SSG Devin Schuette was a quiet, trustworthy, proud man. He was observant and traditional in his approach to life. He was tough-minded with the “stick to it attitude” that earned the respect of all that knew him. He was meticulous, carefully disciplined and proud of everything he undertook. He was always prepared to take on a responsibility. Devin was loved by all those around him. His personality drew people towards him.
Devin was born in Guymon OK, on September 16, 1980, to Karen Huddleston and Timothy Schuette. He moved to Clovis, NM in 1989. He was raised to be self-confident and dependable. These traits served him well through-out his life.
Devin always wanted a challenge so in April 1999 he joined the Army. Some of his duty assignments included Airborne Infantry Training, Rifleman and Armorer, Military Intelligence and Intelligence Analyst. He served three tours in Iraq. Through his hard work and dedication, he achieved the rank of Staff Sergeant. Devin enjoyed the routines set forth by the military. His result-driven approach made him committed to the job and he understood his role in serving his country. He served his country with honor and pride.
Schuette’s awards and decorations include five Army Commendation Medals, one Army Achievement Medal, five Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge with Distinguished Service-Bronze Service Star and Parachutist Badge.
Devin suffered from PTSD. He felt like he was broken. SSG Devin Schuette gave up his fight on January 3, 2016. He was 35 years old.
Devin was a beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. He is survived by his mother, Karen Alexander, brothers Justin and Kyle Schuette, sister Kayla Baker, wife Tannie Schuette and children Trinitee, Christine, and Bryan