Friends and Family to Honor a Fallen Soldier

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On Saturday, a fallen soldier's family and friends will honor his memory with a tribute across the highways and skies of Western Wisconsin.

The ceremony is in memory of 1LT Jeremy Wolfe, a soldier from Menomonie who lost his life in a mid-air collision between two Black Hawk helicopters over Iraq.

Two Black Hawk helicopters flown by two of Wolfe's comrades arrived in Menomonie on Friday night. They'll eventually fly above a memorial motorcycle ride from Menomonie to Cadott.

"In my short time in the Army, I probably spent more time with him airborne than any other person," said Heath Holt, who is one of this weekend's pilots. "I had no idea the Army would be issuing me a best friend out of the whole deal, so it means a lot."

The proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward memorial scholarships in Jeremy's name.