ANTHONY M SCHMUTZ - LCPL
- DATE OF BIRTH:
- April 28, 1943
- DATE OF CASUALTY:
- July 04, 1967
- BRANCH OF SERVICE:
- South Vietnam
Anthony Michael Schmutz was born on April 28, 1943, to John and Anna Schmutz. His home of record is Camden, NJ. He had three sisters and two brothers. He attended Washington Elementary School, Veterans Memorial Junior High School and Woodrow Wilson High School for the 9th and 10th grade. He then transferred to Camden County Vocational High School. His family and friends called him "Tony". Tony liked swimming and most sports, especially baseball.
Schmutz enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1960. Upon completion of his four years of service, Anthony returned to Camden where he worked several jobs before re-enlisting in the Marine Corps in 1966. He attained the rank of Lance Corporal (LCPL).
On July 4, 1967, Schmutz's mortar base in the province of Quang Nam in South Vietnam came under attack by the NVA. As a result, Schmutz received multiple fragmentation wounds and later died as a result of those wounds. He is buried at Arlington Cemetery, Cherry Hill, NJ.
Schmutz was awarded a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal and Vietnam Service Medal.
Sources: Joseph Schmutz (brother) and NJVVMF.
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