US Army

Major Kevin James Schrock USA Ret

April 15, 1970 ~ August 28, 2021 (age 51)

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Major. Kevin James. Schrock, 51, died at the Vera Hospital in Melbourne, FL on August 28, 2021.  From complications to the Covid-19 virus.  He is a Retired Veteran of the United States Army,  retired with full honors on November 30, 2013  place of entry into active duty was Des Plaines, Illinois 60180.  He entered into full Active Duties on June 28, 1988.   He is survived by his wife of 28 years Anna Marie Schrock.
Major. Schrock was born on April 15, 1970 in Elgin Kane County, Illinois, to Father Mr. James Lee Schrock (preceded in death 2010) and Mother Sherry J. Daniels Schrock. 

Major. Schrock attended Zion Lutheran School during his Pre-school, Elementary and Middle school years, in Merngo, IL.  Attended Huntley High Schools in Huntley, Il Graduated in 1988 Early with Full Honors,  GPA 4.0.  School Sports/Clubs/Teams; Math legend with the Jets Team, Chess Team, played guitar, was on Student Counsel. He came in to computers at a very early year and he was a computer genius (nerd). Father and Mother of Major Schrock were extremely proud of how easy computers came to him with the strong background in mathematics.
Hobbies/Sports Teams/Books: Star Trek, Doctor Who, was the shows and characters he loved. Major. Schrock was the biggest White Sox, Chicago Black Hawks, Chicago Bulls, Seattle Sea Hawks fan. If the Black hawks played, Major. Schrock had a special hockey buzzer and would need permission to have it on the table during the game. Major. Schrock was full of life so much amazing energy. He would order the Hockey game package just so he could keep track of the other hockey teams. Major. Schrock was strong in politics. He could talk all day, but one of the best parts about politics and talking with him. He would do his homework, it would get researched, fact checked so he had the fact to talk.
Major Schrock joined the United States Army for the education with free schooling in 1988 and was assigned to the HSC 52ND Engineering Battalion HQ FORSCOM  base camp in Fort Carson, CO 80913. After graduating from special training in 1989, he was deployed. Major. Schrock came home after that first tour and told his dad that it was no longer about the free schooling. He saw emptiness, no future in the eyes of the children                                         

 Major. Schrock primary Specialty at that time of entry was Material Control & Accounting Specialist completed three years and eight months.
During the years from 1992-1994, Major Schrock received Army service ribbon/Army Lapel Button, National Defense Service Medal, Driver’s Badge, Army
Good Conduct Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal w/3rd Bronze Service Star, Kuwait Liberation Medal, Sharpshooter Badge, Rifle M16 & Hand Grenade, & Army Commendation medal.

Service in Bosnia 1998, Service in Iraq 2003, Service in Iraq 2004, received the National Defense Service Medal9was 2nd award) Armed Forced Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service award Medal, Armed Forces service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, KU-LIB_MDL (Saudi Arabia) (Kuwait Liberation Medal, Kuwait Combat Action Badge Parachutist Badge, Air Assault Badge, Drivers and Mechanic Badge with Driver Wheeled Vehicle(S) Clasp, and 1999 USAF Airlift Planner. Major Schrock. Received the Bronze Star Medal (@nd Award), Meritorious. During the years of Service  2013  Major. Schrock would retire with the 12A 4M 52 E, General 16 years four months/ 51A System Development six years eleven months. His military educations was full Airborne, 2001, CMDRS Safety CRS, 2005, Combat engineer Arms Service Staff SCH, 2001, Engineering Off Advanced 200, Engineering off Basic, 1997 ILE Com Core resident, 2006, ILE Qual Resident, 2009, Inter Contract inf, 2006, Maintenance Officer, 1999, maneuver control CRS, 2003 Unite MV Officer Dep Plan,  He was presented a US Flag retired list grade Cpt Service in a designated imminent danger area. Major. Schrock did three Foreign Services, Total prior Inactive services, four total Active services and total of sixteen Active Service in total. Major Schrock service  overseas in Germany.  Fort Carson, Colorado  United States Army, Engineering
Champaign, Illinois SPC. Schrock A/2-502d 224 TAG 86th US Army Reserve Command Solider of the Year 1994 Giessen, Germany 1LT Schrock July 9\- January 1999 NCO’S and Men of Bravo Company. 16th Engineers   Old Ironsides, 
Bosnia. Fort Lewis, Washington Striker Brigade Detroit Arsenal, Michigan, Fort Knox, Kentucky Retired 2013 He was discharged with full honors in 2013 and served with Integrated Construction Management, INC
He stated in 2014  up to current date of his passing on April 28, 2021 and was a Senior Project Coordinator.  He was married to his beautiful wife from Colorado Springs, CO AnnaMarie R. (Dork) Schrock on November 4-1991, Current Present of 2021.  They currently live in Melbourne, FL         

He is survived by his Mother Sherry Daniels Schrock of Chicago, Illinois Wife AnnaMarie Schrock, His children, Son Johnathan David. Schrock (22), Daughter Kira Ann Schrock (18); his sister Karen Schrock-Klich, husband Henry their kids Kyle & Kayla Schrock of Lake In the Hills, Illinois. 

Brother In-laws of Major. Schrock are as followed Pablo “Paul” Guzman, (preceded in death November 29, 2020), Robert Media of Golden, CO, Jody Benavidez & Christopher Riggs of Arvada, CO.

Sister In-laws of Major. Schrock are as followed Kris Guzman, Leslie Guzman-Benavidez, Elizabeth (Dork) Riggs and Jennifer Guzman from the State of Colorado. Nephew & Niece of In-laws of Major. Schrock are as followed Isiah Benavidez, Alec Riggs, Megean (Riggs) & Ian Mayfield & Zachery Riggs.           
But I trust in you, O LORD; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.
Psalm 31:14-16


Letter home from Kevin
December 21, 2004
Kevin: " We had just finished a patrol and were heading to the mess tent for lunch. I saw my commanding officer and gave my report to him. I turned to head towards the mess tent, I was approximately 100 yards from the tent when the explosion occurred. I dropped to the ground and waited for a second explosion. Then I ran to the tent to help. I came across two of my best friends which were mortally injured. I held the first in my arms as I felt him slip away. I reached over and grabbed the other and told him to stay with me as he slowly succumbed to his injuries. My immediate thoughts were why as I felt the hurt and the pain inside grow. I looked around and saw other men being cared for and quickly realized had I been 5 minutes earlier, I may be among the fallen as well. 13 of my brothers had fallen."
May/June 2005"While on IED patrol with my men, we encountered an explosion from an IED. Moments later as the dust cleared, I checked myself for injuries and quickly  noticed my friend next to me with a mortal injury to his head. I reached out and put my hand on him as another soldier moaned in pain. I quickly got up and assisted him until the medics arrived. After this, I collapsed and immediately thought to myself why not me. I got up and told the medic that I needed the piece of shrapnel from the deceased. He asked me why. I told him that I need it to make sense of why I didn't get hurt. Why I didn't die"

Certificate of Recognition In recognition of your service during the Cold War (2 September 1945 through 2060 26 December 1991) in promoting peace and stability for this Nation, the people of this Nation are forever grateful. Certificate of Training 40 hours of the ULLS System Support Course September 30 - October 4 1991 Army Achievement Medal August 17- 1994. Certificate of Training Completed LOG 215, Maintenance Supervisor Course Class #17099August 27-1999. UMO 151, Unit Movement Officer Course Class #04000 80 hours, November 29 thru December 10-1900
1LT K. Schrock Completed Air Mobility Command Affiliation Course Phase Two Airlift Loaf Planners Course, PDS Code 9N1, 40 hours 623D Air Mobility Control Flight, Ramstein Air Base, Germany December 22-1999. 1LT K. Schrock completed Air Mobility Command Phase One Equipment Preparation Course 623D Air Mobility Control Flight, Ramstein Air Base, Germany December 14, 1999. 1LT K. Schrock16th Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Division June 25-1997 To June 22-2000.
The Bronze Star Captain. K. Schrock HHC, 14th Combat Engineer Battalion, 4th Infantry Division Exceptional Merit achievement while assigned as a petunia Battalion assistant operations officer and battle captain during operation Iraqi Freedom Captain truck. I'll track down judgment and diverse Nest where is Central to the unit successful engineering mission to defeat the Iraq regime and to rebuild the infrastructure of Iraq. His actions are in keeping with the highest traditions of military services and reflect distance credit on him, the 4th Infantry with the highest tradition of military service and related distant credit on him 4th in free Division and the United States Army April 12-2003 to June 16-2003. Certificate of Appreciation Awarded to Captain. K Schrock for exceptional support provided to the 133d Engineering Combat Battalion (heavy) while deployed in support of Operation Iraq freedom II.
After his retirement he worked for  Integrated Construction Management, INC. He started here in 2014 and was a Senior Project Coordinator.

He will be laid to rest at Arlington National Cemetery to be announced at a later date.

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