1988 present 

Combat Desert Storm


United Arab Emirates





          Kathleen Schutzius


Military Honors and Awards:


AF Commendation Medal w/3 Bronze oak leaf clusters

AF Achievement Medal w/ 3 Bronze oak leaf clusters

AF Outstanding Unit Award w/ Valor Device and one Silver oak leaf           cluster

AF Organizational Excellence Award w/ 2 Bronze oak Leaf clusters

AF Good Conduct Medal w/2 Bronze oak leaf clusters

National Defense Service Medal

Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3 Bronze Service   Stars.

Humanitarian Service Medal w/1 Bronze Service Star

Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal w/1 Bronze Service              Medal

AF Overseas Ribbon Short

AF Longevity Service Medal w/2 Bronze Oak Clusters

USAF NCO PME Graduate Ribbon

AF TNG Ribbon

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia)

Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait)




                   Kathleen D. Schutzius

                                      Daughter of Jenny McComb



I am the daughter of Jenny McComb.  My brother was in the Air Force so that was the only choice for me.  In June of 1996 I was Air Force Casualty Representative at Eglin AFB, Florida.


I was in charge of doing all the paper work for casualties from our base so their families would receive the benefits they were entitled to.  When we had the loss of 16 Airmen in Saudi Arabia, 12 were from Eglin AFB. 


We had to work around the clock to process all the forms.  I then had to meet with members of the families to inform them of these benefits.  This was a very stressful time and it was my responsibility to make this transition as easy as possible for the families.  Other than Desert Storm, this has been my most stressful duty.  I am proud to serve.