|Birth: ||Feb. 20, 1920|
|Death: ||Feb. 28, 1986|
Sgt, U.S. Army, World War II
Service Co. 702 Tank Battalion
Purple Heart w/ OLC
Born 20 Feb, 1920 at 641 Park Ave in Newport, KY at 3:00 PM, attended by Dr F. E. Locke. His name was incorrectly entered as Elwood Roy Schultz and his father as Roy Schultz. This was later corrected to Harley's true name but his father's name is still listed incorrectly on his birth certificate.
While Harley was still a baby, the family moved to 28 Alexandria Pike, where they lived for six or seven years. His three brothers were born during this period. When Harley was six or seven years old, the family moved to the old family homestead at 159 Main Street in Clifton. His paternal grandparents then moved into the Alexandria Pike address.
During the depression, Harley went to live with his paternal grandparents at the Alexandria Pike address and was later joined by his brother, Marshall. They lived with their grandparents for several years and then rejoined their family at the Main Street address in Clifton.
While in High School, Harley acquired his first automobile. It was little more than a chassis, a seat, and an engine but he was able to repair it and make it run. He also acquired the hull of a canoe. It was only the wooden hull. The outer covering and the seats were long gone. His intention was to cut the hull in half and mount one of the halves behind the seat of his car to make it look like a racer. However, his brothers looked upon the hull as the wherewithal for mischief. When Harley was otherwise occupied, they would steal the hull and hang it from the top of a nearby telephone pole. Harley would have to retrieve it as best he could.
In the period between 1939 and 1942, had several jobs. He ran a small gasoline station on Alexandria Pike, worked for Charley Sidell in his candy making business, then worked for another candy making firm in Cincinnati. He also worked as a truck driver and mechanic for Sparks Moving and Storage. He drove a 1 ½ ton moving truck in long distance moving and made his own truck repairs.
Harley was drafted into the US Army on 6 February, 1942 and trained at Ft. Knox, KY as a half track driver/mechanic and as a tank driver/mechanic. He finished his training as a tank commander. During the World War II, he was stationed in England and was able to visit his brother, Marshall, at the 218th Signal Depot. After D-day, he served in northern France, Rhineland, Central Europe, and the Ardennes as a half-track driver and as a tank commander. He was wounded twice in battle and was awarded the Purple Heart with clusters. He also earned the EAME theater ribbon with five bronze stars. After the German surrender, he again visited his brother, Marshall, at Biebrich, near Wiesbaden, Germany. Here, they drank to the success of the Allied forces, the defeat of the Nazis, the joy of family togetherness, the dawn of another day, and to anything else they could think of to drink to. He was honorably discharged on 26 September, 1945 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
On 30 November, 1945, Harley married Helen Chatterson, a longtime friend of the family. His only child, Timmy, was born on 16 September, 1947 in Covington, KY. The family then moved to Ft Thomas, KY and Harley joined the Ft Thomas Police Department as a patrolman. This came in rather handy to the family, as I (his nephew) lived in Ft. Thomas at the time, and had a bad habit of following my brothers and sisters to Ruth Moyer Elementary School, sometimes very naked. Uncle Harley would pick me up, wrap me in his police coat and take me home. We also learned from him in his later years that the Ft. Thomas Police would have contests amongst the patrolmen to see who could drive to Frisch's Restaurant (on the far south end of town), pick up lunch, then drive and back to the department in the fastest time. I've asked some of the police officers of this as I grew up. Nobody denied it; some just smiled.
Harley was divorced from Helen and later married Margaret Wiley, who was visiting from Texas. Harley quit his job on the police force and moved to Texas with Margaret. He worked in a lumberyard in Weatherford, TX and maintained a home in Poolville, TX. He divorced Margaret and returned to Northern Kentucky. He lived in a trailer court in Melbourne, KY for several years and then moved his trailer to a court in Bellevue, KY. He lived there until his death on 28 February, 1986 at St. Luke Hospital East in Ft. Thomas.
I was serving overseas with the U.S. Air Force, stationed at Andersen AFB, Guam at the time of his death, and was notified of his passing via the Red Cross by my Squadron Commander, who showed up at my room in the barracks early one morning. My heart sank as he told me that he had bad news, as my mother was a heart patient. He told me that Uncle Harley had passed away. Though relieved that Mom was OK, this was still terrible news to receive when I was 7,000 miles from home.
I was given an Emergency PCS (Permenant Change of Station) because of this, as I had already received reassignment orders to Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. I could not get home in time for his funeral; this was very tough on me as I thought the world of my Uncle Harley.
Harry Roy Washington Schultz (1897 - 1966)
Nellie Lindsey Hedger Schultz (1894 - 1948)
Helen Grace Chatterson Newman (1919 - 2006)*
Spring Grove Cemetery
Plot: Sec 71 Lot 10 Grave 12
Maintained by: Rob
Originally Created by: Marshall F. Schultz
Record added: Sep 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21754760
Happy Veterans Day, Uncle Harley.|
Added: Nov. 11, 2013
Added: May. 27, 2013
Happy Veteran's Day, Uncle Harley.|
Added: Nov. 11, 2011
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