Famous Veterans Birthdays – November 26th
Birthdays Today (November 26th):
Born November 26, 1922:
Charles Schulz – Illustrator/Writer: Peanuts – (Army) – Died: February 12, 2000
Schulz was drafted into the United States Army. He served as a staff sergeant with the 20th Armored Division in Europe during World War II, as a squad leader on a .50 caliber machine gun team. His unit saw combat only at the very end of the war. Schulz said he had only one opportunity to fire his machine gun but forgot to load it, and that the German soldier he could have fired at willingly surrendered. Years later, Schulz proudly spoke of his wartime service.