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CMOHS.org - First Lieutenant SCHILT, CHRISTIAN FRANK, U.S. Marine Corps

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SCHILT, CHRISTIAN FRANK

Rank: First Lieutenant
Organization: U.S. Marine Corps
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Born: 1 March 1895, Richland County, Ill.
Departed: Yes
Entered Service At: Illinois
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Place / Date: Quilali, Nicaragua, 6, 7 and 8 January 1928
 
 


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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.