Henry Douglas "Doug" Schmid
Last updated 3/27/2008 at Noon
Henry Douglas “Doug” Schmid, 86, died at his home on March 18, 2008. He was born July 14, 1921 in Bloomington, CA. He has been a Fallbrook resident for more than 45 years.
Mr. Schmid grew up in the Coachella Valley, graduating from Coachella Valley High in 1939.
As a lieutenant and B-17 pilot in the Army/Air Corps during WWII, he was awarded the Purple Heart and Prisoner of War medals. On leaving the service, he worked in the agricultural industry.
He retired from Calavo Growers of California in 1986 after more than 20 years of service. He continued to raise avocados and macadamia nu...