Sherwin Crescent Schoppe

Private First Class
United States Marine Corps
26 February 1946 - 16 May 1966
San Antonio, Texas
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Purple Heart, National Defense, Vietnam Service, Vietnam Campaign

The database page for Sherwin Crescent Schoppe

25 Dec 2001

To my best friend,
You are remembered.
Many times I have felt your presence.
We will meet again.

Your buddy, Jim Herren
8200 Bayshore Dr. #12, Treasure Island, Fl. 33706

31 Dec 2003

I remember Sherwin from Jefferson High School. Like me, he was an athlete and a year ahead of me. I remember, too, the anguish I felt when I learned he'd been killed in action. I had thought of enlisting in the Corps and this was the final factor that made my decision for me. I tried to be the best Marine I could be as I knew he made us all proud. Rest in peace Sherwin, you will always be remembered as the hero you were.

Stephen W. Amodt
Idyllwild, Ca.

17 Feb 2006

Sherwin, I will never forget you ....
You were the best friend of my childhood in Bryan, Texas.
I remember the "forts" we built,
the tunnels we dug,
the clubs we formed.
The world is a lesser place now without you.

From a childhood friend,
Joseph (Jody) Nemec
4212 Boone Lane, Sacramento, Ca 95821

17 Feb 2006

Sherwin and I grew up together in San Antonio, Texas. I went to Edison High School and Sherwin went to Jefferson High School. We both worked at HEB at the corner of Fredericksburg Road and West Avenue. After graduation, I left San Antonio to go to UT-Austin and never saw him again. I have known about his death for many years but the closest I could get to him were the inscriptions on the Vietnam Wall in DC and Texas State Fair Grounds. For years, I have tried to track down a family member via yellow pages and the USMC Marine Corps in DC. The Marine Corps would not tell me anything since I was not next-of-kin. I want to get a picture of Sherwin for a special place in my living room. I have told my family stories about Sherwin and how he died in Vietnam while I had a college draft deferment. I will always remember his all-American look, blond hair and a great smile. Does anyone have any more information on him or family member location?

From a boyhood friend,
John K. Harkins

19 Jan 2007

I am happy to inform you that I have located Sherwin Schoppe's mother. This wonderful mother of our fallen hero, Sherwin Crescent Schoppe, would like to hear from classmates, teachers, Marines and friends of her beloved son. You may contact her by mail at: Julia Schoppe, 1008 Auburn, Arlington,TX 76012 or by phone at 817-860-1624.

From a high school friend,
John K. Harkins
411 Oak Ridge Drive, McKinney, Tx 75069

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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Memorial first published on 25 Dec 2001
Last updated 08/10/2009