Matteo La Boccia
- Apr 21, 2007
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Good to see you are still hunting for WWII artifacts.
The first two number (16) means he enlisted and came from either Illinois, Michigan or Wisconsin.
The "T-44" means he had a tetanus shot in 1944.
I'll keep looking
Looks like he was from Grand Rapids Michigan and passed away in 2003. Schuler is a common name in the states, but this Mr. Schuler was a WWII vet. Good thing you're doing here.
SBD, were you able to match the name with the service number?
If so, can you cite the source?
The US WWII vet who died in 2003 would seem to tie in with the military service number. Using a birth year of 1922 +/- 1 turns up this:
Name: Donald H. Schuler
Birth Date: 9 Dec 1923
Death Date: 14 Dec 2003
Cemetery: Holy Cross Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Grand Rapids, Kent County, Michigan, United States of America
Has Bio?: N
Father: Henry Schuler
Mother: Henrietta Schuler
Spouse: Mary J. DelForge and Marjes M. Schuler [both deceased: 1976 and 2010 respectively]
One source shows his middle name as Henry.
His son may be Donald C.
Pair of obits for the one from Wisconsin...gives names of spouse & children.