Loyola Law School salutes all the women and men who have died while serving in the U.S. military. In particular, today we remember alumnus Major Stuart A. Wolfer, class of 2002. Major Wolfer was killed in a rocket attack on April 6, 2008 two weeks before turning 37, in the Green Zone in Baghdad. Major Wolfer was a member of the 11th Battalion, 104th Division based in Boise, Idaho and was on his second tour of duty.
The Green Zone is where U.S. officials live and work and is consider a safer zone because it is heavily guarded. But the reality is that in a war zone, no place is safe.
He continues to be mourned and lovingly remembered as a father, son, friend, student, classmate and alumnus. A true patriot who believed in service to his country. He was a brave, honorable and spiritual man.
Major Wolfer joined the Army ROTC program while attending school at Washington University in St. Louis, and was commissioned as a 2nd lieutenant when he graduated in May 1993. He then transferred to the Army Reserve while attending Loyola Law School. He was called up to active duty in 2004 and served in Kuwait and then Iraq.
At the time of death Major Wolfer’s wife, Lee Anne and daughters, Lillian Wade, 5, Melissa Lacey-Marie, 3, and Isadora Ruth 1, lived in Emmett, Idaho.