Lance Cpl. Adam F. Wolff, 25, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died June 20, while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.Cpl. Adam Wolff was always a giver. Even when he was growing up in southeast Iowa, he lived a life of sacrifice, his twin brother said Sunday.Wolff, 25, gave his life for his country , killed in an explosion while serving in Afghanistan."On June 20, he gave us all what he had left to give," said his twin brother, Aaron Wolff.Friends, relatives and neighbors gathered Sunday afternoon at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa to honor Wolff and his life.

"If Adam were still here today, I'd tell him that I love him and that I'm a very proud big sister," said Jesse Wolff.

In childhood, there were a few things Adam really loved: his family, food and video games. He owned every "Final Fantasy" game, devoured pizza and milk whenever it was in sight, and considered his twin Aaron both his closest friend — and his partner in crime.

"It's hard to describe being a twin," Aaron Wolff said. "Being a twin is to have someone beside you, no matter what."

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Marine Saluting Courtesy Sgt Michal S. Williams





FORGOTTEN WARRIOR
He lives alone In the hills and the trees
He bares his soul To the cool mountain breeze
He talks to the Spirit He listens to the Wind
They shield him from memories Buried deep within
The world has forgotten The sacrifice he made
The scars he bears remind him Of the high price he paid
Freedom is not given But with blood it has been bought
By warriors such as he And by the wars they fought
We can't forget our warriors Or let them die in vain
But with respect and honor We can help to ease their pain
Our Freedom will be taken If no one will defend
God bless our Forgotten Warriors Who live to fight again.
-Unknown-


God and the soldier all men adore
in times of trouble, but no more.
For when war is ended and all things righted,
God is neglected, the old soldier slighted.