Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven
Born: June 13, 1974 in Plainwell, Michigan
Died: January 20, 2012 in San Antonio, Texas
Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven, 38, of Plainwell, Mich., died Jan. 20, at Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas from wounds suffered when enemy forces attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device on Dec. 15, 2012 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 32nd Transportation Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. Mark graduated in 1994 from Plainwell High School. Sgt Schoonhoven was wounded Dec. 15 when insurgents attacked his unit with an improvised explosive device in Kabul, Afghanistan. He had recently started his third deployment there. He joined the Army in 2006 and served as a motor transport operator for the 32nd Transportation Company, which is part of the 4th Infantry Division. His decorations include two Army commendation medals, a National Defense Service medal and a NATO medal.
Contributions in memory of Sgt. Schoonhoven may be made to the Warrior and Family Support Center, 3138 Rawley Chambers, San Antonio, TX 78219 or the Semper Fi/Army Fund, 825 College Blvd., Suite 102, PMB 609, Oceanside, CA 92057.
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