Port Lucie soldier dies in Afghanistan

Soldier is remembered as adventurous; free spirit

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - Family and friends are remembering a 24 year old man who lived life to the fullest.

U.S. Army Specialist Jordan Schumann died in Afghanistan on Tuesday.

If you were to flip through pages of Jordan Schumann's life story you would find chapters filled with adventure and risk.

"He probably put 50 years into his 24 years," says his mother, Linda Schumann.

The main plot though, would be family.

"He was my best friend and we did everything together," adds his brother Clay Schumann Jr..

When the 24 year old wanted to join the Army,  it kept with the theme of this page-turner.

"His mission was to go and make the world a better place to the best of ability," explains his father, Clay Schumann.

Before the Port St.Lucie native headed overseas he headed to the altar. Then in April, married less than a year, the Army Specialist was deployed to Afghanistan.

"He went directly to a red zone," says his mom.

His parents believe Jordan knew he was never coming home.

"Just because of the things that he did before he left and the things he said," adds Linda Schumann.

On Tuesday, at the Cameo Boulevard home that has welcomed so many over the years,  there was an unwelcome knock.

"They said they ran over and I.E.D. and they were all killed instantly," says Jordan's father.

The flag that once flew on the side of the Schumann's house every 4th of July, now flies at half staff.  The pole was just put up by Jordan's father in honor of his son and his fellow soldiers.

"Our pride for that child will never dissipate," says Clay Schumann.

Even though he's gone,  Jordan's parents continue to feel pride as the next chapter of his story unfolds.

Jordan's widow Sarah is pregnant.  Their son is expected to be born in September.


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