Fireman Russell C. Schoemer, Jr., badge #315, served in the U.S. Army. He was appointed on 11/6/1967 and was assigned to Truck 5. He was killed on 5/7/1972, at Station 2317, in a collapse during overhaul at a three-alarm fire in a vacant three-story brick building. He was 31 years old at the time of his death.
Captains Lardiere and LaTorre also died in this collapse.