MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

MEDAL OF HONOR RECIPIENTS

TOPIC

SECOND NICARAGUAN CAMPAIGN

SCHILT, CHRISTIAN FRANK

    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
    Arlington
    Arlington County
    Virginia, USA
    Plot: Section 2E, Lot 151-2


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