter Tea Party sponsored by the Tacoma Children's Museum. Oma made a garden hat with flowers and even a sprinkling can on top for Lindsay. For herself she made a hat with two crows on the side. But Opa had the costume!

He wore a pair of pajama pants which Oma had made into an outfit for an earlier contest at the first "Overnight At The San Diego Zoo." The pants were dark green with a jungle print of lions, tigers and elephants. There were orange sweatshirts with a stripe of the jungle print across the chest and the four of them plus two dressed bears won a contest for the best dress at the outing.

But for the Tea Party Opa had on the pants with the left leg bloused into an Army boot. On the right foot he had a wing tipped dress shoe with a white sweat sock that went up almost to the knee and was held up with a pair of white and a pair of red suspenders tied together over his shoulder and being used as a garter. He had on a white dress shirt which was carefully tucked in on one side and the tail was out of the pants on the other, and bow tie which was only tied on one side. On his head he wore a German Volksmarch hat with little pins from all over the world. Lindsay giggled at the outlandish outfit and whenever others would laugh too, she would say, "My Opa dressed hisself!"

That became a family catch phrase for anyone who later wore something odd or mismatched... ­ he dressed hisself!
[Wm. John Schuck]

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Sources


1 William John Schuck, Family Group Record of William John Schuck (8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498).

2 William John Schuck, Family Group Record of William John Schuck (8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 14 Jan 1966.

3 Wisconsin State Genealogical Society [eMail], Pioneer Family Certificate (Madison, Wisconsin, Wisconsin State Genealogical Society [Web Site], P.O. Box 5106, Madison, WI 53705-0106, 05 Apr 2005), 05 Apr 2005.

4 Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Dunn Schuck, Family Group Record of Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Dunn Schuck (c/o Elizabeth (Liz) Ann Dunn Schuck, 8851 81st Av SW, Lakewood, WA 98498), 14 Aug 1987.

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