Carteret To Honor Late Soldier

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CARTERET — Sgt. 1st Class Scott Strohmeier, who passed away as a result of natural causes on Friday, April 22, will be laid to rest tomorrow with a service in Carteret. Flags at the borough municipal buildings will be flown at half-staff, per an executive order by Mayor Daniel Reiman.

A Carteret resident, Strohmeier joined the U.S. Army in 1995. He was deployed with the 82nd Airborne Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from February 2003 to February 2004, and again from January 2007 until March 2008. He also deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Unified Response from January to March 2010.

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Strohmeier received the Bronze Star Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Army Commendation Medal with two oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with five oak leaf clusters, the Army of the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal and various other service decorations.

Viewings will be held today at Chubenko Funeral Home, 625 Port Reading Avenue in Port Reading from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral service with full military honors will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 30, at the funeral home, followed by an 11 a.m. Mass at St. Joseph’s R.C. Church in Carteret.


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