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 WAPAKONETA — Army Sgt. Jon Michael “Mike” Schoolcraft III spent much of his teen years excelling in athletics and participating in activities at Wapakoneta High School. It is only fitting that the slain soldier will be eulogized and remembered at that very place.Funeral services for Schoolcraft will begin at 1 p.m. Feb. 2 at the high school. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Thursday and Feb. 1 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville.Schoolcraft, 26, died last Saturday supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom, near Taji, Iraq, from wounds he suffered when his vehicle struck a roadside bomb.He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Taji is about 20 miles north of Baghdad.Schoolcraft, who also studied auto body repair at Apollo Career Center, joined the Army shortly after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, his mother, Cynthia Schoolcraft said. He was on his second tour in Iraq.A special military service was held Tuesday in Iraq and another service today in Hawaii.


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