Medal of Honor Recipient, WWI U.S. Army Sgt Charles Schroeter

SGT Charles Schroeter (July 4, 1837 – January 27, 1921) was a WWI Army soldier who received the Medal of Honor for his actions during the American Indian Wars, while serving with Company G, 8th Regiment of the United States Cavalry. A German immigrant, his military career spanned thirty-one years, from 1863 to 1894, during which he also saw action in the American Civil War. He also served a tour of duty in the United States Marine Corps and post-military he was a merchant.
On July 8, 2015, Schroeter's remains were escorted from Greenwood Memorial Park to Miramar National Cemetery by Patriot Guard Riders. The following day, July 9, 2015, a somber military ceremony took place as SGT Schroeter was reburied with full military honors. A horse-drawn hearse carried his remains with an honor guard of thirty soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment-Blackhorse from Fort Irwin, California. Also present were flag-bearing Patriot Guard Riders, two living Medal of Honor recipients, Civil War reenactors, an Army band, and a few military and cemetery officials providing their respects.

He lies at rest in Section 3, Site 1052.

Charles Schroeter
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