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David Allen Schwedler

War: Operation Iraqi Freedom and OIF 05-07
Service Dates: Sept. 2001-Feb. 2007
Branch: United States Army
Unit: HHC 54th Engineer Battalion
Service Location: 
Ft. Leonardwood, Missouri
Bamberg, Germany
Highest Rank: Sergeant
Medals/Special Service Awards: 
Purple Heart
ARCOM w/Valor
Good Conduct Medal
National Defense Service
Global War on Terror Expeditionary and Service Medals
Iraq Campaign
Army Service
Birth Year: 1981
Place of Birth: Bellflower, California


Mr. Schwedler also provided the following information about his military service:

"I joined the Army on Sept. 10th, 2001. After basic training in Fort Leonardwood, Missouri, I was stationed in Bamberg, Germany. In February 2003 I was deployed to Kuwait and subsequently crossed the border into Iraq on March 19th, 2003. On May 16th, 2003 my vehicle was struck with a rocket-propelled grenade and I was injured. I was still able to render assistance to my driver despite my own injuries and thankfully she is still alive today. In October of 2005 I was deployed for one more year in support of the Marines fighting in the western desert of Iraq. On the 5th of February 2005 I was honorably discharged from active duty and returned here to my hometown of Cerritos."

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