Marine from Missouri among those killed in Afghanistan
August 27, 2021
WENTZVILLE, Mo. (AP) — One of the 13 U.S. service members killed in a suicide bombing at the Kabul airport in Afghanistan was a Marine who grew up in the St. Louis area.
KMOX Radio reports that 20-year-old Lance Corporal Jared Schmitz of Wentzville, Missouri, was among those killed Thursday. His father, Mark Schmitz, said Marines came to his home at 2:40 a.m. Friday to confirm his son's death.
Jared Schmitz was among a group of Marines sent back to Afghanistan to assist with evacuation efforts, his father said.
"His life meant so much more. I'm so incredibly devastated that I won't be abl...