Jonathan P. Schmidt

Fallen Hero’s Hometown and State: Miami, FL

Branch of Service: U.S. Army

Rank: Staff Sergeant

Jon enlisted in the Army in 2003. He was assigned to Bravo Company, 8th Psychological Operations Battalion in 2004 and deployed to Iraq. In 2009, Jon became a certified EOD team leader. In January 2012, Jon deployed to Afghanistan with 4th Battalion, 3rd Special Forces (Airborne) and supported the training of Afghan commandos.

Jon lived every day to its fullest, nothing was ever unattainable or too challenging. He loved life, his friends, and his family. Beyond being a brave dedicated soldier, he was a father, son, and brother.

Jon always had faith, loved unconditionally, and never lost hope.

Age: 28

Date of Death: September 01, 2012

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