Schmitz, Melvin M

Rank: Private First Class

Unit: 2d Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron, 2d Cavalry Group (Mecz)

Bronze Star

Awards: Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart Medal, American Campaign Medal, Europe / African / Middle East Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal

Enlisted: 26 March 1942 in Ironwood, Michigan

Date of birth: 8 February 1914

Hometown: Wisconsin

High School: Grammar school

Married: Single, with dependents

Campaign: WWII

Died: 16 February 1945

Age at death: 31

Cause of death: Missing in action

Location of fatality: Flaxweiler, Luxembourg

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Place of interment: Holy Cross Cemetery in Mount Calvary, Wisconsin

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