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Honor Mission
Delbert H. Schmidt, Veteran
USA – Korea
Kiel, Wisconsin – 07-27-18


Delbert H. Schmidt, 87, of New Holstein, WI, passed away peacefully on July 20, 2018. Delbert was born in Charlestown to the late Martin and Leona Schmidt on December 13, 1930. Delbert enlisted in the U.S. Army and served his country during the Korean War, fighting with the 40th Infantry Division and was one of the few brave survivors of the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge. He earned a Korean Service Medal, two Bronze Campaign Stars, a United Nations Service Medal, and one Over-Seas Bar. Delbert was honorably discharged from the service on July 17, 1953.

Staging Time: 3:00 p.m.

Trinity Lutheran Church & School
387 Cemetery Rd
Kiel, Wisconsin

Ride Captain:

Larry Cavanaugh

Special Instructions:

Visitation 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Service 6:00 p.m.
Flags & Water:
Flags will be provided
Large Bike Flags will NOT be needed.
Water WILL NOT be provided, please bring your own.

Submitted By: John Curran
Position: Wisconsin State Captain

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July 27, 2018
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  1. A hero has fallen. It is time for us to mourn their passing, secure in the
    knowledge that their service and sacrifice shall not be forgotten. We mourn
    with their family and friends, knowing that they will find peace in the arms
    of the Lord.
    Hero, your watch is done, you can stand down now. We now have the watch.

    POW-MIA’s you are not forgotten.

    “Hotwheel,” Cisco, Texas

    In memory of :
    SGT. Ralph D. Woods Jr. USA Korea
    Crew Chief Eddy J. Pearman USAAC/USAF Korea
    Radio Operator Duane Duncan USMC Vietnam

  2. I extend my most heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Delbert H. Schmidt, US Army Korean War Veteran. During this most difficult time, I pray you peace. I will forever be grateful for his service, sacrifice, and dedication to our country. Rest easy now, Sir…those you have left behind to carry on without you have the watch.

  3. I had the honor to be the RC for this decorated Korean Veteran of Kiel, Wi. who was one of the survivors of Heartbreak Ridge, the grueling battle in North Korea that stretched over a two month period. His brother who is a PGR member invited us to his older brothers memorial service and he has participated in numerous missions with us. I have a vintage 5’x9′ 48 star flag and knowing he fought under that flag, I asked the family if it’d be appropriate, and by all means they replied, yes then I, with help from two of grandchildren, posted the colors up on the large flagpole @ the church site. The late evening breeze made it wave like it was always meant to be. It was loved by all in attendance at his service. We ha
    I had honor of being the Ride Captain for Eugene Dibbles a Marine Corps Veteran We had six PGR members in attendance, the day began w/ rain, though by the time of service the sun appeared. All the activities were held outside under the Funeral Home canopy. This was a private service with family and close friends, no visitation, no minister, so today, I was the only one that spoke at our plaque presentation. I/we perplexed as Tthere was no urn on the table with other momentos mementos , so after, I asked a family member, Why? It was built into the back of the flag case. The family seemed was overjoyed that we were in attendance and they implored us to their luncheon, of which we did partake. I always leave thinking, ‘I’m so honored to be of service to these families on the worst days of their lives’.d four members in attendance, and three PGR members retired the vintage flag, even folding it correctly, just like in grade school. After the Memorial service and Military Rites, we then had lunch with the family.
    Larry Cavanaugh US Army, 1965- 67 Vietnam Veteran

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