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Pfc. Sean M. Schneider

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Age:   22
Hometown: Janesville, WI
Date of Death: 3/29/2004
Incident Location: Near Baghdad
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Pfc.
Unit: 115th Forward Support Battalion
Unit's Base: Fort Hood, Texas

Pfc. Sean M. Schneider had no doubts about his work with the Army, but he wanted to make sure his family understood the risk that came with the job he loved. "He said, ''You know, Mom, I may not be coming back.'' He told us that so many times. He was preparing us for the worst-case scenario," Kim Schneider said. The 22-year-old from Janesville, Wis., was killed March 29 when an explosive caused his vehicle to run off the road near Baghdad, Iraq. He was based at Fort Hood, Texas. The mechanic left an impression on teachers when he graduated from high school in 2000. "He was probably one of the most caring individuals I''ve had in 27 years of teaching," said Sam Loizzo, who taught the soldier in a humanities class. "He was the kind of kid you''d like to have in class, the kind you''d like as an employee, the kind of kid you''d want as a friend." Kim Schneider said her son planned a military career, and his position as a mechanic suited him. "He was always tinkering with vehicles and motorcycles. He liked to run, hunt and canoe, do the guy thing," she said. Survivors include his wife.
Source: Associated Press
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