The father of fallen Marine Lance Cpl. Benjamin Schmidt got an unusual but appreciated gift from Camp Pendleton last week. Schmidt's Marine brothers built an eleven-foot tall cross in Schmidt's memory, and sent it to San Antonio, where the Schmidt family lives.
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The father of fallen Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt has told a San Antonio newspaper his son was killed by friendly fire. Dr. David Schmidt told the San Antonio Express News that a Marine who was a friend of his son's contacted him with the information:
Dr. Schmidt said the reason the Marine confided in him because the Wall Street Journal was about to break the ...
Dr. Schmidt told KSAT-TV in San Antonio that his son, who trained to be a sniper, was actually shot and killed by a sniper while on patrol. The Department of Defense reports his death is under investigation.
Dr. Schmidt said his son ...
The military has dropped charges of involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide, and dereliction of duty against Sgt. Jason Byrd in the friendly-fire death of Lance Cpl. Benjamin Schmidt. The Wall Street Journal reports the senior U.S. commander in southwestern Afghanistan decided against the court marital of Sgt. Byrd.
According to the WSJ:
The shooting death of a Camp Pendleton Marine is still under investigation by military authorities, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. Lance Cpl. Benjamin W. Schmidt was shot and killed by a sniper while on patrol Thursday in Afghanistan. Maj. Bradley Gordon explained to the U-T:
Schmidt was the son of San Antonio Spurs team physician Dr. David Schmidt and therapist Dr. Becky Whetstone. Whetstone told the U-T that her ...
The mother of Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Benjamin Schmidt has told a San Antonio television station that a tank commander has been charged in the "friendly fire" death of her son. The military has charged the tank commander, Sgt. Jason Byrd, with involuntary manslaughter, negligent homicide and dereliction of duty - according to KSAT-TV.
Lance Cpl. Schmidt was killed October 6, 2011 in Afghanistan. His parents,Dr. David Schmidt and ...
Camp Pendleton Marine Lance Cpl. Benjamin Schmidt, and several other servicemembers killed by friendly fire, are the focus of an investigative piece by the San Antonio Express News called "'Friendly fire' also can kill the truth."
Home Post reported last month that Schmidt's father, Dr. David Schmidt, said he found out his son may have been killed by American troops from a friend of his son's (also a ...