Laclair D. Schulze
First Lieutenant, United States Army
of the United States Air Force
29 March 1924
Born at Los Angeles, California - 5 July, 1891,
Entered the United States Army as a Private in the Signal Enlisted Reserve Corps upon entry of the United States in the World War. Upon receiving flying training was commissioned a First Lieutenant in the Aviation Section, Signal Corps, April 1918; commissioned in the Regular Army in the grade of First Lieutenant July 1, 1920.
Graduated from the School of Military Aeronautics, University of California. Received his flying training at the 2nd A.I.C. at Tours, France. Qualified as a pilot in 1918. Upon receiving his flying training, he proceeded to Furbara, Italy for monoplane pursuit training. After completion of this course, he proceeded to the 3rd A.I.C. at Issoudon, France, where he served throughout the war as an instructor, test pilot and engineer officer. The services of this officer in France were of such a high standard that he was recommended for a Defense Sevice Medal. Total flying hours 1400, of which 500 are cross country.
Lieuenant Schulze died on 2 August 1927 and
was buried with full military honors in Arlington National Cemetery.
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 3 December 2004