This is from Kevin Maurer from the Fayetteville Observer:
Retired Command Sgt. Maj. Wolf Amacker can tell a story about almost every paratrooper whose name is etched into the 82nd Airborne Division’s memorial to the war on terror.
He can tell you about a woman helicopter pilot shot down over Fallujah. He knows how a rifleman died in the mountains of
When Amacker dedicated the memorial in 2005, three of the sides were blank. Today, the monument is full.
“We’re out of room,” Amacker said. “I really thought it would be big enough.”
Some of the division’s former and retired sergeant majors and officers, led by Amacker, are trying to raise money to expand the monument.
The memorial — a 26,000-pound granite column — is located behind the 82nd Airborne museum on