Shultz, Paul, CPT

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Last Rank
Captain
Last Primary MOS
1542-Infantry Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 1542, POW/MIA
Service Years
1941 - 1945
Captain


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1909
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Freeman
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Jan 09, 1945
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Other Cause
Location
South China Sea
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Tablets of the Missing

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World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
Philippine DepartmentPOW/MIA
  1941-1945, 1542, Philippine Department
  1942-1945, 1542, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Captain Paul Shultz was born 13 August 1909 to Noah Lavater Shultz and Ellen Hopkins in Herndon, Mercer County, West Virginia. Before serving in the armed forces, the family made their home in Freeman, Mercer County.



Paul entered the active service of the United States Army on May 22, 1941 at Fort Hayes, Ohio where he received a commission as a 1st lieutenant. He was sent overseas to the Pacific on June 6, 1941 to serve with the 101st Infantry Regiment, 101st Philippine Division. Paul was later promoted to captain.



Paul served gallantly in the Philippines, but was taken as a prisoner of war when the islands fell to the invading army and the remaining troops were forced to surrender in 1942. Paul was held as a prisoner of war in the Philippines for two years, being interred in POW Camp #2- Davao Mindanao, Philippines. While being transported to Japan on the Enoura Maru, Paul lost his life on January 9, 1945 when the unmarked ship was torpedoed by an Allied submarine.



Paul was awarded the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star and his body was buried at sea. In recognition of his honorable service in World War II, and for his ultimate sacrifice, Paul Shultz's name is inscribed on the Tablets of the Missing at the Manila American Cemetery in Manila, Philippines, and Paul's was one of the original names inscribed on the West Virginia Veterans Memorial.


   
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