Army Specialist Michael Schneider |

Army Specialist Michael Schneider

Army Specialist Michael Schneider

Hometown: Washington Township.

Currently serving: 10th Mountain Division, 32nd Infantry, 1st Battlalion.

Family: Parents, George and Carol Schneider, Washington Township; three brothers, George Jr., Tim and David Schneider; and grandmother, Irene Schneider, Jefferson Township, formerly of Washington Township.

The Schneider file: A graduate of Kiski Area High School, he received a bachelor’s degree in criminology at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. He completed basic training at Fort Benning, Ga., where he received the Distinguished Honor Graduate Award and expert marksman designation. Schneider also completed airborne school. His unit, based at Fort Drum, N.Y., was deployed to Iraq in early September, where Schnieder is a gunner. He previously served in Kosovo for six months.

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