On Sunday, May 26, 2013, Betsy Schultz led a memorial service and groundbreaking event at the Tudor Inn Bed & Breakfast, 1108 S. Oak St. in Port Angeles. The Inn will be renovated into a place where families of the more than 6,600 U.S. soldiers killed in action since Sept. 11, 2001, can gather for a week of peace to experience the North Olympic Peninsula’s natural treasures. Schultz’s son, Capt. Joseph William Schultz, a decorated Green Beret, was killed in action May 29, 2011, along with two members of his Army Special Forces team while leading a mission in the Wardak province of Afghanistan. In his memory, Betsy Schultz is working to create the Captain Joseph House.
Among the speakers for the event were Master Sgt. Chris Cahall and Port Angeles Mayor Cherie Kidd. Sgt. Cahall was the team sergeant when Capt. Schultz was killed in action, along with Sgt. 1st Class Marty Apolinar, Staff Sgt. Aaron Blasjo, and the unit's Afghan interpreter.
For more information, contact Betsy Reed-Schultz at (360) 460-7848. Also, go to Facebook.com/CaptainJosephHouse for further information and photos.