Awarded Bronze Star Medal
The Breda News, September 24, 2003
Army Reserve Maj. Denis R. Schulte [son of Urban
Schulte, grandson of Clara Boes Schulte, great grandson of Maria
Anna Nieland Boes] has been decorated with the Bronze Star medal
for Participating in Operation Iraqi Freedom while serving at
a forward-deployed location overseas.
The medal is awarded to an individual who, while
serving in the U.S. armed forces, has performed a heroic act,
meritorious achievement or distinguished service during armed
conflict or ground combat while engaged against an armed enemy
of the United States.
Operation Iraqi Freedom is the official name given
to military operations involving U.S. and coalition forces efforts
to disarm and end the current Iraqi regime. The focus of the mission
is to liberate the Iraqi people, preserve Iraq as a unified state,
keep its territorial integrity intact, and help the Iraqi people
begin the process of economic and political reconstruction.
The major, a support operations planner, is the
son of Joan H. Schulte of Carroll.
His father and mother-in-law, Jerry and Norma Schmitz,
reside in Wall Lake, Iowa.
Schulte graduated in 1974 from St. Bernard's
High School, Breda, and received a bachelor's degree in 1983 from
Iowa State University, Ames.
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