Today’s #VeteranOfTheDay is Army Veteran Stuart Adam Wolfer. Stuart served during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Stuart joined the Reserve Officer Training Corps while attending classes at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. In May 1993 after completing his degree, Stuart was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant in the United States Army Reserve. Upon completing his training, Stuart was assigned as a logistics officer with the 11th Battalion, 104th Division out of Boise, Idaho.
On Dec. 29, 2007, Stuart was deployed to Iraq with the 11th Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. There he served as a logistics officer with the Multinational Security Transition Command as a member of the Civilian Police Transition Team out of Phoenix Base, Baghdad. Stuart and his fellow soldiers were responsible for assisting local government forces to establish an effective Iraqi police force.
On April 6, 2008, while stationed in Baghdad, Stuart and a fellow soldier were struck and killed by indirect fire. During his time in Baghdad, Stuart served honorably, spending his free time assisting the Boy Scouts of Iraq. He is interred at Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa.
We honor his service.
Memorial Day Awareness
This month, the VA’s National Cemetery Administration is partnering with Carry the Load, a nonprofit organization that connects Americans to the sacrifices made daily by the U.S. military, Veterans, first responders and their families to commemorate the “Memorial May” awareness campaign. The VA will share the stories of service members and Veterans who paid the ultimate sacrifice in “Veteran of the Day” posts leading up to Memorial Day 2019.
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