Michael Schafer
(1979-2005)
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1979
Born in Illinois on August 16, 1979.
 
1996

Car accident, August 1996. 

 
1998
Graduated from Springstead High School - June 10, 1998.
 
1999
Enlisted in the Army.
 
2000
Marries Danielle Day on December 30th.
 
2001
Deployed to Kosovo on "peace keeping" mission.
 
2003
On March 26, 2003, he joined the wave of troops that helped launch Operation Iraqi Freedom.  The 173rd Airborne Brigade became the only line Airborne Brigade to perform a combat jump when it Parachuted 1000 paratroopers into Northern Iraq to open the Northern front.  Mike and his fellow soldiers jumped at night by parachute into northern Iraq and he remained in the desert for nearly a year afterward.
 
 
2005
Passed away on July 25, 2005 at the age of 25.
 
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