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Iowa Marine's body arrives for final journey home

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CEDAR RAPIDS (KWWL) - A solemn return home Saturday for an Iowa Marine killed in Afghanistan.

The body of Lance Corporal Adam Wolff, 25, was escorted through Cedar Rapids.

The colors of bravery and valor lined the streets as law enforcement and residents paid solemn observance for a fallen soldier's final journey home.

"If the world would just respect the people of the world we would have a better world," said Desert Storm veteran Richard Stockton. "Those that have been chosen to give their all, they're heroes we cannot forget."

Gripped flags along Wright Brothers Blvd in Cedar Rapids symbolized vigilance as many honored Wolff's sacrifice, as his body was escorted back to Iowa.

He lost his life on the front lines eight days ago.

The combat engineer was deployed to Afghanistan in March, and killed in battle along with two other Marines during a hostile incident conducting combat operations.

"Doing what he felt was right in defending our country and unfortunately lost his life doing it, said Cedar Rapids resident John Millsap. "Wish we could do more, this is the best we could do."

Posters, flags and somber salutes are raw reminders of Wolff's ultimate sacrifice.

"He deserves the support we're giving him because he supported our country," said 12-year-old Keenan Francois.

Dozens paid their respect for the Iowa native, as nearly 100 motorcyclists lead Wolff's body through cedar rapids to his hometown of Ottumwa.

Wolff joined the Marine Corps in December 2012, and was promoted to Lance Corporal in February 2014.

Funeral services are Sunday at the Bridge View Center in Otumwa.  

The family asks all memorials be made to the Wounded Warrior Project or Fisher House.

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