John Schmiedebusch

Vietnam War Veteran - U.S. Army

Today we grieve with the family of the loss of our dear friend:

JS.jpgWe Shall forever cherish the memory of John Schmiedebusch, one of the first board members of the Allen County Veterans Memorial Foundation and one of those who inspired me to pursue the Allen County War Memorial.

They are not gone until they are forgotten....

Because of John's early involvement with and continued JohnS At the Wall 50support both in his efforts and financially to construct the Allen County War Memorial, and relentless efforts to honor and remember all those who lost their lives in service to our country, John will be memorialized at the memorial site. Details about what we will do will be worked out with the family.

Although the Memorial Site is to memorialize those who lost their lives in service to our country, John was an inspiration to us in our efforts, one of the first 3 board members and an early supporter so it is only fitting that we find a way at the site to memorialize his many years of dedication to be a voice for those who were left behind.

We took this photo of John right after he was diagnosed with cancer at St. Marys, Ohio. (Note his furry companion "Walker" always by him - on the lower right)

That contagious smile of his would calm the most stressed out person.We love John and will carry him in our hearts for the remainder of our lives and his legacy will continue thanks to those who are picking up his mantle to continue their work with the

"Chained Eagles of Ohio"