Matthew Schwartz's name added to plaque of honor

 (Courtesy: F.E. Warren AFB)
(Courtesy: F.E. Warren AFB) (KGWN)
Published: Mar. 5, 2018 at 12:22 PM CST
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This weekend, the 90th Mission Support Group unveiled a new name to a memorial plaque at F.E. Warren Air Force Base.

Technical Sergeant Matthew Schwartz's name was added to local personnel who died during Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

TSgt. Schwartz was an explosive ordnance disposal technician stationed at Warren AFB. In January of 2012, while serving in Afghanistan, he entered hostile territory where he located and neutralized two IED's. However TSgt. Schwartz was killed soon afterwards by another explosive device.

Trained to detect, disarm, detonate and dispose of explosive threats all over the world, EOD specialists bravely serve as the Air Force’s bomb squad. Assigned to some of the most dangerous missions, they perform tactically harrowing and technically demanding tasks in diverse environments worldwide.