Colin J Wolfe

Colin J Wolfe

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U.S. Marines

Marine Lance Corporal Colin Joseph Wolfe of Manassas, Va., died in combat while conducting combat operations in Habbaniyah, Iraq. He died on on Wednesday, August  30, 2006. Colin was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.;

Colin was born in Midland, Texas, Nov. 19, 1986. His early years were spent in Dallas, Texas, and in 1991, Colin moved with his family to Manassas, Va. He was a member of Congregation Ner Shalom in Prince William County, where he was Bar Mitzvahed in Aug. 2000. Colin attended Jeannie Dean Elementary School, Grace E. Metz Middle School and graduated from Osbourn High School in 2005. Colin grew up playing baseball in GMBL, as well as many other activities.

Colin danced from the age of 2 ½ in his mother’s dance studio. He danced until he joined the Marines, participating in many of the professional productions of the Manassas Dance Company. Colin died doing what he believed in, serving his country and protecting his family. While everyone is sure that Colin tried to keep this dance skill a secret from his battle buddies, no one knows if he shared the studio’s greatest benefit: a wonderful place to meet the girls. Colin enjoyed throwing back a beer or two and the company of ladies.  Colin was considering college upon completion of active duty. Prior to his entering the Marines on a a family trip to France was impressed by the military cemeteries.  

Colin is survived by his parents, Mark and Amy Wolfe, and one sister, Cecile Wolfe of Manassas, Va.; paternal grandparents, of Amarillo, Texas.

Colin’s portrait is also located on Poster 2


5 Responses to “Colin J Wolfe”
  1. Andrea Doubleday says:

    I don’t know who see’s this. But I thought that I should post something. I saw an article about a lady that looked up her first crush to see what he was like now, and he turned out to be a wreck, in and out of jail and such. Well it made me think to look up mine. I was in 2nd or 3rd grade, I remember that Colin was in 5th grade. I don’t remember why my little self decided to have a crush on him. Maybe it was cause he was nice to me. But the one thing I will never forget was the talent show. Him and his sister did a ballet performance for the talent show and I remember thinking about how beautiful it was.

    I looked up Colin today, and was moved by what I found. I am so sorry for his family and his girlfriend’s loss. I thank him for defending our country. I really don’t know what all to say. I just want you to know that he is remembered. I am 24 now and I never forgot him, and never will.

    Andrea Doubleday
    Des Moines, IA

  2. Lance says:

    Watching the Alabama Georgia game tonight… After Bama won… a guy gave a Bama player a hug.. I could tell the guy had a dog tag tattoo with Colins name on it, so I googled the name and it brought me here… Thank you Lcpl Colin Wolfe for your service to our Country and God Bless your Family. SEMPER FI

  3. Brad McClain says:

    Miss you bud !! Been along time 13 years ago today , wish you could of seen and met McKenna she’s so big now going to be 13 actually got a boy now finally about time , wishing your family the best today and thinking about you , RIP my friend , Semper Fi !!

  4. Jonell Thomas says:

    In 2018, I was on a tour of Arlington Cemetery. My daughter had just participated in a wreath ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. My heart was broken as I walked through the rows. Our tour leader suggested that we seek out a marker and that we pray for the family of the serviceman resting there. I took a picture of the marker of Colin J Wolfe, and prayed for his family. Today I decided to search online for his name, and I am glad to have found some information about his life. I am sorry for his family’s loss, and deeply appreciate his sacrifice.

  5. Lenny Wood says:

    I remember Colin from Osbourn High School. We was in History class together. We both talked about joining the Marines. I ended up not being eligible and he enlisted. He was a nice person. RIP Colin and thank you for your sacrifice and service to our country.

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