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Remembering Cpl. Adam Wolff
OTTUMWA, IA (CBS2/FOX28)- Sunday brought both joy and sorrow as family and friends of Cpl. Adam Wolff celebrated his life and service.
Hundreds gathered at the Bridge View Center to reflect on the memories and joy Adam's family said he shared with others during his life.
"It'll be special," Anne Drummond said.
Drummond said she knows Adam's dad, Nick, and is proud of Cpl. Wolff's service to our country.
"It's kinda emotional that I knew somebody that has a fallen soldier. It kinda gives your goosebumps," she said.
But she said that it's still hard to say goodbye.
A day where Adam's family, friends and hometown mourned together and reflected on a hero.
"This is for the family," State Senator Mark Chelgren of Ottumwa said.
Adam's family said he was born to be a marine but didn't join until 2012 when he enlisted without telling anyone.
"Adam was very content about giving to others and on June 20th, he gave us all what he had left to give," Adam's twin brother Aaron Wolff said during the funeral service.
But Adam always showed his family he loved them," He didn't care about the time, he just took the time to enjoy the moment," Aaron said.
Aaron shared a special moment with everyone: the last voicemail from his twin brother.
Adam's family said Adam came home from boot camp with a smile on his face, prooving it was his destiny to serve.
And a sacrifice that his hometown of Ottumwa is thankful for.
"I think a lot of us are here to show them we appreciate these sacrifices," Chelgren said.
A pride that not only Adam's family shared during the funeral but others showed through support.
"It means a lot," Drummond said about Adam's service to our country.
A brother, hero and friend who will never be forgotten.
Cpl. Adam Wolff was killed in action on June 20th in Afganistan.
His remains were escorted by the Patriot Guard Riders Saturday from the Eastern Iowa Airport to Ottumwa, his final resting place.
The family requested that donations be sent to the Wounded Warrior Project or Fisher House.