Spurs team doctor’s son killed in Afghanistan

The Spurs and all of Spurs Nation are mourning the loss of team doctor David Schmidt’s son, Benjamin, who died Thursday in Afghanistan while serving with the U.S. Marine Corps.

Benjamin Whetstone Schmidt, 24, had done a four-month tour of Afghanistan about two years ago and.

His mother, Becky Whetstone Schmidt, a former Express-News columnist, told the paper that her son hoped to complete his military service in May with eventual plans of becoming a military history professor.

On a personal note, I’ve known Dr. Schmidt for more than 25 years. I can remember seeing him bring Benjamin to Missions baseball games many years ago when he was about the age of my own son now.

Remember to keep Dr. Schmidt and his family in your prayers.

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