Rank and organization: First Lieutenant, U.S. Marine Corps.
Place and date: Quilali, Nicaragua, 6, 7 and 8 January 1928. Entered service at: Illinois.
Born: 1 March 1895, Richland County, Ill.
Other Navy awards: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross with 1 gold star.
Citation: During the progress of an insurrection at Quilali, Nicaragua, 6, 7, and 8 January 1928, 1st Lt. Schilt, then a member of a marine expedition which had suffered severe losses in killed and wounded, volunteered under almost impossible conditions to evacuate the wounded by air and transport a relief commanding officer to assume charge of a very serious situation. 1st Lt. Schilt bravely undertook this dangerous and important task and, by taking off a total of 10 times in the rough, rolling street of a partially burning village, under hostile infantry fire on each occasion, succeeded in accomplishing his mission, thereby actually saving 3 lives and bringing supplies and aid to others in desperate need.
BORN: Mar. 18, 1895
DIED: Jan. 8, 1987
DIED: Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 2E, Lot 151-2