27-year-old US Army Warrant Officer Joseph L. Schiro, from Coral Springs, Florida, was killed in action on 6th October 2012 from gunshot wounds during a dismounted patrol in Chak district, Wardak Province, Afghanistan.
He served with the Fort Bragg-based 1st Special Forces Battalion, 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne).
He joined the Army in June 2004. He served in Iraq in 2006 and was on his fourth Afghanistan deployment when he died.
His military awards include two Bronze Star medals, two Army Commendation medals, two Army Achievement medals and two Army Good Conduct medals. He also received the National Defense Service medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 3 Campaign Stars, the Iraq Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars, the Army Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge and the Special Forces Tab.
WO Schiro leaves his wife, Diana, and three children as well as his parents Joseph and Holly Schiro, his grandparents, Joseph and Frances Schiro, his mother-in-law, Teresa Troisi, and sister-in-law, Monica Troisi.
Also killed in the same incident was Staff Sergeant Justin C. Marquez