Local Soldier Dies Following Boating Accident

Posted at 3:57 PM, Aug 05, 2013
and last updated 2013-08-05 16:47:13-04

Sgt Chris Schenk1ALLEGAN, Mich.- An 11-year combat veteran who served in Iraq and Afghanistan has died.

Sgt. Chris Schenk, 29, passed away Saturday, one month after a boating accident that left him paralyzed.

A member of the 125th infantry, family and friends are raising money for medical bills and other expenses. Sgt. Schenk’s girlfriend is expecting a baby boy in November.

You can donate to the family of Sgt. Chris Schenk:

Fundraising website for family:

Facebook page:

Local bank:

To donate by mail: Chris Schenk Assistance Fund, 5047 W. Main St. #368. Kalamazoo, MI 49009.

PNC banks are also accepting donations for the “Chris Schenk Assistance Fund.

Fundraising site from Army friends:


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