Michael James Schmitz (1938 - 2003)

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Eagle Point National Cemetery
Section 22 Site 161,
2763 Riley Road, Eagle Point, Or

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Gold Hill, Jackson County, Oregon

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Branch of service: Us Air Force
Rank attained: A2C

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Carol Jan (Beavis) Johnson

Carol Jan (Beavis) Johnson

Mathias & Emma (Schmitz) Barthel, 1925

Mathias & Emma (Schmitz) Barthel, 1925

Leo and Lillian (Schmitz) Barthel, Wedding

Leo and Lillian (Schmitz) Barthel, Wedding

Arthur Schmitz & Maxine Hayes, OH

Arthur Schmitz & Maxine Hayes, OH

Edwin M. Watson, Dorothy White and Court

Edwin M. Watson, Dorothy White and Court

Peter and Emma (Roloff) Schmitz, 1903

Peter and Emma (Roloff) Schmitz, 1903

John and Mathilda (Schmitz) Tombers, 1893

John and Mathilda (Schmitz) Tombers, 1893

Henry and Magdalena (Robeck) Schmitz, 1904

Henry and Magdalena (Robeck) Schmitz, 1904

Roman and Mabel (Schmitz) Dehmer, Minnesota 1935

Roman and Mabel (Schmitz) Dehmer, Minnesota 1935

Mathias, Mathilda, & Margaretha (Senz) Schmitz, 1872 MN

Mathias, Mathilda, & Margaretha (Senz) Schmitz, 1872 MN

Mathilda (Schmitz) Tombers

Mathilda (Schmitz) Tombers

Gerald and Agnes (Schmitz) Lenz, 1932

Gerald and Agnes (Schmitz) Lenz, 1932

Emma (Roloff) Schmitz

Emma (Roloff) Schmitz

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Leo & Lillian (Schmitz) Barthel, 1924 Carol Jan (Beavis) Johnson Mathias & Emma (Schmitz) Barthel, 1925 Leo and Lillian (Schmitz) Barthel, Wedding

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1938 - In the year that Michael James Schmitz was born, on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1976 - He was 38 years old when on August 4th, a mysterious illness struck an American Legion convention in Philadelphia. Within a week, 25 people had died and 130 people had been hospitalized. It was the first known instance of what came to be called "Legionnaires Disease."

1979 - At the age of 41 years old, Michael was alive when on November 4th, Iranian militant students seized the US embassy in Teheran and held 52 American citizens and diplomats hostage for 444 days. They were released at the end of the inauguration speech of the newly elected Ronald Reagan.

1983 - When he was 45 years old, "crack" cocaine was developed in the Bahamas and spread to the United States. Previously, cocaine had been cut with other substances, diluting it. Crack was 80% pure and therefore was more addictive. It was also cheaper, making it more easily available to low income neighborhoods.

1989 - By the time he was 51 years old, on January 20th, George Herbert Walker Bush became the 41st President of the United States. Previously Ronald Regan's Vice President, he ran against Michael Dukakis and won the popular vote by 53.4% to 45.6%.

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Michael James Schmitz passed away on February 7, 2003 at age 64. There is no known cause of death for Michael. He was buried in Eagle Point National Cemetery Section 22 Site 161, Eagle Point, Or. He was born on March 12, 1938. There is no information about Michael's family. We know that Michael James Schmitz had been residing in Gold Hill, Jackson County, Oregon.

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