- 23 years old
- Date of birth: May 13, 1980
- Date of passing: Apr 29, 2004
|Let the memory of Special Justin be with us forever|
Specialist 1st Class, Justin B. Schmidt, 23, of Bradenton, died April 29, 2004, while serving his country, in Baghdad, Iraq. His funeral and burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery. Justin was born May 13, 1980, at MacDill A.F.B. in Tampa. He was a Protestant. Justin served in the United States Army's 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Division. His rank was Specialist 1st Class. Justin is survived by his brother, Jason R. Schmidt, of Lake Lure, N.C.; father, Victor O. Schmidt, of Lake Lure, N.C.; his mother, Lenore Roberts, of Bagley, Minnesota; his grandparents, Lt. Col. (Ret.), John N. and Jan A. Schmidt, of Bradenton, and numerous aunts and uncles. Justin's commitment to his fellow soldiers and his country, was second only to his family. His love and laughter will be missed by all who knew him. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind, is not to die.
Justin was an avid golfer, getting his Jr. PGA Certificate when he was
11, played on Wellcraft's golf league. He enjoyed jet skiing on the
Gulf of Mexico with family and friends. He was engaged to Stephanie
Kohler, a German citizen he met while stationed in Baumholder. He
played baseball while in grade school thru his high school years. He
also played football while attending Bayshore H.S.
All Medals Received
Global War on Terror
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