11-28-06 - A soldier from Fannin County was killed in action in Afghanistan Tuesday morning. Staff Sergeant Michael Shank of Bonham was killed during a routine patrol. His mother told First News that Shank's humvee ran over a land mine on a mountain road.
The 31-year-old had been in Afghanistan for about 6 months. He had served in Iraq two years ago.
Shank graduated high school from Dodd city, and joined the Army ten years ago.
He leaves behind a wife and two young daughters, ages 5 and 7.