Hawthorne mother of two is killed on duty in Afghanistan
A Hawthorne woman with two young daughters died Sunday in Afghanistan when the vehicle in which she was traveling was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade.
Wolf's husband also was serving in Afghanistan at the time of her death and was returning home to be with their daughters, ages 1 and 3, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Wolf, who enlisted in the Army in 2003, had been deployed to Afghanistan since June, according to officials at Ft. Carson, Colo., where her unit, the 704th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is based.
At least 54 U.S. service members have been killed in Afghanistan this month, according to the independent website icasualties.org, making it the deadliest month for Americans in the eight-year war.
Since late 2001, The Times has chronicled the lives of military personnel who have died while serving in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Their stories, photos, personal websites and additional material have been collected in the California's War Dead database. Readers are invited to leave memories of their loved ones and colleagues.
-- Maloy Moore
Here are some recent posts:
"My Family and I had the privelage of knowing Michael,We all attended the same place of worship.I will always remember him by those beautiful eyes of his so serious when he looked at you,he will be forever in our hearts and thoughts and for the family our prayers and love go out to you! Love Irene Martel, Ray Espinoza, Victor Moreno Jr. Lorena Moreno"
— Irene Martel posted today on Army Specialist Michael A. Dahl Jr., 23, of Moreno Valley, who was killed Oct. 17, 2009, in Arghandab, Afghanistan, when his vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb.
"Sgt Sean Diamond was my Son's Sergent. Pvt-E2 James Tyler Jackson -(passed away August 11 ,2008 while home on R&R from Kirkuk Iraq )When they were stationed at 610TH, 14Th Engineer company at FT.Lewis Washington.. I remember him calling Jimmy at our house, and my Son would say "yes Sgt Diamond"" will be there on time Sgt diamond"..Then hanging up his cell phone, he'd say to me, gotta love that man.... Best boss a soldier could ask for.. Rest in peace , thank you for making my Son's time in the U.S.Army happy... Deonna Phillips, AKA Jackson. Montesano, Washington.. October 27, 2009"
— Deonna Phillips posted today on Army Staff Sgt. Sean D. Diamond, 41, of Dublin, who was killed Feb. 15, 2009, in As Salam, Iraq, when a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle.
"I was getting ready for another long day at work, reading some news, when I came across this site and saw your face and read your story and of your brother. You both look so young. All American boys. I cried hard for about five minutes. My days are much brighter because of the great sacrifice of you and your brothers. The people who love you, and a nation that loves you will never forget you. Thank you for the ultimate price you paid to our country!
— Kevin McMurchie posted today on Marine Lance Cpl. Jared P. Hubbard, 22, of Clovis, who was killed Nov. 4, 2004, in Fallujah, Iraq, when an Iraqi insurgent detonated a bomb near him.
"Adam and I attended the same high school. While he was a little difficult to figure, he had a passion for drumming and was full of life. I had the fortune of knowing him in his short life that ended way too soon. R I P ADAM!"
— Louie posted Monday on Army Specialist Adam J. Rosema, 27, of Pasadena who was killed March 17, 2007, in Baqubah, Iraq, when his truck struck a roadside bomb.
"I meet Grant through my cousin who also was stationed in fort len. wood. He was sweetness kindest man in the world i miss him so much, he had a huge heart and shared it with everyone. I wish he was here to tell him how many people cared and loved him. You'll always be with me Grant, in my heart and in my prayers"
— Holly Witherow posted Monday on Army Pvt. Grant A. Cotting, 19, of Corona who died Jan. 24, 2009, in Kut, Iraq, of injuries from a non-combat-related incident.