Michigan service members

6:12 am
Fri February 8, 2013

Staff Sargent Mark Schoonhoven of Plainwell laid to rest

Lead in text: 
Schoonhoven was buried with honors at Fort Custer National Cemetery. He died last month from injuries sustained in Afghanistan.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
AUGUSTA, MI - For six weeks, Deb Schoonhoven and Tammie Loffer kept vigil in a Texas hospital. They waited and hoped that Mark Schoonhoven, a U.S. Army staff sergeant, son and father, would fight like he always did and pull through the coma.
9:23 pm
Wed February 6, 2013

Family of slain soldier from Plainwell presented with medals for service

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Funeral services for Staff Sargent Mark Schoonhoven will be held Thursday in Plainwell.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
OTSEGO, MI - Medals for honor, valor and sacrifice. The Bronze Star. The Army Commendation Medal. Gold Star lapel pins. All of these were presented Wednesday afternoon to the family of Mark Schoonhoven, the Plainwell native and U.S. Army sergeant who died from wounds sustained in Afghanistan.
7:59 pm
Mon February 4, 2013

Plainwell soldier returned home for burial

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Mark Schoonhoven is a Plainwell native who lived in the area until he enlisted six year ago.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Silence hung in the air inside the hangar. As the large door crawled open, a rush of cold air entered. Every face turned to the airplane that carried the body of the father, son and fallen soldier. On Wednesday, Staff Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven, who on Jan.
6:14 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Plainwell soldier remembered as determined, dedicated

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Staff Sergeant Mark Schoonhoven died January 20th from injuries sustained in December in Afghanistan
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
KALAMAZOO, MI - Staff Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven was determined. At 32, the Plainwell native enlisted in the U.S. Army. During basic training, he ranked in physical training exercises, beating out fellow recruits 10 years his junior. "When he went in, he said he was going to give it his all," his father Harry Schoonhoven said Saturday at the family's home north of Parchment.
9:09 pm
Wed January 23, 2013

Army Sergeant from Plainwell dies from injuries suffered in Afghanistan

Lead in text: 
Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven was died Sunday at an army hospital in Texas. He was 38 years old.
  • Source: Mlive
  • | Via: Kalamazoo Gazette
PLAINWELL, MI - A U.S. Army sergeant from Plainwell died Sunday from injuries he suffered last month when his unit was attacked in Kabul, Afghanistan, the Department of Defense has confirmed. Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven, 38, was wounded Dec. 15 when his unit was attacked by enemy forces armed with an improvised explosive device, according to a news release issued Wednesday.