|Birth: ||Aug. 4, 1921|
|Death: ||Mar. 17, 1945|
US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II
Robert E Schuelzky enlisted in the Marine Corps 6 April 1942 from Council Bluffs, Iowa. Recruited into a Marine Corps commissioning program titled "V-12" which allowed him to attend Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in an enlisted inactive reserve status and carried on the rolls of the Platoon Leaders Unit, 9th Reserve District, Chicago.
13 July, 1943 called to active duty and assigned to Officer Candidates Class, Marine Corps Schools, MCB Quantico, VA. December, 1943 commissioned a Marine Corps 2nd Lieutenant. 15 December, 1943 - 14 January, 1944 Reserve Officers Class (ROC), MCS, MCB Quantio, VA. 12 January, 1944, assigned to the Candidates Detachment, Infantry Battalion, Training Center, MCB Camp Lejuene, NC. Trained and designated an Infantry Officer (MOS 1542).
May, 1944 assigned to E Company, 2nd Battalion, 28th Marines, 5th Marine Division, MCB Camp Pendleton, CA. 19 September, 1944 embarked the USAT Etolin at San Diego for movement overseas. 24 September, 1944 arrived at Hilo, Hawaii based at Camp Tarawa near Kamuela.
7 January, 1945 embarked the USS Talladega (APA-208) at Hilo, Hawaii. 13-17 January, 1945 landing rehearsals at Maui. 17 January, 1945 embarked the USS Missoula (APA-211) at Lahaina Roads, Maui. 23-27 January, 1945 at Pearl Harbor. 5-7 February, 1945 at Eniwetok, Marshalls. 11 February, 1945 embarked LST-481 at Saipan. 13, February, 1945 landing rehearsal at Tinian. 16 February, 1945 left the Marianas.
19 February, 1945 landed Green Beach Iwo Jima D-Day and participated in combat operations until Killed in Action 17 March, 1945.
Next of Kin: Wife, Mrs Margaret H Schuelzky, 1330 B Avenue North East, Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Parents, Mr Arthur F and Mrs Jean R Schuelzky, 3540 Avenue D, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Initially buried in the 5th Marine Division Cemetery on Iwo Jima.
1949 returned to US for permanent burial in the Cedar Lawn Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Cedar Lawn Cemetery
Maintained by: Cape Gloucester
Originally Created by: Loren Bender
Record added: May 28, 2012
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