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Army Sgt. Adam M. Wenger

Died November 5, 2008 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom

27, of Waterford, Mich.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Ga.; died Nov. 5 in Tunnis, Iraq, of injuries sustained during a non-combat incident.

Dedicated soldier leaves behind loving family

The Associated Press

Adam M. Wenger had been deployed four times — Kosovo, Afghanistan and twice to Iraq.

“Sometimes, we would talk two or three times a day because he missed home so much,” said his wife, Brandy. “The night before he died, we talked about building a deck so we could have a party when he came home.”

Wenger, 27, of Waterford, Mich., died Nov. 5 in Tunnis in a noncombat incident. He was assigned to Fort Stewart.

“He was a good kid,” said David Wenger, his older brother. “He loved his country. He wanted to serve his country. He wanted to do his duty.”

He also is survived by his daughter, Aubrey stepdaughters Starla, and Erica stepsons, Austin, Landin and Jacob and son, Matthew.

The day he left for Iraq, the children put on blue shirts that said, “We support our daddy.” A picture was taken as they gathered around him. His daughter told him not to get killed. “He was very sad that day. He loved soccer, sports, fishing and football, but the kids were everything in the world to him. I have another picture where he’s crying holding our little girl,” his wife said.

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