WICHMANN, SGT. GRANT ARTHUR 27, of Golden, CO, died April 24, 2010 at Walter Reed Medical Center, Washington, DC of wounds re-eived March 12, when his unit was attacked at Out Post Bari Alai, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Calvary Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, CO. He was born March 21, 1983 in Denver to Robert E. and Lenora E. (Noland) Wichmann. He was a 2001 graduate of Golden High School. Grant's interests included soccer, snowboarding and other sports; he was also interested in music and was an accomplished guitarist. He joined the army in Sept. 2007; following basic training he married Michelle Saindon on December 22, 2007. They had a son, Koston James, born June 19, 2009, soon after Grant was deployed to Afghanistan. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star in addition to previously earned military honors. He will be remembered with love by his wife, Michelle; son Koston; his parents; brother, Keith A. Wichmann; father and mother-in-law, Michael A. and Jennifer R. Saindon, all of Golden; brother-in-law, Matthew A. Saindon, Dickinson, ND. He will also be remembered by grandparents, James and Dennie Noland, Loveland, CO; uncles and aunts, several cousins and many friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Alvin E. and Louise (Steinke) Wichmann. Interment was at Fort Logan National Cemetery on May 7, 2010.