Monday, June 6, 2016
PFC Daniel Brunke Schmidt
Daniel was drafted in November 1942. 3 months after entering the service he was sent to England and assigned to F Company 116th Infantry. He trained with the unit for the planned amphibious landing that was to be a part of the effort to liberate Nazi occupied Europe. PFC Schmidt was killed in action on 6 Jun 1944.
PFC Schmidt was repatriated in 1948 and re-interred in the Sterling Cemetery in Sterling Nebraska.
Daniel's brother-in-law, LT(jg) Cecil Leroy Smith, and half-brother, PFC Fred Mittendorf Jr., were both serving at the time of Daniel's death.