Andrew James Schmitz, KIA
USN – WWII
Richmond, Virginia – 03-06-20
ABOUT THE MISSION:
Andrew James Schmitz was born on November 25, 1919. According to records, Virginia was his home or enlistment state and Henrico County included within the archival record. He had enlisted in the Navy in 1933 at 18 years old. He was serving prior to World War II. He had obtained the rank of Fireman First Class. Served aboard the USS Oklahoma and was declared dead on December 7, 1941. Recorded circumstances attributed to: “Missing in action or lost at sea”. Incident location: Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. His awards; Purple Heart; Combat Action Ribbon; World War II Victory Medal; American Campaign Medal; Navy Presidential Unit Citation; Navy Good Conduct Medal; Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal; and Navy Expeditionary Medal. Andrew James Schmitz was buried or memorialized at Tablets of the Missing at Honolulu Memorial, Honolulu, Hawaii. This is an American Battle Monuments Commission location. Through DNA his remains have been identified and after 79 years, he is finally coming home to his loved ones that are still remaining.
PRIMARY STAGING DETAILS: 03-06-20
Staging: 9:45 AM
3801 Augusta Ave
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Make sure your large bike flags are capable of withstanding highway speeds.
Flags & Water:
Flags will not be provided
If you have large bike flags, please bring them.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.
STAGING #2 DETAILS: 03-06-20
Staging: 11:00 AM
Amelia, (admin office parking lot)
10300 Pridesville Rd
Amelia, Virginia 23002
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water will be provided.
Submitted By: Jim McGinley
Position: Virginia Assistant State Captain
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