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Spec Michael A. Hook

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Spec Michael A. Hook

  • Birth 24 Aug 1981 Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 22 Aug 2007 Iraq
  • Burial Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Plot Sec V
  • Memorial ID 21089950

Spc. Michael A. Hook, 25, of Altoona, Pa.; was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; He died Aug. 22 in Multaka, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed. Also killed were Capt. Corry P. Tyler, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul J. Flynn, Sgt. Matthew L. Tallman, Spc. Rickey L. Bell, Capt. Derek A. Dobogai, Staff Sgt. Jason L. Paton, Sgt. Garrett I. McLead, Cpl. Jeremy P. Bouffard, Cpl. Phillip J. Brodnick, Cpl. Joshua S. Harmon, Cpl. Nathan C. Hubbard, Cpl. Jessy G. Pollard and Spc. Tyler R. Seideman. He is the son of Larry E. and Maryann (Craig) Hook. Surviving are his parents; his fiance, Suzie Fetterman of Altoona; a sister, Marcia and husband, Henry Weatherwalk, of Altoona; paternal grandmother, Winifred Hook of Altoona; a nephew, Bradley Weatherwalk; and a niece, Mya Weatherwalk. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Howard E. Hook; maternal grandparents, Kenneth E. and Mary Louise Craig; and an uncle, Kenneth William Craig. Specialist Hook was a member of Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church. He was a 2001 graduate of Altoona Area High School. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, Penn State and Steelers football and weight lifting. Additional recovered remains were interred at Arlington National Cemetery in October 2008. A marker bears the names of 10 Schofield soldiers and four helicopter crew members were killed when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed on Aug. 22, 2007, during a nighttime mission in Multaka, Iraq.

  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 22 Aug 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 21089950
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Michael A. Hook (24 Aug 1981–22 Aug 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 21089950, citing Calvary Cemetery, Altoona, Blair County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .