Memorial account set up for family of slain soldier | NevadaAppeal.com

Memorial account set up for family of slain soldier

Terri Harber
Appeal Staff Writer

A memorial account has been set up for relatives of U.S. Army Sgt. Anthony Schober, who died in Iraq during an ambush on his unit May 12 south of Baghdad.

A private funeral for Anthony is scheduled Thursday in Santa Rosa, Calif. Anthony and his mother had lived in Northern California previously, and both sets of Anthony’s grandparents still reside in the region.

Schober’s adopted father and stepmother, Edward and Virginia, work at the Wal-Mart in North Carson City. Coworkers have been collecting money to help them pay for a trip there.

“The last thing they need to worry about is money for a motel room or meals,” said Scott Yoder, store manager.

A memorial account also has been set up at the Greater Nevada Credit Union in Edward’s name, according to Yoder.

The account number is 874152. Make out checks to the credit union and also write that number on the memo line.

Edward said last week he planned to create some sort of memorial to Anthony, 23, who he adopted at age 5 after marrying Anthony’s mother, Roberta. She and Anthony’s two sisters, Rebecca and Jessica, also live in Carson. Edward and Roberta are divorced.

A local memorial gathering is being planned for next week at Mills Park, though details are still being worked out.

Anthony wanted to be buried near his grandparents, said Kathleen Spriggs, wife of Josh Spriggs, a friend of Anthony’s since the two attended Douglas High School.

Both young men went on to Job Corps, then in 2001 joined the U.S. Army and were stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. Anthony was sent to Iraq as part of the 10th Mountain Division.

Three other members of Anthony’s unit and an Iraqi translator died in the insurgent attack. Additionally, three more members of the 10th Mountain Division are believed to have been captured. A group with ties to al-Qaida claims it carried out the ambush, according to The Associated Press.

• Contact reporter Terri Harber at tharber @nevadaappeal.com or 882-2111, ext. 215.

You can help

A memorial account has been set up at the Greater Nevada Credit Union in Edward Schober’s name.

The account number is 874152. Make out checks to the credit union and also write that number on the memo line.




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