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Name:Edward R. Schowalter
Affiliation:Class of 1951
Biography & Genealogy:COL Edward R. Schowalter, Jr., Class of 1951. Medal of Honor recipient. Schowalter was born on December 24, 1927 in New Orleans, LA, the son of Edward R. Schowalter, Sr. and Ruth Johnson. Following his graduation from VMI in 1951 he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, U. S. Army, Infantry. As a 1st Lieutenant, he was awarded the Medal of Honor during the Korean War for his actions taken while serving as commander of Company A, 31st Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division. Schowalter subsequently served in a variety of stateside assignments, as well as two combat tours in Vietnam. He retired from the Army in 1977 and lived in Auburn, AL. COL Schowalter died November 21, 2003.