Pella Chronicle

CNHI/Southeast Iowa

June 24, 2014

Marine mourned by family

OTTUMWA --- Adam Wolff's extended family was able to enjoy a bit of time with him before he deployed.

"He came back in March, after his [Marine Corps advanced] schooling in North Carolina," said his sister, Angela Malone. "We had a dinner for him, a party, you know, where the whole family got together before Adam went to Afghanistan."

Many of the more distant relatives didn't know what Adam had been up to, she said. He had no problem explaining his work to listeners.

"You could see it in his eyes," said Malone. "He loved what he was doing. And he loved telling everybody about it."

She was proud of him, Angela said; so was their family.

"And he was proud about serving his country," his sister said. "I appreciate the things people are doing for our brother. A lot of people are putting things on Facebook, his picture, offering to make collages."

His aunt, Dawn Harward, told the Courier there is now a memorial page honoring Adam Wolff and his sacrifice.

“He was a wonderful young man,” she said.

Before he shipped out for Afghanistan, added Malone, Adam was baptized at church.

"You could tell --- he was different," she said. "He was always kind hearted, gentle with children, but now he was firm, too; very strong from the Marines. When he came back, he was a man."

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