American Flags and Michigan Flags to fly at half-staff Thursday, February 7th in the State of Michigan in honor of US Army Sgt. Mark Schoonhoven.
According to the office of the governor:
Sgt. Schoonhoven died Jan. 20, 2013 at Brooke Army Medical Center in 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 in Fort Carson, Colo. Schoonhoven completed basic training at Fort Knox, KY after joining the U.S. Army in 2006. He served as a motor transport operator for the 32nd Transportation Company, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, and previously served in the 82nd Airborne Division. Schoonhoven was serving his fifth tour of duty.