Sgt. Mark H. Schoonhoven, 38, of Plainwell, Mich., died Jan. 20, at Brooke ArmyMedical Center, Fort Sam Houston, Texas from wounds suffered when enemy forcesattacked 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, 4thInfantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
Hampton Soldier Killed In Afghanistan
Defense DepartmentJanuary 19, 2013 By Hugh Lessig, Daily PressSgt. David J. Chambers of Hampton returned from his first combat tour in Afghanistanwith injuries to his ear and shoulder. That didn’t stop him from going back a secondtime."He felt like the Army was his family," said his mother, Julie Mason Chambers. When heleft for Afghanistan again in November, he told her, "I’m leaving one family to go toanother."Chambers, 25, was killed Wednesday he came across an improvised explosive deviceduring a foot patrol in the Panjwai district, Kandahar province. The district is considereda Taliban stronghold.The 2005 Kecoughtan High School graduate was based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord inWashington state. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4thStryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division.Chambers had tried college after high school, but it really didn’t suit him, his mother said.He entered the Army in May 2009 and that’s where he "found his way," she said.