World War II
Reuben Schmidt: August 21, 1915 - January 30, 2011; Sgt. U. S. Army WWII; burial Forest Home Cemetery, Shawano County, Wisconsin
Melvin O. Schmidt: August 7, 1919 - September 23, 1988; PVT U. S. Army WWII; burial: St John Lutheran Cemetery, Gillett, Wisconsin
Eugene Schmidt: September 16, 1925 - October 17, 1976
(1940's news article and photo researched and contributed by: Dean Schaal from his mother's wartime scrapbook)
Four Schmidt Brothers
Of Gillett See Service
In U. S. Armed Forces
GILLETT, Wis - Three sons of Mr. and Mrs Robert Schmidt, Gillett, are in the armed forces and a fouth was recently discharged. Pfc. Reuben spent a furlough with his parents recently after having served in Alaska and the Aleutians for a year. Another brother, Pvt. Al, came home from Fort Sam Houston at the same time. It was their first meeting in two years.
Pvt. Eugene Schmidt is stationed at Camp Wolters, Texas. Still another brother, Pvt. Melvin who has been in service nearly a year, has returned home with an honorable discharge because of ill health.