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PFC James Leo Schatz, Jr
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Birth: Jul. 3, 1924
Elkridge
Howard County
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1944
Peleliu, Palau

Son of James Leo Schatz, Sr. and Margaret A. B. Schatz.

James, or "Lee" as he was known, went to Boot Camp at Parris Island, then served as a Private First Class in L Company, 3rd Battalion, 1st Regiment, 1st Marine Division, U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. He served with his unit on Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Peleliu.

He resided in Elkridge, Howard County, Maryland before the war.

He was declared "Missing In Action" on Peleliu on Sep 21 during Operation Stalemate II. Subsequently, Lee was confirmed as "Killed in Action" by a sniper on Bloody Nose Ridge, but his remains were not recovered during hotly contested action on that portion of the battlefield.

Lee was postumously awarded a Purple Heart for Peleliu in addition to other awards for this and other actions during his service.

Service # 356805

( Bio: by Russ Pickett
 
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 Parents:
  James Leo Schatz (1900 - 1962)
  Margaret Augusta Barklage Schatz (1905 - 1977)
 
 Sibling:
  James Leo Schatz (1924 - 1944)
  Arden Joan Schatz (1929 - 2005)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Entered the service from Maryland.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: BJWD
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56773956
PFC James Leo Schatz, Jr
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PFC James Leo Schatz, Jr
Added by: South Africa War Graves Project
 
PFC James Leo Schatz, Jr
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You will never be forgotten, James
- BJWD
 Added: May. 26, 2014
My husband's cousin
- BJWD
 Added: Apr. 6, 2013

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Mar. 7, 2013
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