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World War 2 Presentation - The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army

When Apr 29, 2014
from 07:30 PM to 09:00 PM
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Growing up in Clintonville, Wisconsin, Gene Schulz clearly remembers listening to the radio with his family as President Roosevelt informed the nation that an attack had occurred on Pearl Harbor. As a recent high school graduate, Gene’s life was about to change. What most of us can only read about in history books, Gene lived: crossing the English Channel, serving as a typist in the war room, and witnessing the horrors of a concentration camp. Gene’s recollections and gifts for relating his memories will inspire you and leave you wanting to learn more.

After the war, Schulz returned home and earned a degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin. While there, Gene met his wife, Eleanore, and they were married in 1949. He worked as an investment research officer at Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company in Milwaukee for 36 years. Long-time WELS members, the Schulzes have been retired since 1988 and continue to live in Milwaukee. Gene and Eleanore love traveling the world together and, as an avid photographer, Gene has compiled and presented travelogues on many destinations.

Recently, Schulz was featured in the documentary Honor Flight: One Last Mission, which relates the story of Wisconsin veterans who journeyed to Washington DC to visit the memorial built in their honor. He has also self-published a book about his World War 2 experience titled The Ghost in General Patton’s Third Army (Xlibris). The book will be available for purchase on site after the presentation or online at

Martin Luther College invites the community to join us as two gentlemen share memories of their unique experiences related to World War 2. In addition to this presentation, also plan to attend "Nazi Germany, 1938" by Professor Emeritus Theodore Hartwig on Tuesday, March 25 at 7:30 PM in the MLC Auditorium. Both presentations are free of charge and will occur in the MLC Auditorium.

This presentation will also be streamed and archived at