Saturday, April 24, 2010

Army Sgt. Grant A. Wichmann

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. Grant A. Wichmann, 27, of Golden, Colo.

Sgt. Wichmann was assigned to the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.; died April 24, 2010 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.

Wichmann joined the U.S. Army in September 2007 and his current unit in January 2008. He worked as an infantryman. He deployed to Afghanistan May 2009.

Grant A. Wichmann grew up in Golden, Colorado. A high school friend remembered Grant as, "a very kind, friendly, and funny person." Grant fought for his life for six weeks, but finally could not recover from his severe injuries. His uncle Jim commented at, "I thank all in his unit who helped him, and all the doctors at Walter Reed. Our family will carry on. I will miss my nephew."

Posted by: John Rozelle Location: Golden, Colorado on Apr 30, 2010 at 10:48 AM
I had the priviledge of knowing Grant and coaching him as a youth in soccer. He was close friends with my youngest son, Jeremy. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Wichmann family and friends for thier loss. Grant was a joy to have as a member of the soccer team and I am confident that he was also an excellent soldier. It is because of Grant and all the other service personnel in our country that we have the freedoms and blessings we enjoy. Mere words can never convey our gratitude and sense of loss. May the God andf Father of our Lord Jesus Christ richly bless you and keep you at this time of your loss. John Rozelle

Posted by: Megan Location: Golden, Co on Apr 30, 2010 at 04:22 PM
I went to High School with Grant.. He was a very kind, friendly,and funny person.. I will cherish the pictures that I have of Grant from High School.. Grant will never be forgotten.. My thoughts and prayers go out to his loving family.. I also would like to thank the drs who tried to Help Grant at Walter Reed.. RIP Grant you will be TRULY missed and never forgotten... Thank you for being brave for us, and fighting the fight that you did for us.

Awards and Decorations include, The Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, The Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Expert Infantry Badge Army.

He is survived by his wife Michelle, a 10 month old son, parents Robert and Lenora, and one brother, Keith. Burial will be at Fort Logan National Cemetery in Denver, Colorado

Army Sgt. Grant A. Wichmann died 4/24/10 from wounds received in action on 3/12/10.

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