Eduviges G. Wolf, 24
Everything about her was enthusiastic. . . . If it was something fun, she was the first one to volunteer. If it was something nobody wanted to do, she was still the first one to volunteer.
— Susie Martin, Explorer program supervisor
From a young age, Wolf was responsible and focused, a tomboy who always kept her hair pulled back in a tight ponytail and wanted to run around outside when her cousins wanted to play with dolls or experiment with makeup. She and her husband Army Sgt. Josh Wolf were both deployed to Afghanistan this summer and their young daughters, Valeri and Isabel, stayed with their grandparents in South Dakota. Wolf talked about missing Valeri's first birthday and not being able to pick out a Halloween costume with Isabel, who was 3. But that didn't mean she was any less enthusiastic about her career in the military. Wolf told her family that her time in Afghanistan was fulfilling, and she reenlisted for another three years just a week before she was killed.