Ford Joel Elmer Schultz – Captain, United States Navy

From a contemporary press report:

Ford Joel Elmer Schultz, a retired US Navy Captain, age 71, died on Sunday March 19, 2000, after a long illness resulting from heart disease and cancer. He was preceded in death by his wife Frances, and is survived by their daughter Karin Hayman and husband Glenn; two granddaughters Annika, 7, and Kristin, 4; a niece Lesley Bickhard; a nephew Alan Swanson and many relatives in Sweden.

Captain Schultz was born and raised in Wayzata, Minnesota. He graduated from the United States Naval Academy and entered the Navy in 1951, and retired in 1981, in Reston, Virginia.

Captain Schultz served at sea for 14 years and was a Vietnam veteran earning several medals and commendations. He was a naval pilot flying both propeller and jet aircraft. He was a Squadron Commander, Squadron Executive Officer and electronics specialist, a staff air operations and planning officer and a staff air defense officer.

His funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, April 6, at 9 a.m. at the Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, VA, with interment following at Arlington National Cemetery. Reception to follow at Fort Myer. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in his remembrance.

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