Schmunk, Jeremiah Wesley Irwin
Specialist Jeremiah W. Schmunk, 20, an Infantryman assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 161st Infantry, a part of the 81st Armored Brigade, died July 8, 2004 as a result of hostile action near Baghdad. SPC Schmunk graduated from Warden High School in Warden, Washington in May 2002 and immediately joined and began training with the Washington Army National Guard. Before deploying with his unit in March 2004, Jeremiah attended Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Washington.
SPC Schmunk, son of Wesley & Shirley (Williams) Schmunk, was born 16 August 1983 in Moses Lake, Washington. His Volga German ancestral home is the colony of Galka.
- Washington National Guard, July 2004.
- Columbia Basin Herald, July 19, 2004.