“Not fair.” That's how the former Loyal High School principal describes the death of 22-year-old Josh Schmitz. The 2003 graduate of Loyal High School was killed in Iraq. Dave Oldenberg coached Schmitz on the football team, taught him in the classroom, and also served as the school's principal. “Anybody would be proud to have Josh to be their son,” Oldenberg told WCCN . “Everybody thought the world of Josh,” Oldenberg said, adding that Schmitz was the “most sincere kid that I've ever met.”
Schmitz's death in Iraq on Tuesday came on the two year anniversary of the death in Iraq of another Loyal native, Staff Sergeant Todd Olson.
(from Paul Knoff, WCCN)