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Body of Marine Returns Home

OTTUMWA, IA (CBS2/FOX28) - Iowan's paid their respects to a hero they may not have known but say they came to honor his service and sacrifice for freedom.

Lance Cpl. Adam Wolff, 25, of Ottumwa, died June 20 while supporting combat operations in southern Afghanistan. His body arrived in Ottumwa for his funeral on Sunday.

Around 1:30 p.m. Saturday, motorcycles led the way into Ottumwa. The streets were lined with more than 100 people holding American flags to honor Adam Wolff.

The 2006 graduate of Cardinal High School was a member of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion in the Marine Corps. He and two other Marines died from a Taliban bomb attack in southern Afghanistan.

Flags around the state were flown at half-staff Saturday. Gov. Terry Branstad ordered that flags be lowered Friday at 5 p.m. until 8 a.m. on Monday in honor of Adam Wolff.

Adam Wolff is survived by his parents, five siblings and two grandparents.

The funeral will be held at the Bridge View Center in Ottumwa on Sunday.

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