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Sgt Grant Arthur Wichmann
Birth: Mar. 21, 1983
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Death: Apr. 24, 2010
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

While Grant was growing up he enjoyed sports of all kinds and played on youth soccer and football teams. In the winter his interests turned to snowboarding and he was very good at it. Actually, Grant loved and enjoyed life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed music and was an accomplished guitarist, looking forward to pursuing this interest with his brother and friends on his return from Afghanistan.

After much soul searching, Grant joined the army in September 2007. Soon after basic training he married his dream girl on December 22, 2007. Following additional, more specialized, training Grant was deployed to Afghanistan in mid-2009. Soon after he left his son was born on June 19, 2009. Grant came home on leave later in the year and, after meeting his son, reaffirmed his belief in all that he was fighting for.

This young man was one that his fellow soldiers trusted their lives to and he never let them down. They gave him their friendship and respect; and Grant returned those feelings. Sergeant Grant Arthur Wichmann was awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star in addition to previously earned military honors.

Grant was the son of a Vietnam era Sergeant and both his grandfathers were veterans--Staff Sergeant Alvin Edward Wichmann, World War II, and Technical Sergeant James Morris Noland, Korea.

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Official news release:

Sgt. Grant A. Wichmann, 27, of Golden, Colo., died April 24 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, D.C., of wounds sustained March 12 when enemy forces attacked his unit using small arms fire at Out Post Bari Alai, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo. 
 
Inscription:
GRANT A WICHMANN
SGT
US ARMY
AFGHANISTAN
MAR 21, 1983
APR 24, 2010
BRONZE STAR
PURPLE HEART
LOVING HUSBAND
DAD - SON - BROTHER
 
Burial:
Fort Logan National Cemetery
Denver
Denver County
Colorado, USA
Plot: Section 7, Site 299
 
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Originally Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Apr 29, 2010
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Sgt Grant Arthur Wichmann
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Sgt Grant Arthur Wichmann
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Sgt Grant Arthur Wichmann
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 Added: Oct. 22, 2014
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 Added: Oct. 20, 2014
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- Tony B
 Added: Oct. 19, 2014
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