US Marine Corporal Kyle R. Schneider, died on 30th June 2011 in Helmand province, Afghanistan, while conducting combat operations.
23-year-old Cpl. Schneider, from Pheonix, NY, joined the Marines in March 2008 and served with the 2nd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment based at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. He deployed to Afghanistan in January this year and was scheduled to return home in August. It was his first tour of combat duty.
Cpl. Schneider's younger brother, Kevin, described him as "an American Hero."