LOREN M SCHMITZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 19E, LINE 100 OF THE WALL

LOREN MICHAEL SCHMITZ

WALL NAME

LOREN M SCHMITZ

PANEL / LINE

19E/100

DATE OF BIRTH

08/04/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/12/1967

HOME OF RECORD

SPRINGFIELD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Brown County

STATE

MN

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR LOREN MICHAEL SCHMITZ
POSTED ON 5.13.2019
POSTED BY: Janice Current

An American Hero

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. Thank you for stepping up and answering your country's call. Rest easy knowing you will never be forgotten.
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POSTED ON 5.29.2017
POSTED BY: Amy Rubey Lencowski

Loren M. Schmitz

Lorn Schmitz was born in Springfield Minnesota on August 4, 1944 graduating from Springfield High School attended St. Thomas College and the University of Minnesota and joined the Army in 1966 and held the rank of Private First Class E3. His Start of Tour was on Feb 20, 1967 and his unit was D Co, 1st BN, 7th Calvary, (11B10: Infantryman) 1st Cav, Div, USARMY. He was stationed in Binh Dinh Province, South Vietnam. He was killed by hostile fire on May 12, 1967. He was 22 years of age at the time of his death.
Loren was the first Springfield Serviceman to give his life in the Vietnam War. Loren the son of E=Leonard and Mrs Schmitz. He died of a gunshot wound. He arrived in Vietnam Mar 15, 1967. Services were held May 26, 1967 at St. Raphael's Catholic Church with full Military rites conducted by the American Legion Club directed by John Weiss, and the Veteran's of Foreign Wars.
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POSTED ON 11.25.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter ccarter02@earthlink.net

Remembering An American Hero

Dear PFC Loren Michael Schmitz, 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
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POSTED ON 10.7.2013
POSTED BY: Bob Ahles, Vietnam Vet, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Photo remembrance of Loren Michael Schmitz

Photo was taken from the historic book “THE FACES BEHIND THE NAMES - The Vietnam War” with the permission of author Don Ward. Thank you Mr. Ward.

You were one of the brave that answered the call. You honored us by your service and sacrifice. We now honor you each time we stand and sing the words “THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE”. Rest in peace and honor Loren.
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POSTED ON 7.2.2010
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Loren is buried at St Raphaels Cemetery in Springfield, MN. PH
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