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Technical Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz, Explosive Ordnance Disposal, killed in Afghanistan

Traverse City Record Eagle

TRAVERSE CITY — A former Traverse City resident died in combat in Afghanistan during his sixth tour of duty, family members said.

Technical Sgt. Matthew S. Schwartz, 34, a 1996 graduate of Traverse City Central High School, died Wednesday after a bomb blast, said his grandmother, Pat Bristol.

Schwartz was a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Air Force, had been based in Cheyenne, Wyo., and served as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist in Afghanistan.

He also served in the war in Iraq.

He had a wife, Jenny, also formerly of Traverse City, and three young daughters, Bristol said.

January 6, 2012 - Posted by | Afghanistan, Explosive Ordnance Disposal | , , , , , ,

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