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Richard (Rick) Schroeder


Richard (Rick) Schroeder became a Licensed Battlefield Guide (LBG) in July, 2016. He is a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame in 1977. He graduated from Northwestern University Medical School with High Honors in 1981. He is both a Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor society member. He completed a five-year orthopedic surgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center in Indianapolis, Indiana in 1986. He completed two post-residency fellowships; one in knee surgery at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Texas, and the second in orthopedic trauma surgery at Shock Trauma in Baltimore, Maryland. Rick was the Director of Orthopedic Trauma at Conemaugh Memorial Medical Center’s Level 1 Trauma Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania for 33 years. His orthopedic practice centered on complex fracture and reconstruction. 

Rick’s interests include Medical Care in the Civil War and he provides specialty tours of Medical Care at the Gettysburg Battlefield. 


Our faculty is made up of instructors and guides, many of whom are licensed battlefield guides. Instructors and guides are chosen for each session based upon the identified goals of the group.

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