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is honored on Panel 4E, Line 44 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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  • The Final Bridge

    Posted on 4/2/18 - by Steve Conto, Menasha, WI
    John is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Texas, section V, west side, site 1691.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 1/27/14 - by Curt Carter
    Dear 1LT John Stephen Schmid, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/9/12 - by

    John is buried at Ft Sam Houston Nat Cem, San Antonio,TX.BR

  • An Edsman All The Way.

    Posted on 7/26/12 - by Mike Prendergast

    John 'Smitty' Schmid was a graduate of St. Edward's University, Austin, TX, Class of 1961, where he received a BA in Economics.

    Smitty was Vice President of his freshman class, and President of his sophomore class. He was active in the Student Activities Council, the National Federation of Catholic College Students, the Confraternity of Christian Doctrine, the Knights of Columbus, and served as President of the Illini Club.

    Additionally, John participated in dramatics, intramural athletics, and was a champion boxer in the Golden Gloves tournament, which earned him a varsity letter at St. Edward's, and membership in the 'E' Club.

    John's untimely death is commemorated on a plaque in 'Our Lady of Lourdes Grotto' on the campus that also recognizes all our other fallen alumni. We miss you Smitty; we miss all of you.

    Semper Fi Smitty

    He was the first Edsman I met, but the last one I'll ever forget.

    MLP '62.

  • John Stephen Schmid

    Posted on 1/24/11 - by B.J. Nichol, USMC
    Semper Fi, Smitty! Did not realize we were in Vietnam, in the same Marine Air Group 36, at the same time.
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