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Maj. Mathew E. Schram View/Sign Guest Book
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Age:   36
Hometown: Brookfield, WI
Date of Death: 5/26/2003
Incident Location: Haditha, Iraq
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Maj.
Unit: HHT Support Squadron 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

Maj. Mathew E. Schram, the fifth of six children of Earl and Sarah Schram, always wanted to be a soldier, said his older sister, Susan Kuske. He joined the Reserve Officers Training Corps at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater before joining the Army in 1989. "He made it his career and loved it," Kuske said. "He rose in the ranks and worked hard to get there." Schram, 36, of Brookfield, Wis., was killed May 26 near the town of Hadithah, about 120 miles north of Baghdad, when gunmen ambushed a military convoy on a resupply mission. Schram was assigned to the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment based at Fort Carson near Colorado Springs, Colo. "He felt he was doing the right thing," said Susan Kuske. "We all felt the same way."
Source: Associated Press
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