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Staff Sgt. Samuel Cerritos, platoon sergeant, and 2nd Lt. Lance Donald, platoon commander, present Lance Cpl. Cory Wolf, gunner, a flag at the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Service Person of the Quarter dinner April 12. All three Marines are with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion.

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LAAD Marine honored as service person of quarter

18 Apr 2013 | Lance Cpl. Glen E. Santy

Lance Cpl. Cory D. Wolf, a gunner with 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, was named the Carteret County Chamber of Commerce Military Affairs Committee Service Person of the Quarter Friday.

Wolf has volunteered more than 20 hours of community service at the Carteret Humane Society since January.

“One of our Marines being named this is a huge honor for the whole platoon and battalion, and we carry it with pride,” said 2nd Lt. Lance Donald, a platoon commander with B Battery, 2nd LAAD Bn.

Wolf said he feels honored by the nomination and recognition but never volunteered with that in mind.

“I was stoked when I heard I was nominated, especially since it was coming from the air station chain of command,” said Wolf. “But to be completely honest, I didn’t do it to be recognized. I do it because it makes me a better person.”

When Wolf’s wife moved back to Buffalo, N.Y., to go back to school, he said he needed something to get his mind away of missing her and his two dogs Jake, a boxer mix, and Isabella, a black lab.

Spending time at the Humane Society helped fill the void.

“I tried it once and fell in love,” said Wolf.

Since his first experience, Wolf has made it a habit to volunteer at the society every weekend. He has assisted the society by participating in adopt-a-thons, walking, feeding and bathing the shelter’s four-legged residents.

“Every Friday safety brief, I mention it to the Marines I work with,” said Wolf. “I’ve had six or seven volunteers come with me. I don’t know if they go for the same reasons as me, I’m just glad I’m inspiring them to do something.”


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