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Age:   21
Hometown: Scottsbluff, NE
Date of Death: 11/6/2003
Incident Location: Mosul, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Engineer Battalion
Unit's Base: Fort Carson, Colo.

When Spc. James R. Wolf returned on a 15-day leave in October, he made it a point to thank the elementary school students who had sent him letters in Iraq. "You really knew what Jamie was about," said Bob Wolf, his father. "Most 21-year-olds might have spent all of their time partying, but he took a day and put on his desert fatigues and spent two hours talking to a classroom full of kids. I''m sure putting on those fatigues again was the last thing he wanted to do." The engineer, raised in Scottsbluff, Neb., was killed Nov. 6 in Mosul, Iraq, when a homemade bomb exploded near his convoy. He was stationed at Fort Carson. "He loved the U.S. Army," his mother, Chris Wolf, said. "He was so proud, and knew it was going to be a good life for him." James Wolf had been working on schools and housing in Iraq. "He felt safe," Chris Wolf said. "He was always the gunner on the back of the Humvee. He was so tall, we wondered why he did that."
Source: Associated Press
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