Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe

Army 2nd Lt. Jeremy L. Wolfe

Died November 15, 2003 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

27, of Wisconsin; assigned to the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; killed Nov. 15 when two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Mosul, Iraq.
Wisconsin soldier mourned at funeral
Associated Press

Hundreds of mourners gathered at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Menomonie on Wednesday to pay tribute to 2nd Lt. Jeremy Wolfe, 27, killed when two Black Hawk helicopters crashed in Iraq. Just before Wolfe’s burial at the rural St. John’s Cemetery in Dunn County, three Black Hawk helicopters flew overhead, and one veered off in tribute to the fallen soldier. “He really enjoyed flying,” said Kevin Wolfe, Jeremy’s cousin. “That’s part of the background history of the Wolfe family. He really liked to fly helicopters.” In an e-mail sent earlier this month, Wolfe indicated to his family how honored he was to serve in the 101st Airborne Division. “Contrary to negative information that I see on the news every day, what we are doing in Iraq is making a difference,” he wrote. “The majority of the Iraqi people support what we are doing here.” Family members said they anticipated a difficult Thanksgiving Day and had made no preparations for the holiday. A graduate of Colfax High School, served with the 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, and had only been in Iraq about six weeks at the time of the crash. He joined the Army in 1996.

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