RICHARD A SCHMITZ
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HONORED ON PANEL 7E, LINE 57 OF THE WALL

RICHARD ALBERT SCHMITZ

WALL NAME

RICHARD A SCHMITZ

PANEL / LINE

7E/57

DATE OF BIRTH

07/28/1944

CASUALTY PROVINCE

PR & MR UNKNOWN

DATE OF CASUALTY

05/13/1966

HOME OF RECORD

LYNWOOD

COUNTY OF RECORD

Los Angeles County

STATE

CA

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

PFC

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR RICHARD ALBERT SCHMITZ
POSTED ON 12.22.2023
POSTED BY: Ray Schmitz

A cousin I never met

A cousin who passed before I was born. I grew up many years later and felt his absence. I visited him at Arlington.
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POSTED ON 11.10.2023
POSTED BY: John Fabris

honoring you.....

There is a place
Not far from here
Where spirits walk
And heroes live
And honor still resides.

It is a wall
With names inscribed
Of those who served
When they were asked...
The brothers of my youth.

I go there still
To walk and think
About my life,
And what I've done since
And things that might have been.

There is a debt
I can't repay
Too many lives were spent.
And one man's life cannot suffice
To make their deaths worthwhile.

But there is hope
In the memory
Of those we leave behind
Who know the price that freedom brings
Who can carry on in kind.

I send you now
To touch a name
So the vision can be passed
Remember there is honor still
It is for you to see it lasts.

They are not dead
And have a wish
As all old soldiers do
The reflection you see before you now
Is their wish to live in you.
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POSTED ON 5.13.2013
POSTED BY: Curt Carter

Remembering an American Hero

Dear PFC Richard Albert 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 8.1.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Richard is buried at All Souls Cemetery, Long Beach, Los Angeles County,CA. PH
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POSTED ON 4.10.2010

Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway

A portion of Sepulveda Boulevard/State Highway Route 1 in El Segundo near Los Angeles International Airport has been dedicated to the residents of Los Angeles County who served in Vietnam. This section of highway is now designated the Los Angeles County Vietnam Veterans Memorial Highway. Adopted by the California State Legislature in 2000, the highway honors the more than 350,000 California veterans who served in the Vietnam War, including the 5,822 killed or missing in action. Los Angeles County has the largest number of Vietnam veterans in California and 1,857 of its residents were killed or missing in action during that war. This memorial corridor provides a fitting and proper way for the residents of Los Angeles County to express their gratitude and appreciation for the sacrifices these Vietnam veterans have made for their country.
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