Funeral held for Iowa Marine killed in Afghanistan

OTTUMWA, Iowa (AP) — A 25-year-old Marine from Iowa who was killed in Afghanistan is being remembered as a kind and strong young man.

The Ottumwa Courier reports (http://bit.ly/1pCXkb3) a large crowd attended Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff’s funeral Sunday afternoon.

Pastor Mark Hornback says he knows Wolff’s family appreciated the support. Volunteers helped set up hundreds of American flags along the funeral procession route this weekend.

Adam’s twin brother, Aaron Wolff, thanked everyone for acknowledging his brother’s life. Aaron Wolff says his brother was his hero and the most important person in his life.

Adam Wolff died along with two other Marines on June 20 while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. All three were assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

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Information from: The Ottumwa Courier, http://www.ottumwacourier.com

 

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