CEDAR RAPIDS, IA, U.S.A.
U.S. MARINE CORPS
LCPL, 2D CEB(FWD), 2D MARDIV, CAMP LEJEUNE, NC
06/20/2014, HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGHANISTAN
LCPL WOLFF an Ottumwa native was known as a hard worker who was always kind to his classmates. Adam was a 2006 graduate of the Cardinal Community School District in Eldon. He has four siblings.
“He was a very nice kid, very kind,” said Sheila Fetter, a math teacher for the past 28 years at Cardinal schools. His mother raised goats and cows, and he would always go home and help her, Sheila Fetter added. He also had worked at a Hy-Vee grocery store and a McDonald’s restaurant in Ottumwa, according to family members.
Adam Wolff’s death is difficult for everyone to accept, explained Sheila Fetter. Her daughter, Chelsea, grew up with Adam Wolff and his twin brother, Aaron Wolff, from kindergarten through 12th grade.
When the Wolff twins were in eighth grade, they were part of a school trip to Washington, D.C., recalled Sheila Fetter. “We did fundraisers and stuff. I don’t know how many candy bars they sold, but their mom took those boys all over selling candy bars, and they worked their way onto the trip.”
Aaron Wolff posted on Facebook acknowledging his brother’s death and thanking everyone for praying for his family. He said Adam will be remembered as a cousin, a son, a grandson and his best friend.
On Monday Adam Wolff’s mother, Deb Hall, was traveling to the U.S. Air Force Base at Dover, DE, to meet a military aircraft carrying the bodies of the three fallen Marines. “He was a wonderful young man,” said Dawn Harward of Ottumwa, who is Wolff’s aunt. “He died for our country.”