Michael Schmitt Sr. and Michael Schmitt Jr. deployed at same time

Michael Schmitt Sr., a retired NYPD sergeant, decided to give the Army a try at the age of 49. He and his son, Michael Schmitt

Michael Schmitt Sr., a retired NYPD sergeant, decided to give the Army a try at the age of 49. He and his son, Michael Schmitt Jr., a United States Marine, were simultaneously deployed.

Michael Schmitt Sr., a retired NYPD sergeant, decided to give the Army a try at the age of 49. He and his son, Michael Schmitt Jr., a United States Marine, were simultaneously deployed. (5/26/13)

HUNTINGTON - A Long Island military family worried for nine months as both father and son served overseas.

Michael Schmitt Sr., a retired NYPD sergeant, decided to give the Army a try at the age of 49. He and his son, Michael Schmitt Jr., a United States Marine, were simultaneously deployed.

While the pair mourns their fallen comrades, they are thankful they don't have to mourn each other.

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