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Adm Leo Byron Schulten
Birth: Dec. 14, 1896
East Helena
Lewis and Clark County
Montana, USA
Death: May 21, 1948
Jefferson City
Cole County
Missouri, USA

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LEGION OF MERIT
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting the Legion of Merit to Captain Leo B. Schulten, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States. Valiantly fighting his ship through severe enemy bombings during the attack on Sicily in 1943, Captain Schulten successfully landed men, vehicles and material and brought his ship through unscathed. By expert seamanship and tactical skill he contributed materially to our success.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 326 (May 1944)
Action Date: 1943
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LEGION OF MERIT
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Gold Star in lieu of a Second Award of the Legion of Merit to Captain Leo B. Schulten, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as commander of an assault group during the invasion of Normandy, France, 6 June 1944. Captain Schulten brought his transports and landing craft to their pre-determined stations and successfully effected their prompt and efficient unloading. He displayed skill and sound judgment in the execution of this difficult and complex operation undertaken in darkness and in an adverse sea.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 334 (January 1945)
Action Date: June 6, 1944
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LEGION OF MERIT
Awarded for actions during the World War II

The President of the United States of America takes pleasure in presenting a Second Gold Star in lieu of a Third Award of the Legion of Merit to Captain Leo B. Schulten, United States Navy, for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States as commander of a beach assault group during the invasion of Southern France in 1944. Captain Schulten skillfully brought his units through prescribed routes to the assault area. By brilliant seamanship and advance planning, he expeditiously landed troops, equipment and supplies despite enemy resistance.
General Orders: Bureau of Naval Personnel Information Bulletin No. 336 (March 1945)
Action Date: 1944
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 Parents:
  Friedrich Wilhelm Schulten (1858 - 1926)
  Mary Josephine O'Grady Schulten (1866 - 1937)
 
 Spouse:
  Martha Lucas Schulten (1899 - 1973)
 
 Siblings:
  Paul Francis Schulten (1889 - 1898)*
  Theresa Schulten Beach (1891 - 1979)*
  May Agnes Vaughn (1894 - 1959)*
  William John Schulten (1894 - 1962)*
  Leo Byron Schulten (1896 - 1948)
  Gertrude Martha Schulten (1898 - 1936)*
  Agatha Freda Schulten Belstad (1900 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: SECTION 11 SITE 764
 
Created by: Byron
Record added: Feb 21, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34060196
Adm Leo Byron Schulten
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Adm Leo Byron Schulten
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You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Apr. 23, 2011

- Neil B (John 3:16)
 Added: Mar. 16, 2009
 
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