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August 08, 2015
10 years, but it still hurts like yesterday. Augie and his beautiful light & goodness will always be remembered. We lift up him and his family in prayer.
October 20, 2013
To the Schroeder family:
I just want you to know we all remember Augie very well.. I was just thinking of him today, in fact. I was telling soemone about him and even after all of these years, I become choked up and really couldn't talk any more. He was such a great kid. I remember driving him on the many Boyscout camping trips and the fun he had at those times. He will always be remembered..

Bill Hildebrand.... (Troop 3), Maplewood
June 25, 2013
Remembering my friend everyday & all year round
May 28, 2013
Me and my family want to send all are respect to you. Our thoughts and prayers with the family. We appreciate everything that you have sacrifice for your country . You will never be forgotten
May 26, 2013
Remembering your sacrifice.
May 24, 2013
…It still saddens me to know of the loss of Augie.
When I last saw him he was just a quiet good kid and one of the many who had signed up to play Pop Warner football for the Maplewood/South Orange Packers and who I had the privilege to coach. That was over 20 years ago, but his positive attitude, willingness to learn, and good spirited demeanor still resonates in my memory …(he was just that kind of a kid:-)). My prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to the Schroder family, especially on this Memorial Day weekend when we honor the memory of those who truly gave in service to our country.
Coach Shareef
November 08, 2012
Hey Augie. All missing you here....I'm doing a project to honor veterans.I'm honoring you buddy. Missing you friend.
August 03, 2012
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder:
Always remembering Edward. "Some gave all."
October 31, 2011
To the family of Augie,

I can still remember riding with him during the summer of 2000 in an ambulance of the South Orange Rescue Squad en route to a emergency and working at the South Orange pool. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Steve Lillis
August 04, 2011
August 3, 2011
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder:
Please accept my remembrance of Edward on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
August 04, 2010
To the family and friends of Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder:
Remembering Edward on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
May 29, 2010
Augie , Its Memorial weekend again. Just wanna let you know that you will always be remembered today & everyday of the year. Thanks for your brave sacrifice
May 27, 2010
August 04, 2009
To the family of Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder:
Edward gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
May 25, 2009
My best to the Schroeder family on this Memorial Day.

If I ever get to Cleveland to visit my Ewerts, Schroeders, etc at the Lutheran Cemetery, I'll stop to visit Augie, too.

May 23, 2009
Kia Ora !! Its Memorial Day weekend. Remembering Schroeder for all his brave sacrifices. Prayers to all your loved ones at home.
May 22, 2009
Auggie will forever be in our hearts. He left his mark on us in Phi Kappa Theta and will NEVER be forgoten.
October 15, 2008
Dearest Schroeder Family ~

In my search for my Schroeder relatives, I was shaken to read of Edward's death. Is "Augie" short for August, and possibly the namesake of August Ewert? Edward was also a family name - several of August's grandsons had that name. August, his daughter Elisabeth and her 2nd husband, Gottfried Frederick Schoeder, and many other aunts, uncles, and cousins lie in the Lutheran Cemetery, too; they will all watch over their possible young descendant.

If we are from the same family, I'm stunned that Augie's tragic death has helped me to find you. If we aren't related by family, then we are united in sorrow over the loss of a young US Marine.
October 11, 2008
You don't know me, but I read your article in the Washington Post about your son. Very moving. I am truly sorry for your loss. Your son sounds like he was a great person.
August 03, 2008
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know 'Auggie', but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.

July 10, 2008
Kia Orana from Rarotonga Cook Islands. Messege across the miles !!! It was 4th of July. My family remembers Schroeder for his brave sacrifice in our prayers. You will always be remembered. Ka kite !!!!
July 08, 2008
Dear Schoeder Family,
I had the pleasure of spending 4 years with Augie on the swim team as well as in classes. I cannot stress how much of a great teammate and friend he truly was. My thoughts are prayers will forever be with Augie and your family.
June 27, 2008
June 17, 2008
I think of Augie all the time. We went to EMT school together, volunteered at the WOFAS together and both had the same interests. I was doing ROTC at Rutgers when he was talking about joining the Marines. We both had an interest in law enforcement. When I rode my bike to DC last year from NY for the Police Unity Tour, I wore Augie's USMC Emblem. Rest in peace, Augie.
May 27, 2008
Kia Orana from Milford Sound New Zealand. Its Memorial Day again. Remembering Edward today , tommorow & all year through in our prayers.
May 26, 2008
On this Memorial Day my deepest condolences go out to the Schroeder and Palmer families. I was a Phi Kap at OSU with Auggie and I will always remember him as a friend, a brother, and a hero. He was a selfless friend and American and he will never be forgotten by the OSU Phi Kaps; past, present, or future.
April 22, 2008
I am so sorry for the loss of your son Edward. I feel his loss like it was my own. I will never forget the ultimate sacrafice he made for our country. He will always be remembered in my prayers.
April 05, 2008
Auggie was a good guy. Everybody liked him. Its still sad to know that he is gone especially when you think you might see him the next day. I want his mother to know that he is never forgetton. God bless.
April 05, 2008
Auggie was a good guy. Everybody liked him. Its still sad to here about how he is gone especially when you think you might see him the next day. I want his mother to know that he is never forgetton.
January 08, 2008
Father we entrust our brother Edward to your mercy. You loved him greatly in this life: now that he is freed from all its cares, give him happiness and peace forever. Welcome him now into paradise where there will be no more sorrow, no more weeping or pain, but only peace and joy with Jesus your Son, and the Holy Spirit forever and ever.
May God hold Edward in the palm of His hand. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My deepest sympathy.
January 07, 2008
To the entire Schroeder Family: I just came upon this about your son today as I was looking for something on my computer. We are grateful for the ultimate sacrifice your son gave to all of
us--freedom. We lost our grandson in November 2006, the day before Thanksgiving. Tough holiday's. It does not matter what year these young Heroes have given their lives, it still hurts and we miss them. We are starting our 2nd year of walking through the mud of grief and we will come out on the other side of it. It is not an easy walk, but walk it we must. Our sincere condolences to you and yours. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in your walk. God Bless you all. With deepest sympathy that many do not understand.
January 07, 2008
I am so sorry for the loss of this fine young man and your HERO Lance Cpl Edward A Schroeder. I lost my son in Iraq on May 6/2007, so I can well understand your pain of losing a loved one so dear.

I pray you will continue to be guided by a higher power to give you peace, comfort and strength.

Psalm 34:18
The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit
GOD Bless you and your family. Your soldier was a true American Hero and we are all very proud of his service. He will not be forgotten!

(Proud mother of Sgt Joel W. Lewis, 5/20, 3-2 SBCT /Ft Lewis
KIA 5/ 6/07, Baqubah, Iraq)
January 07, 2008
My prayers and thoughts are with you.
I know how you feel losing a "HERO",Becoming a "Gold Star" Mother myself on 25 March.. The sacrafice our sons and daughters are making on a daily basis should tell us all..These young HEROS knew full well what they were doing and did it proudly When you hug your loved ones tonight.... Remember... We also hugged ours and they were protecting you..We.. as Americans need to make the "Ultimate Sacrafice" by supporting all our military(HEROS)...the Proud Mom of SGT. Jason W. Swiger
5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne,Fort Bragg, N.C. KIA 3/25/007
January 07, 2008
August 07, 2007
I don't pretend to know what to say or do that would bring you peace in your time of sorrow, but I will offer my heart felt condolences. I also offer you my prayers that in time the pain will easy and the memories of your HERO will carry you through each day and night. I want to thank your HERO, for his/her selfless act of becoming a member of the armed forces, his/her willingness to defend the United States of America, all that we hold sacred and for the sacrifice that will forever be etched in the memories of all those who knew him/her. Though tears can never bring him/her back, we hope that our tears express our gratitude for the sacrifice that he/she made and our sorrow at his/her passing. I believe for every fallen HERO there is a star shining brightly up above to remind us of the precious gift we were given.

Your mission on earth is complete and you are now a member of GOD’s Heavenly armed forces. Stand down brave warrior and take your rightful place in Heaven with all the HEROES who have passed before.

I made a special promise to LE RON A. WILSON (KIA on 07/06/07) on the day he was laid to rest as I touched his coffin, that I would never forget him nor would I forget those that gave their lives for our country before him, with him and after him and so when I came across, I thought what a great way to keep my promise to Le Ron, so I will continue to leave tributes in each guest book until the day there is no longer the need to leave these tributes to a FALLEN HERO.


Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
May 28, 2007
A hero that will never be forgotten.
April 10, 2007
Happy birthday, Augie. Think about you all the time, and miss you even more. Take care, cousin.
Love always,
March 13, 2007
God be with you and your family. Your Marine is shining in Heaven watching over his fellow Marines on duty. My son left yesterday for Iraq from North Carolina.
February 17, 2007
Rosemary,you are in my prayers.
I know how much you miss Augie.

What a joy it must have been to be around such a funny and loving young man. And such a great Marine.

We are lucky to have men like Augie serving our Country.

Thank you Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder for your service to our country.

You Are A Hero and You Will Never Be Forgotten.

Proud Gold Star Mom of
Cpl Christopher W. Belchik
KIA IRAQ 8-22-04
January 03, 2007
“Greater love hath no man than this,
that a man lay down his life for his friends.”
John 15:13

My heart breaks for you in the loss of your child. You have my deepest sympathies and you have my prayers. May you find comfort in your beautiful memories and may you find peace in your new normal without him. God bless you.

My family and I are thankful for your son’s Bravery, Courage, Determination and Service to fight for our country and for our freedom. Your son paid the ultimate sacrifice and we are truly indebt to him. We thank all in our armed forces for the sacrifices made for us. All gave some and some gave all. Your son will not be forgotten, I promise.

Semper Fi – I love my Marines and my Marine families.

Proud Parent of a USMC American Hero -
LCpl. Michael D. Scholl – KIA 11-14-06 – Al Anbar Province, Iraq
Thank you God for blessing us and sharing Michael with us - I know
Michael is in your loving care while we are temporarily away from him.
September 03, 2006
Dear Augie,
I cant believe it has been a year now. I still miss you and always will. When I walk by our old work area and see your pictures still hanging on the wall it makes me feel like your there watching over all. I miss u augie.......Your our fallen angel and I will never forget you!
August 03, 2006
Paying tribute to this Fine Young Marine, on the anniversary of, the day he made the Supreme Sacrifice for our country, with a Multitude of Thanks for his Service.
Rest Well Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder, in the Mighty Hands of God and know that you are a True American hero.
May God's Loving Grace and Comfort continue to be with the Schroeder family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
My brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference. The Marines don't have that problem." ~ President, Ronald Reagan, 1985.
July 14, 2006
In time, there will come a day when the tears of sorrow will softly flow into sighs of remembrance. Your heart will begin to heal itself.

Grieving will be interrupted by episodes of joy; and you will hear the whisper of hope.

There will come a day when you will welcome the pangs of remembrance as a sun shower of the soul; a turning of the tide; the promise of peace.

There will come a day when you will risk loving, go on believing,
and treasure the remembering.
Edward was a very good and brave man. There are not enough words to express what he has meant to those he served with. You have much to be proud of. We pray that our Savior – in whose presence he now rests – will comfort you and ease the pain of this loss.

Your son was a US Marine and part of our family, his loss affects us all.

Please know that we have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

A Proud Mom of a US Marine
July 08, 2006

June 12, 2006
May God bless you
May 29, 2006
Kia Orana katou kotou from Aotearoa New Zealand ! To the Schroeder Family. Remembering all of you this Memorial Day weekend in our prayers. May the good lord guide you all today & all year through. Ka kite !
May 28, 2006
In honor of our beloved Augie, the 3rd grade Girl Scout Troop of Clinton School - where the troop's leader Rebekah Gale was a classmate of Augie's - will carry a banner in remembrance of him at the Memorial Day Parade in Maplewood, NJ. Augie touched so many lives, and here in the South Orange/Maplewood community, he continues to live on in our hearts.
We embrace his parents and family on this day of remembrance, with our thanks for his service & sacrifice, our tears for his/their loss, and our prayers for peace.
April 05, 2006
I did not know you,but brother, you were a marine, as I also was. Keep heaven safely guarded, we'll be there eventually. Semper Fi my Brother.
(us LCPL's are the workers)God Bless Marine
February 27, 2006
My heartfelt sympathy to the Schroeder family in the loss of Edward. I did not know Edward, but my heart is broken and I am saddened for your loss of such a fine young person and hero. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers. Edward it is coming up on 7 months since you were taken. So many beautiful/wonderful things written about you. You are a very special person and hero and you will never be forgotten.I send each of you a hug from the most inner part of my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
February 21, 2006
Semper Fi my fellow Marine. Rest in peace and we will keep the fighting for our freedom. Thank you for fighting by our side. You will be remembered as always.
January 06, 2006
My deepest sympathy to all of the family and friends of Augie.
I know God will be with him forever and I will always remember him even though I did not know him that well.
I hope his sacrifice will not be in vain.
James Miller
January 03, 2006
To Paul Schroeder: Thank you for your article, which my husband forwarded to me through the Washington Post web site. Our son was killed in a U.S. Navy helicopter accident after he had completed his detachment to the Middle East in spring 2003. I cannot compare my sorrow to yours, but I do stand with you on the side of peace and in opposition to the war in Iraq.
Words cannot express how sorry I am about your son's death. My thoughts and prayers not only are with you and your family, but also with every person serving in our military and their families. May God be with you all.
October 02, 2005
Dear Paul - I saw you on the news last night and wanted to reassure you that you and your family are still in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Bruce just called to say there's an article in his paper in Virginia which mentions Augie, and he's sending it to me. If you'd like it, please e-mail your address. Also, if you'd like to e-mail back and forth every now and again to keep in touch, I'd be more than happy to hear from you. I've sent you a couple e-mails but don't know if they reached you or not. I just wanted you to know we haven't forgotten. Take care; blessing and peace to you and your family. Linda Herbkersman
September 28, 2005
Dear Schroeder Family,
I believe I met you once or twice through the years as I went to South Orange Middle and Columbia High School with Augie. He was part of my group of friends (many of whom have posted here recently) and, though we hadn't spoken since we both went to college, I've been thinking about him since Mike Padilla and Mike Mistretta called to tell me the news. I'm terribly sorry to hear of your loss and my thoughts go out to your family. It was a pleasure to know Augie and to around such an open minded and friendly person.
September 28, 2005
Dear Schroeder-Palmer Families,

Unfortunately, I understand all to well your waves of sadness, grief and loss. Listen to Augie as he alone will help you find peace. I know he is safe and that surely Jeff is nearby.

Warmest Wishes.
September 27, 2005
Augie was a very good friend,man, and solider.I will always remember him for his laugh and his smile.I will never forget augie, as the days go by all I can do is remember the great times, and the worst. He was a beautiful person. In our hearts he will always be.
September 18, 2005
Dear Schroeders,

I am so sorry for your loss. I pray that God will continue you to hold you as you mourn and miss Augie. I have some pictures of him that I got from Fen (Sgt. Justin Hoffman), please let me know if you'd like to see them. Your son is a hero.
September 11, 2005
September 07, 2005
From our Family to yours,
My name is Susan, Aunt of Lance Cpl. Brett Wightman. Both our Families have suffered a great loss your's and the Wightman Family. I wanted to send my deepest sympathies and my prayers. I know these 14 Great Marines are now Angels, and that their spirit will live on in all the lives that they touched here and over their. God Bless you and your Son Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder for being a TRUE AMERICAN HERO.
August 17, 2005
Sending my prayers for the loss of your beloved loved one. God Bless you
August 17, 2005
My deepest sympathies to Lance Cpl. Schroeder's family. He died to make us free.
August 17, 2005
I want to thank you for your bravery, you were doing something that people like me wouldn't dream of doing. I want to thank you for your ultimate sacrifice and may this war soon be over for the sake of all our fallen troops and the troops that are currently over there. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God be with you and your family during this difficult time. We won't forget you!
August 16, 2005
Lance Cpl. Schroeder, our thanks go to you. I especially applaud your parents bravery in publicly speaking out in these times of policy quagmire.
August 16, 2005
“Saepe Expertus, Semper Fidelis, Fratres Aeterni”
Rest in peace, brother.Your sacrifice allows America to live in peace. You will not be forgotten.
August 16, 2005
How can you thank someone who didn't even know you yet lay down his life for you? What words can be spoken?
August 16, 2005
My deepest and profound sympathies to the family, love ones and friends. He gave his life to secure this nation from terrorist attacking again and to keep us safe from harm. God Bless
August 16, 2005
My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family of Lance Cpl. Schroeder's family. America is in your debt for this ultimate sacrifice. You will not be forgotten. May God bless your family and ease your loss.
August 16, 2005
May God bless the family during this time of need and sorrow. Thank you for serving our country . We pray for all the men and women over there defending our country. God Bless!!!
August 16, 2005
I do not know you, but I wanted to tell you how sorry I am for you loss.Your son is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO HE WAS A BRAVE YOUNG MAN. I am proud of him. I have a cousin who is in the army and will be going to Iraq in the next month or two. GOD BLESS ALL OUR MEN AND WOMEN OVER THERE AND MAY GOD BE WITH YOU ALL IN YOUR TIME OF NEED.
August 16, 2005
We are sorry for your loss.Words are not enough to say Thanks.
August 16, 2005
Semper Fi Marine, God bless you, your family and the Marines of 3/25.
August 15, 2005
To Augie's Family:

I had the pleasure to spend 4 years with Augie during high school.

I was deeply saddened to learn of Augie's death.

He was a great man and will never be forgotten.
August 15, 2005
Semper Fi, my fallen Marine.

I am more proud of you than my words can express.
August 15, 2005
Our deepest sympathies are with you. My cousin Michael DeMers is serving in Lima Company. We continue to pray for all of our men and their families. May God hold you in the palm of His hand during this difficult time.
August 15, 2005
August 15, 2005
We did not know you, however we thank you and bless you.

Jeanette, I know this has been hard. Know we have you all in our prayers and thoughts.
August 15, 2005
Lance Cpl. Edward 'Augie' Schroeder - A True HERO
Our prayers and thoughts go out to your entire family. Our deepest sympathies. We did not know Augie but want to thank him for his service to our country. We are forever grateful.
August 14, 2005

Thank you for your service to our Nation...Peace in Heaven to a very brave Marine
August 14, 2005
August 14, 2005
Semper Fi Marine! Thank you for your dedication to service. You will live forever in the minds and hearts of those you helped. You did not die in vain by your steadfast love of country others will live you have set them free!
August 14, 2005
August 13, 2005
We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. We just wanted to say thank you to Lance Cpl. Schroeder for the gift of our freedom. God bless you. -- The Furin Family
August 13, 2005
Semper Fi, Schroeder Family. Thank You for your unimagineable sacrifice.
August 13, 2005
My heart and prayers go out to the family of Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder. My son, Lance Cpl. Christopher Ocheltree served with your son and husband in the 3/25 Wpns Co. God be with you in your loss.
August 13, 2005
August 13, 2005
To the Families of Lance Cpl. Schroeder,

Please accept my deepset condolences on the loss of "Augie". Your son was brave, relentless and he did not die in vain. He died because he fought what he believed in. There is nothing I can say or do to understand the paid you are feeling but I feel the pain for each of the families of these soldiers who have lost their lives because they fought for our freedom. Yes they paid a great price for our freedom, but this was their destiny, this was what they needed to do as men and as soldiers. You raised a fine son, nephew, brother, cousin etc. He will never be forgotten and always remembered for what he did to save the rest of us from the worst enemy out there.

May he rest in peace knowing our world is now a better place because of what he did.
August 13, 2005
To the family of "Auggie" Schroeder,
Once more, I am reading about a fine young man who made the ultimate sacrifice for all our freedoms. God give you strength as you share memories of Auggie and his life!!
August 12, 2005
Sending out our sympathy in the loss of your son.
August 12, 2005
Schroeder family,
Our sincere sympathy to you as you mourn the loss of your brave son Edward, may your loving memories of him be your strength. God Bless you as He helps you get through each day and may His love for you bring comfort to your hearts and peace to your souls. Trust in His powers for guidance for He is the Way , the Truth and the Life.
God Bless America!
August 12, 2005
To the Parents and Family of Lance Cpl. Edward A. Schroeder:
I personally wanted to thank you for having to pay the ultimate price for the freedom of my family and myself. You do not know me and I do not know you. However I have three small sons whom one day I’m certain will have the same bravery and courage as your son. I felt obligated to send you my condolences though we have never and most likely will never meet. Your son is my hero!
With Deepest Sympathy~The Bellestri Family
August 12, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers are for your family. Your son made the ultimate sacrifice. We thank you for this wonderful person and honor his memory.
August 12, 2005
Our thoughts and prayers go out to you, the family of a brave young man who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom. God be with you.
August 12, 2005
We did not know Lcpl. Schroeder II, We would like to give you and your family our condolences. Having a Husband go twice to war, I know what it feels to worry. Just remember he is in a better place now looking down on all of you. ~Semper Fi Lcpl. Schroeder II to one of our Brothers USMC ~
August 11, 2005
To the Schroeders,

I know no words at this time can touch your pain.

All of Maplewood and South Orange is mourning for Augie, along with others across the world.

If anything remotely positive force can come out of this at all, I hope you can make a difference, and that people are listening to the statements you are making. I support you, your old hometown supports you.

With love and a great sadness,
-Alexandra Birnbaum
August 11, 2005
My deepest sympathy to the family. God had a purpose for your loved one. His job in this life is complete and pleasing to Him who sits on the throne.
Knowing God's peace passes all understanding will guide you through this time. God bless and keep you all.
August 11, 2005
i didnt know your son or your family but, i wanted to extend my deepest sympathy to your family .my prayers are with you and may god hold you in the palm of his hand god bless you always and may you find comfort in knowing strangers care
August 11, 2005
In recent years I have lost a son and a daughter to illness. I live with the terrible void, I feel your pain. Take care of yourselves, the angels will care for your son. God bless him, God bless you.
August 11, 2005
My deepest heart felt sympathy to Augie's family. He is a true Hero who gave the Ultimate Sacrifice. I raised my Nephew who I consider my Son. He is with the 3/25 Weapons Co out of Akron and is still in Iraq. He told me Augie was one of his Best friends. His name is LCPL Michael J. Boerio. He has felt a great loss over all the Fallen Heroes with Augie being one of the most. May God Bless Augie's Soul. My deepest compassion and Heart felt Love to your family. May God be with you during this difficult time. Maria Hennessy
August 10, 2005
Our sympathy, thoughts, and prayers for the family of Edward.

The Leigh Family
August 10, 2005
Augie had been a friend of mine at Ohio State. He was a friend and neighbor. I can remember how selfless he was, always helpful to those who needed it... even sorority friends with a broken grill. It broke my heart to hear of his death, but as a member of a family with many current military ties, I know he was proud to serve his country. I will never forget his kindness and warm heart. I'm proud of Augie and every military service man and woman serving in Iraq and around the world.
August 10, 2005
Mr and Mrs Schroeder,
I knew your son from The Ohio State University. He was a very good friend of mine for many years. He was the one that always made sure that I got home OK even if he had to walk my there, 2 miles out of his way. I will always remember the times we spent at the Poker House and Phi Kapps. Your son was a wonderful person and will be dearly missed by all of us from Minster. Thank you for all that you have done Augie.
August 10, 2005
To the family: My deepest condolences. Augie was a friend of mine back in high school, and I am deeply saddened to hear of his passing away. God bless you all during this trying time.
August 09, 2005
You have touch alot hearts at Deluxe. We appreciate everything you have done for us to keep our country free. God will keep you safe in his arms. You will be everyones guardian angel, watch over Brian and all of us. We will never forget you , God Bless you.
August 09, 2005
There are no words, only questions. There is no comfort, only tears. Our loved ones gave the ultimate sacrifice. They are now and forever our heroes in our hearts and in our country’s eyes. We must walk this walk of grief alone, but really not alone, they will be with us, always a part of us and always deep in our hearts.

With our deepest sympathy,

Margy Bons and Al Marzano

Proud parents of our own fallen hero, Sgt. Michael Marzano, from the 3-25 WPNS Co. who gave the ultimate sacrifice 5/7/2005
August 09, 2005
As a member of The South Orange NJ volunteer Rescue Squad, I want to express my sincere condolences and those of the entire squad. Although he was only a member of our family a short time, he showed South Orange residents the same caring and commitment he showed to the entire country fighting for us.

We are very sorry for your loss.
August 09, 2005

I remember when you were pregnant with Augie when we both worked at the C-J; you always edited my papers while I was finishing up J-school at OSU. I've been following this tragedy and praying for your family since I first learned of your sad news. I never got to know Augie, except from what I've read on the Internet, and he seemed like the kind of guy I wish my own three kids had known. He remains a hero in our hearts.

God bless your family through this very difficult time.

Cindy Griffin Smith
August 09, 2005
Augie stands out in my memory of my brothers’ Boy Scout days as a great kid who was always enthusiastic and kind. My thoughts and prayers are with Augie and his family.
August 09, 2005
The Smolin family wanted to express our sorrow for your unspeakable loss. We lived a few doors down from you on Waverly Place in SO and Augie spent some time with us when he was only 8 or 9. Even as a young child it was obvious that Augie was exceptional. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
August 09, 2005
From the Jefferson Family...

Dear Paul and Rosemary,

We read the news Friday night and were devastated. We have vivid
memories of the times we shared in Wuhan - including Sarah and Augie jumping non-stop on Sarah's bed in our apartment. We have been trying to locate your email but can't. Please send yours when you are able.
Give our love to Mandy.

The warmest memories and condolences,
Gary and Sarah (also Annie and Dorie)
August 08, 2005
My heart goes out to all who knew Auggie. I went to high school with him, and remember him as a great, smart guy. It was an honor to have known him.
August 08, 2005
To the family and friends of Edward. I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my heart and prayers. Your son is a hero who gave his life so that all of us could retain our freedom. May God bless and comfort you in this time of sorrow.
August 08, 2005
The family of fellow US Marine PFC Richard Collins, extends our sincerest sympathy in your time of sorrow. We pray you find God's peace.
August 07, 2005
My sympathy goes out to the family of Edward. I don't know any of you. I have been reading all about this in the paper. Edward you are a hero.It is because of men like you that I have my freedom and I want to Thank You for that. I will keep your family in my prayers.
August 07, 2005
Mr. Schroeder honorably placed his life upon the altar of freedom for his fellow man, as a representative of his fellow Americans.

His family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace, and may your inevitable sorrow be lessened by the knowledge that Mr. Schroeder did so much, with so much honor.
August 07, 2005
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I worked with Augie and got to know him very well.I told my mom he was the perfect guy to bring home to mom and dad. My deepest sympathy to your family. Augie will be sadly missed and always loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 07, 2005
August 07, 2005
Our sincere deepest condolences are extended to the family of another fallen hero from two very grateful Americans. Edward, may you rest in peace.
August 07, 2005
To the family and friends of Edward: my heart goes out to you. Words seem so inadequate right now. Even though I did not know Edward, I too mourn your loss. You are in my prayers. Thank you from a grateful American.
August 07, 2005
Dear Paul, Rosemary, and Amanda, My deepest sympathy on the loss of Augie. He was a fine person. Greg and I remember him so well from church groups and swim team. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Barbara Zelenka
August 07, 2005
you have touch so many of us.
We will always remember you. My heart goes out to your family and Brian. I really enjoy having you as my press operator. Watch over Brian.
August 07, 2005
To the Schroeder family,
Your family is in my prayers. May God bring in comfort and keep you through this terrible time of sorrow.
A Navy Wife
USS Philadelphia
August 07, 2005
This is so close to home. Words cannot express how sorry I am to hear of your loss of your son Lance Cpl Edward Schroeder. I do not know these men that have lost their lives for our country but I want to let all the families know that I am proud to be an american and my support is with you all, God bless you all and our wonderful country.
August 07, 2005
It is with a heavy heart and eyes full of tears that We honor your son, a true American Hero today. What a wonderful family and community it must be to have raised such a brave young man.
As a member of My Heart Supports The Troops, a troop support group out of mid-michigan I know the sacrafice you have ALL made. Thank you is so inadequate, but also so powerful. Thank you for giving up your best and brightest to the cause of Freedom. May God Bless you, and God Bless our Troops.
August 06, 2005
Augie was a close friend of mine growing up, ever since we were in elementry school. I'll always remember his positive attitude and his enthusiam. All the camping trips we went on together, and even just hanging out together after school, he was a great person to be have in company. I'll never forget the impact he had on my life. My sympathy goes out to his family and all who had the privledge of knowing him.
August 06, 2005
Dear Rosemary, Paul and Amamda,
You may remember Rebekah and our family who lived four blocks from you as Augie was growing up. Although I knew him most as the cute, intelligent and polite elementary friend my daughter hung around with, Rebekah has always considered him one of her friends, and we were both devastated to learn of his sacrifice in Iraq. He grew up to be such a good person. The phrases used most at Morrow on Thursday were caring and funny. In the easily 100 person crowd (with word of mouth notice only) there were friends of his from the rescue squad, Boy Scouts and lifeguards from the pool. Although we were not members of your church, we heard about his work fixing up housing for the rural poor, and distributing bags of food. Many of the 14 girls in his youth group were there, crying as they testified why the loss of Augie is truly a tragedy for this world. Our hearts are heavy with the sadness of our loss. The enormity of your loss is incomprehensible to me. I only hope there will be some comfort to you in knowing that others knew and loved Augie and saw what a wonderful person he was, and that we are all mourning him too. We hugged each other at the service Thursday, and we extend these hugs to you whose loss is so much larger even than ours.
August 06, 2005
Please accept my sincere condolences on the loss of your son and brother. My nephew, Daniel, is serving in the Marines and I know he is devastated by the loss of his childhood friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I thank you for having the memorial service on the 11th. I will be there.
August 06, 2005
To Those of Lima Company;
Our Marines of Lima Company, you now belong to the ages. We honor you for your unselfish act of courage. We selute and areever in awe of your bravery, for you have paid the ultimate price. With deep sadness, we wait to honor you one last time. I don't know you but I think of you all, as my Marines. My heart will be heavy for a very long time. You have left a void I'm not sure can be filled. We will remember you as one of integrity and commitment. But, most of all, we will remember how proudly you stood because you were a Marine; our Marine.

To family and friends of Lima Company. I can't begin to understand the depth of pain or your sense of loss. I can only hope you will accept my deepest gratitude for the supreme sacrifice you the family and friends of Lima Company have made. I hold each of you in my heart and foremost in my thoughts and prayers. God bless each of you and hold you in His care, as yu make this most difficult and long journey.
A Marine Mom
August 06, 2005
I am very saddened by the the news that Auggie has passed away in Iraq.
I am so sorry to Auggie's family that this has happened but always remember that he was the nicest person that you could ever have the privilege of meeting.
I worked with Auggie as a valet here in Columbus and I will always remember the nights that we worked until two or three in the morning and just talked about everything under the sun just to keep us awake. LOL (grin), I always remember that Auggie would wear his military boots to valet in and we were running on concrete all day. Also Auggie taught me about the college life and I always felt safe working really late with him.
Auggie has touched my life in so many ways and we have lost one of the good one's.
August 06, 2005
I never knew Edward but drill at the same reserve center as Lima Co. As a former Marine, I am thankful for his sacrifice in the name of freedom. All the Marines of Lima Company will never be forgottn by me.

Semper Fi.
August 06, 2005
When I heard the news of what happened I was so shocked. I worked with Augie at deluxe.Not only was he a coworker he was a friend. I will miss him everyday forever. My heart breaks for your family.I will always remember the nights out with him and Brian after work and the party we had when he left. He was the best. He will never be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to your family and Brian.
August 06, 2005
For 20 Ohio Marines

Did you feel the wave of sympathy
surging across the Pennsylvania line
and out to you,
the families left behind?

We know.
For we saw your boys
here among ours,
at High School proms
in cars, in shopping malls,
in churches, at picnics
and on the curb
at parades on July 4th
watching veterans
of other wars,
saluting them with gratitude.

We saw them at gates
leaving wives and families,
and forlorn young girls--
turning to leave
with head held high,
looking back one last time.
We know them.
For yours are ours.
August 06, 2005
My heart goes out to all the families of these great fallen marines. There is no greater sacrifice than to lay down one's life for his country. May they all rest in peace. God Bless our Country and God Bless the Marines.

Semper Fi

Jo-Ann Coke Harvill
Knoxville, TN
August 06, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss.
August 06, 2005
Words can't possibly express our thoughts at this time, but know that you are so strongly loved across the country, by millions. We all want to send you the biggest hug! Generations to come, all around the world, will never forget the sacrifices your son & all members of his family have endured. God Bless You!
August 06, 2005
Dear Rosemary, Paul, and Amanda,
The news of Augie's death in Iraq was devastating and brings a piercing pain to those of us who remember him. That sorrow is further heightened by the news that he only had 6 more weeks left to serve, and further intensifies the anger at this war.
My deepest sympathies to you all and the rest of your family. Our hearts break with you and we are crying along with you.
It is sad to hear that Augie joined in order to find "purpose", as I believe he lead such a purposeful life.
My daughter Akili attended school w/ him. I watched him grow up. I remember him as a cute, funny, sweet, kind boy and young man, the kind you wouldn't mind your daughter bringing home. Augie was one of those kids whose spirit really touched my heart. Because I believe in the concept that it takes a village..., but more because he always struck a chord w/ me as a special kid, I always made sure to "track" him, so to speak. He stood out among the many of my daughter's classmates, and I immediately called her when I saw months ago that he had joined the Marines. When my daughter got the phone call that he was among the 14 killed, I was w/ her & knew before she told me what had happened...we cried for him and for you.
One of my vivid memories was of him dressed up in a Swiss Alps type costume, imitating Urkel. He was not afraid to act goofy to make someone laugh, always seemed ready to help, and had a great attitude towards others. He was a "hit" in the fashion show Akili's Dad sponsored, and carried himself w/ class. He wasn't afraid to do things other kids might think were "corny" or uncool. I just loved him.
My perceptions of him were further confirmed at the memorial gathering last night at Morrow Church. The fact that so many showed up on such short notice (we found out 1/2 hour before the service), speaks volumes of the love and respect that he engendered in others. To hear the accolades and love that poured forth from so many there, gave proof that he had lived a purposeful life. While emotionally wrenching, at the same time it was uplifting to know that such a good young man had touched so many lives.
We are humbled by his sacrifice, in a war that is so conflicted. But he gave unselfishly in his belief that this was the right thing to do.
For that, we are proud and grateful.
While it breaks my heart to understand what pain you must feel,
we share your pain, and send our heartfelt sympathy, love, & prayers as we remember a very special young man who had more purpose than he knew.
Mary Anne Lynn
August 05, 2005
Your loss will be felt by many. Thank you for your sacrifice.
August 05, 2005
Dear Rosemary,Paul, and Mandy - Everyone in Maplewood and South Orange is mourning the death of your wonderful son Augie. I'm at a loss for words. May God give you strength.
August 05, 2005
Rosemary, Paul & Amanda,

Though I never knew you folks I've heard lots of nice things about you and your son, being that I live in your old hometown. Augie sounds like a really great kid and I'm so sorry you've lost him. I can only imagine the pain you must feel, as I have three young boys myself and can't even begin to fathom how horrible it would be to lose them. Also, my sincerest thanks to your boy for putting his life on the line for all the rest of us back home. What a hero.

My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope the fact that so many folks here in Maplewood/South Orange remember Augie so fondly brings you some comfort in the weeks to come.
August 05, 2005
Paul and Rosemary:

You must be so proud of how much love and compassion Augie gave and inspired during his brief life. At yesterday's rememberance service, speaker after speaker spoke of Augie's love, compassion, caring, and use of humor to bring people closer together. His pride in being able to save a life through CPR and his dedication to friends, family and community featured greatly in the testiment given by speaker after speaker.

He will surely be missed by a great many of us here in Maplewood and South Orange.

On behalf of Bernie, Joe and myself I want to extend my deepest conolences to you both.
August 05, 2005
Paul, Rosemary and Amanda,

It's very sad to hear this news. Please know that you are in our thoughts every day.

Dave Ross and Yi Lu
August 05, 2005
Thank You for the bravery and the love for your country.God Bless.
August 05, 2005
I did not know your son but you have my deepest sympathy on the death of your precious son. From what I have read he was doing the thing he wanted to make this world a better place to live in. May God Bless & strengthen hie family at this terrible time.
August 05, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. While some do not support what is going on over there,that doen't mean that they don't support the young men and women fighting for those who can't. You have my deepest condolences, Your son was and will always be MY HERO.
August 05, 2005
To the Family of Lance Cpl. Schroeder,

You have my blessings today and everyday henceforth. It is not my hope to compound your grief with my own, only know that I, too, have been down this road and my family and I are praying for you. Our loved ones are heroes who will forever be remembered for their courage and wisdom. Be assured that their presence is permanent. May he guide you in the difficulties and sorrow you now face.

God Bless,
Dante Zappala
Brother of Sgt. Sherwood Baker KIA 4/26/04; Baghdad, Iraq
August 05, 2005
Rosemary, Paul and Amanda,

Augie was like a part of our family for so many years. As his Cub Scout Den Mother I really enjoyed having him around -- and he was such a wonderful friend to my son, Jonathan.

As you probably know, Jonathan is also a Marine Reservist and was in Iraq in 2003. Jon had been asked last month at his Marine Reserve meeting to volunteer to joint Augie's unit in Iraq. He seriously considered it, but Jon had already started summer school classes at NJIT and decided against going. He wanted to be with Augie as a Marine (remembering all the great times they had at Glen Gray), and help share the burden. Again, Jonathan will be asked this weekend to volunteer for that unit, this time as Augie's replacement. I have begged him not to go back to Iraq. I don't know what his decision will be.

Augie will always be in our hearts,


Ann Berlinrut
August 05, 2005
Dear Family of Lance Cpl. Edward 'Augie' Schroeder,

I received a telephone call on Wednesday evening from my girlfriend Ann Berlinrut, of Maplewood, NJ. I could barely recognize her voice through the sobbing. She told me of Augie's death, as she lovingly referred to your son. Ann loved your son so much and was hurting so badly. Ann's son, Jonathan Kahn, and Augie were friends; and Ann felt such pain for your loss and theirs.
Please take some comfort in knowing that your son was loved by so many; as I've read in this guest book. He will always be remembered as one of the 'good guys.' I wish I had the privilege of knowing your wonderful son. Know that so many people care and are praying for you. My deepest sympathy.

Susan Levin, Las Vegas, NV
August 05, 2005
God Bless you and yours, Edward.
August 05, 2005
Paul, Rosemary & Family,
Though words may be meaningless right now, may you find some comfort in the concern that surrounds you from so many who deeply care.
Only those who have known such a tragedy can truly understand. May you keep your faith during these hard and troubling times. I do not know what it feels like to loose a child, but please understand that I am feeling your loss also,such a void in our lives.
With Heartfelt Sympathy,
Donna Cartwright & Family
August 05, 2005
Paul, Rosemary & Mandy,

I care.

It was a blessing to know Auggie and have him in my life.
August 05, 2005
I don't know the Schroeders, nor do I live near Cleveland, but after reading the article today, my heart broke and I feel for that family.

The Schroeders, and the entire battalion of Ohio soldiers and Marines affected, are in our prayers in southern Ohio.

God bless you guys.
August 05, 2005
Dear Mr. Schroeder/Mrs. Palmer/Amanda,
I'm not sure if you remember who I am. I'm Mike Padilla, I was your son's best friend pretty much throughout the latter years of high school. While the family was relocating to Ohio, he left his computer at my house where we gamed for hours and had lots of fun times. I was shocked when I heard what had happened. To this minute, I still don't believe he's gone... It's really hard. But I know he had wanted to go to the Marines for as long as I've known him. Augie was my fellow game geek, party buddy. Everyone who knew him remembers him as a great kid, never got into any trouble. My family loved him. My sympathies go out to you and your entire family. He will surely be remembered throughout my life as one of the few good-hearted, genuine people I will ever know. My heart is with you. Augie... you were one in a million, good friend.
August 04, 2005
I'm so sorry for your family's lost. My God hold each family member in his arms and carry each of you until you can walk on your own. Just like the foot prints in the sand.
August 04, 2005
To Augie's beloved parents,
It was a pleasure to have become friends with your son through High School. He always brought a smile to my face, and helped his friends find something to laugh about. He was one of the most genuinely selfless and compassionate indeviduals I have ever had the pleasure of meeting, and he will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 04, 2005
I read the story in the Plain Dealer about your son, I am sorry to hear about your loss. Just wanted to offer my condolences, your son was a brave and courageous person.
August 04, 2005
I miss you already, cousin. It seems like just a few days ago that we were 7 and at a clambake at your grandparents' house. I always looked forward to the bakes because I knew you'd be there. Those are some of the best memories I have of my childhood.
You know your friends and family are all proud of you. It is Marines, men like you who make it good to be an American.
Love and miss you always. We'll never forget...
August 04, 2005
I think the statement you made was very brave.

I'm sorry for your loss. I hope your words and actions can make a difference.
August 04, 2005
Mr. Mrs. Schroeder, Words can't describe the amount of sorrow I am feeling for the loss of Auggie. I lived with him my last year in the Fraternity. I know that mere words alone can not begin to take away the hurt that your feeling, Auggie made the Ultimate sacrifice for our great Country and I am extremely proud of my friend Auggie for being who he was. I also want to thank you for raising such a good person. May God bless Auggie and may he rest in peace
SGT. Brian Motsinger
August 04, 2005
Paul, Rosemary and Amanda,

Just came from the memorial service at Morrow and you would have been so proud of all the fond memories your son engendered.
He was a very special young man and all of us in South Orange and Maplewood mourn with you.

August 04, 2005
Yur son did the best by sacrificing his life for other to have their freedom. I really admire that. May god be with each and everyone of yu this difficult moment of yur lives.
August 04, 2005
I grew up in Brook Park, when I saw the headlines this morning I cried. I am so sorry for your loss.
August 04, 2005
First of all I would like to express my deepest condolences to all friends and families of our fallen heroes. My heart and prayers are with all of you.

In the article written on "Auggie" Schroeder it said that he was always a part of a pack and a team. One group that wasn't mentioned was that he has left behind a large family in the form of Phi Kappa Theta Fraternity at Ohio State University. Auggie was one of the coolest level-headed people I knew. He was legendary in our house for "Hanging Out" No matter what time of day it was there was a chance that Auggie could be in your room sitting on your couch to say hi. He just loved being around his friends and fellow brothers.

Before he joined the Marines, a going away party was thrown in his honor. The last time I met with him he was wearing a gray Marines shirt. He said that's what he wanted to do and I totally respected him for that.

On behalf of all of the brothers of Phi Kappa Theta I would like to express the deepest of sympathies to Mr. and Mrs. Palmer. He will be eternally in our hearts.

Adam A Strait
August 04, 2005
Your son was a brave person. God bless him and all the others who do this country the honor of wearing the uniform. May he rest in peace. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
August 04, 2005
Words cannot express how deeply sorry I am to the families left behind in this time of tragedy. All I can do is thank you and your son for making the ultimate sacrifice, from the bottom of my heart.
August 04, 2005
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank You for your sacrifice. -From a concerned mother in New Hampshire.
August 04, 2005
To the family my thoughts and prayers are with you.
August 04, 2005
Dear friends & family of LCPL Schroeder,
A few days ago I had the pleasure of sitting down with Lima's 3rd plt, 1st squad and labeling pictures they had given me on a CD for our cruise book. We all had such a great time going through their photos. The Marines enjoyed telling me stories of their exploits, laughing here and there as the different photos came up. I came away happy, having had a great time.

Then this happens. I am so sorry, from the bottom of my heart, for your loss. LCPL Schroeder was a great Marine. He lived a hero's life and died a heroic death. I am thankful for the time we were able to spend together. May the Lord bless you and hold you close in his loving arms during these times.
August 04, 2005
Dear Paul - Our minister once said that when you don't know what to say to a person, just say "I care." And I do. I don't even know if you remember me; maybe you'll remember the clambakes we had every summer: the Irvins, Kopes, Wilkers, Schroeders and Herbkersmans. My heartfelt sympathy and prayers are with you and your family. Your son is a hero.
August 04, 2005
Dear Mr. and Mrs. Palmer,

I wanted to give you my condolences, I recently found out about the lost of your son. As I'm sure i don't even need to say, to hear this was terrrible news. I knew him through Boy Scouts and worked with him at Camp Glen Gray. In that time I was able to know that Auggie was a great man, he was someone who was driven, he was someone to make you laugh and most of all someone to have as a friend. It is a great loss, and I'm sorry.
Karl J. "Spike" Schneider
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