Soldier Remembered in Bonham


A US Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan was laid to rest in Bonham Sunday. Friends and family of Sgt. Michael Shank paid their last respects at a service honoring his life. Sgt. Shank was killed in the line of duty on November 28, when his Humvee ran over a land mine in Afghanistan. Sunday's memorial was held at Boyd Baptist Church, where local preachers and an Army General spoke about his life. More than 100 people gathered to hear their words, and to see a slide show laong with a medal ceremony. Sgt. Shank was honored with the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for his service. The medals were given to his remaining family members. He is survived by his wife and two daughters. Sgt. Michael Shank was 31 years old.


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