Greenwood native carries memory, legacy of military sibling

This summer, when a Greenwood native achieves one of the greatest goals of his military career, he will be carrying his brother’s rank patches and dog tags in his pocket.

Since his younger brother died in 2011, Lt. Col. Todd Schmidt has carried those patches and tags every day. His brother, Trent Schmidt, taught him how to be a better officer, by getting to know the soldiers serving under him.

This July, Todd Schmidt, 42, will become battalion commander of more than 600 soldiers at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

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