SCHUTZIUS, KATHLEEN D.
KATHLEEN D. SCHUTZIUS
U. S. AIR FORCE – Rank SSGT
1988 – present
Combat – Desert Storm
United Arab Emirates
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.