In an e-mail to the student body today, Dean Gold informed us that one of our alumni had died in service to our country this week. US Army Major Stuart Wolfer, Class of '02, died while working out in the gym in the Green Zone on Sunday 7 April 2008:
U.S. Army Maj. Stuart Wolfer died Sunday while working out in a gym in the Green Zone in Baghdad. He was one of two to die in the rocket attack and one of more than 4,000 U.S. soldiers to have died in Iraq.
Wolfer, assigned to the 11th Battalion, 104th Division, Boise, Idaho, would have turned 37 on April 23.
He was the only son of Esther and Len Wolfer of Boca Raton, who are now grieving with family and friends, trying to make sense of it all.
Knowing that a soldier is in the Green Zone often comforts loved ones because many consider that section of Baghdad a safe place to be. It's heavily guarded. It's where U.S. officials live and work.
But it's a reminder that in a war zone, no place is safe.
Thus was the life of Major Wolfer. Requiescat in pacem.