Corp Brian James Schoff

Corp Brian James Schoff

Michigan City, La Porte County, Indiana, USA
Death 28 Jan 2006 (aged 22)
Baghdad, Iraq
Burial Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee, USA
Plot Prayer 108 C 2
Memorial ID 13189643 · View Source
Suggest Edits

Pfc. Schoff is survived by his mother, Cathy S. Odle, and stepfather, Kenneth Odle of Manchester; and his father, Brian L. Schoff, of Michigan City, Ind.

Cathy Odle regretted she will not feel her only child's embrace again, but she does not regret how he was raised, or how he behaved or how he answered his country's call to a war that is questioned by many.

"I supported him. I'm proud of him, but I do wish they all could come home," she said.

Schoff joined the Army in 2003, a year after he graduated from high school.

In part, he joined the military to fulfill a promise to a friend who had joined the Army the previous year.

"He wasn't sure what he wanted to do with his life. He thought the military was the best job, and it was a way he could do something for his country," Mrs. Odle said.

She said her son, a hunter and outdoorsman, thrived in the rough-and-tumble world of the infantry. He was a mortar man. He completed the rigorous Air Assault School at Fort Campbell.

Odle said her son liked being in the military.

"He made a lot of friends," she said.

Schoff’s valor earned him a posthumous promotion from Pfc. to Cpl.; the Purple Heart he told friends he had always wanted; The Bronze Star Medal, and The Good Conduct Medal. Brig. Gen. Mike Cannon, on behalf of the Chief of Staff and Secretary of the Army, hand delivered Schoff’s medals and corresponding certificates to his mother, Cathy Odle, during the funeral service on Friday. Schoff’s Good Conduct Medal was granted for his "exemplary behavior, efficiency and fidelity in active federal military service" and his Bronze Star Medal for "meritorious service from Nov. 30, 2005 to Jan. 28, 2006, while assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment.


In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry


  • Created by: Jon
  • Added: 31 Jan 2006
  • Find a Grave Memorial 13189643
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Corp Brian James Schoff (27 Nov 1983–28 Jan 2006), Find a Grave Memorial no. 13189643, citing Rose Hill Memorial Gardens, Tullahoma, Coffee County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Jon (contributor 46614733) .