Cardinal graduate among Marines killed in Afghanistan
DES MOINES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Defense says a Marine from Iowa has died in Afghanistan.
A statement from the Marines says Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff, of Cedar Rapids, died Friday while supporting combat operations in Helmand province, an area in southern Afghanistan.
The Ottumwa Courier reports Wolff was from Ottumwa, but moved to Cedar Rapids to live with a sibling before deploying to Afghanistan.
The newspaper says his aunt, Dawn Harward, of Ottumwa reports that Wolff’s mother is in Dover, Delaware, to meet her son’s casket.
Wolff graduated in 2006 from Cardinal High School in Eldon.
The 25-year-old combat engineer joined the Marines in December 2012. He was a member of 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force at Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, North Carolina. He was deployed to Afghanistan in March.
A memorial page honoring Wolff and his sacrifice can be found on Facebook.
Also killed in the incident were Staff Sgt. David H. Stewart of Stafford, Virginia, and Lance Cpl. Brandon J. Garabrant of Peterborough, New Hampshire,
Reports indicate that a roadside bomb killed the Marines and a working dog Friday.