A 25-year-old Marine from Iowa killed in Afghanistan was remembered Sunday afternoon as a kind and strong young man. A large crowd attended Lance Cpl. Adam R. Wolff's funeral in Ottumwa.
Pastor Mark Hornback said he knows Wolff's family appreciated the support. Volunteers helped set up hundreds of American flags along the funeral procession route.
Adam's twin brother Aaron Wolff thanked everyone for acknowledging his brother's life. Aaron said his brother was his hero and the most important person in his life.
Adam died along with two other Marines on June 20th while conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan. All three were assigned to 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Adam was from Ottumwa, but moved to Cedar Rapids before leaving for Afghanistan in March. Gov. Terry Branstad has ordered flags in the state be flown at half-staff until 8 a.m. Monday in honor of Lance Cpl. Wolff.