Peter John Schutz

Specialist Four
Army of the United States
09 May 1947 - 03 March 1967
Utica, Michigan
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Combat Infantry

Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Peter John Schutz

30 June 2000

Dear Peter,

You died with my brother that terrible day in March.

I have a picture of you and Norman and your other buddies at the base camp in Vietnam. You are standing behind and above Norman in the picture.

I found your name on the Wall in D.C. this weekend, you and Norman are next to each other there too, one above, one below.

It makes me so sad to see your sweet young face in those pictures and to know you never got to live a full life.

You are not forgotten.

Norman Renfro's little sister,

30 Jul 2006

Today, Saturday 29th July 2006, we rubbed Peter's name at the Vietnam Memorial in Washington.

We did not know Peter, but as my name is almost the same as his, this was a good reason to commemorate.

I was 15 at the time Peter died. This is a salute to his family.


Pieter Schut (and son Ruben)
the Netherlands

A Note from The Virtual Wall

The 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry, lost 20 men as the result of an action east of Kontum on 03 March 1967. The action began when a platoon from Charlie Company was ambushed and continued when additional forces were inserted to recover the trapped men. Ninteen were killed in the action; one died the following day of wounds received:
  • A Company
    • SP4 Peter J. Schutz, Utica, MI
    • PFC Steven J. Adams, Springfield, OH
    • PFC Clyde J. Caires, Kalaheo, HI
    • PVT Norman A. Renfro, Oakland, CA

  • C Company
    • 1LT Welborn A. Callahan, Columbus, GA
    • SSG Melvin C. Gaines, Los Angeles, CA
    • SSG Angel P. Saez-Ramirez, Orocovis, PR
    • SGT John R. Stalter, Pico Rivera, CA
    • SP4 Moses Green, Jamaica, NY, medic, HHC with C/2/503
    • PFC Charles B. Alandt, Royal Oak, MI
    • PFC Lionel S. Anthony, Los Angeles, CA (DoW 03/04/1967)
    • PFC Charles H. Bennett, Fayetteville, NC
    • PFC Paul W. Curran, East Milton, MA
    • PFC Micheal J. Drake, Stanford, FL
    • PFC Michael L. Ebald, Philadelphia, PA
    • PFC Earl S. Garrison, Brunswick, ME
    • PFC James A. Skiles, New Brunswick, NJ
    • PFC Selvester J. Vasques, Los Angeles, CA
    • PFC Herbert Wilson, New York, NY
    • PVT Lawrence Strack, Richmond Hill, NY

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 30 Jun 2000
Last updated 08/10/2009