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From: Waterford, MI. USA
Registered: Jul 2007

posted 12-05-2008 08:32 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for BMacKinnon   Click Here to Email BMacKinnon     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I recently have come across several photographs of Joe Schmitt and I was curious to see if anyone knows how he is doing these days. I know he attended a book release in 2006 for "Unsung Heroes." I believe that he is still in the Houston area. Any update would be greatly appreciated.

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From: Staten Island, NY
Registered: Jun 2007

posted 12-05-2008 12:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Lou Chinal   Click Here to Email Lou Chinal     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I just spoke to him (12/5/08). Says he feels fine.

He's 92 years young and still has all of his marbles (as a matter of fact I think he has some of mine also). He loves to talk space and I'm sure the stories he has you won't hear anywhere else.


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From: Ajax, Ontario, Canada
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posted 05-28-2010 01:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for alanh_7   Click Here to Email alanh_7     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Could anyone advise how Joe Schmitt is doing?

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posted 02-25-2011 12:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for sibby   Click Here to Email sibby     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I would like to update this post to let you know that Joe Schmitt is doing fantastic. I spoke with him in person this weekend and he can still tell some great stories. He lost his beautiful wife Libby a few years ago and understandibly gets lonely from time to time, but he does his best to keep busy. I have really enjoyed reading the book, "The Unbroken Chain" and discussing the book with him along the way. In every story discussed in the book, he has been able to add to each story with his own perspective and I have really enjoyed it. He has lived an exciting life and continuous to be a great guy.


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From: Smithfield, Me, USA
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posted 02-25-2011 07:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for MCroft04   Click Here to Email MCroft04     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Don't forget about the book "Apollo Moon Missions: the Unsung Heroes" by Billy Watkins, a wonderful book. Joe is showcased in chapter 9, and I have a copy signed by Joe. I agree; great guy!


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From: New Jersey, USA
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posted 03-26-2011 09:19 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fezman92   Click Here to Email Fezman92     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
That's nice to hear that someone his age is still active.

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