LCPL Benjamin Schmidt was killed in Afghanistan last year by friendly fire.  Before he joined the Marines, he was studying at Texas Christian University.  After his Marine service, he had planned to return to TCU to study history.  He enjoyed TCU so much that he designated TCU to receive one-half of his $200,000 life insurance

LCPL Benjamin Whetstone Schmidt was killed in Afghanistan.  he apparently suffered a gunshot wound.  LCPL Schmidt was a sniper for the Marines.  He was the son of Dr. David Schmidt, team physician for the San Antonio Spurs.  He was also the son of Becky Whetstone, former advice columnist for the San Antonio Express News.  Ms. Whetstone