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Old 12-29-2006, 05:14 PM   #121
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Thank you Chad RIP !!
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Specialist Vollmer was devoted to the military and planned to make it a career. But he died December 23 in Salman Park, Iraq when an IED killed him and two others from the 125th Infantry out of Big Rapids.

Alison Wolters and Vollmer were the closest of friends, sharing pictures over the internet and often talking on the phone.

"I had just talked to him, he was getting my care package," she told 24 Hour News 8. " I had sent him hot chocolate. It was his favorite thing. So I sent him about 60 packets of that."

Vollmer, 24, was serving his third tour in the Middle East, but his first in Iraq. His MySpace web page continues to count down to the end of his scheduled deployment in August.

But Wolters said her good friend was born to serve in the military.

"He was definitely making a career out of this. This is exactly what he wanted to be doing," she said. "He talked all the time about 'This is what I want to do for my country.'"

Wolters said Vollmer was set to come home in two weeks, but traded that time with another member of his unit who is expecting a baby.

Funeral services are set for 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 4, 2007, at Calvary Church, with burial in the Military Section of Chapel Hill Cemetery.


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Bobby Mejia II wanted to be a cartoonist. His growls earned him the nickname "Tiger" as a boy, and he appropriately devoured sketchbook after sketchbook, filling pages with characters from Japanese animation, South Park and Dragon Ball Z.

When he signed up for the National Guard after high school, his father believed the military would offer him a better chance than the gangs and violence in Saginaw.

"It'* better than him getting killed on the street, with no memory, no honor," said Bobby Mejia.

"What he did there (in Iraq), he did on his own, and he did good."

Miles from home, he found a friend in Chad Vollmer, a young man always striving to be a hero, his father, Terry Vollmer, said.

"If there was an accident, he'd be the first one to stop and assist," he said.

Vollmer signed up for ROTC as a teenager and joined the National Guard after his junior year at Central High in Grand Rapids.

In his letters home, "he was real positive, how important it was to be there," said his father.

"He just had a great pride in his country."

Algrim joined the pair when the Howell native signed up for the Big Rapids battalion in March. "He volunteered to go," said his father, Don. "We were just so very proud of him. It was a big decision he made."

Born in Colombia, South America, and adopted at age 8, Algrim helped Mejia learn his ancestral Spanish, sharing his computer program, said Judy Algrim.

Don and Judy Algrim visited the threesome in Big Rapids in May, and recalled the boys were raring to ship out.

"That particular unit had great camaraderie," said Terry Vollmer, Chad'* father.

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Old 12-29-2006, 08:52 PM   #123
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Wow...I'm at a complete loss for words right now. My sincerest condolences to Chad'* family and you, Melissa.

You will be missed, Chad!
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My deepest sympathy to Chad'* family & friends. God Bless Chad.
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I can't beleive I am just reading about this. I am speechless. My deepest sympathy out to Chad'* friends and family.

I want to thank Chad for defending freedom from the evil in this world. You are a hero in my books. May you rest in peace.
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Oh God, I'm speechless!!! I sold him my pulley puller before he left. Unbelievable.
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I'm joining this thread way late. Oh my God...I had no idea.Melissa I am so sorry, so so sorry.

I can't even imagine how you must feel.I don't even know what to say. This is so terrible, it'* bad when you hear it but it is even worse when it is someone you know.


God bless you, I can't think strait so I'm gonna quit writing.

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I didn't know him, but I could not imagine the pain of losing someone close. I have 2 cousins over there right now and we are all afraid of this happening in our family.

I am sorry to hear of your loss.
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http://obits.mlive.com/GrandRapids/D...sonId=20504832

Chad J. Vollmer
Sgt. Chad J. Vollmer, aged 24, of Grand Rapids, Michigan was placed in the hands of his Lord on December 23, 2006 while bravely serving his country in Iraq as part of the Army National Guard E. Company, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, also known as the "Hooligans". He was born in Grand Rapids on January 22, 1982 to proud parents, Sandi and Terry Vollmer, and a loving sister, Heather. Chad loved the military and loved his country. He entered the ROTC program in his freshman year at Central High School and entered the Army National Guard between his junior and senior year in high school. Chad had the opportunity after 9/11 to participate in the United States Homeland Security Initiative at the Kent County International Airport and in Detroit at the Ambassador Bridge to Canada. At the time of meeting his Lord he was serving his second tour of duty in the service of his country outside of the United States. First in the Sinai Peninsula of Egypt as a member of the Delta Dragons D. Company, 1st Battalion, 125th Infantry, and secondly in Iraq as part of Company E "Hooligans", assigned to the 759th Task Force. Throughout his life Chad touched many lives, young and old, and he will never be forgotten. Surviving are his parents, Sandi and Terry Vollmer; sister, Heather, and her husband, Ben DeHaan; uncles, Joe Vollmer of Ann Arbor, Paul Price of Springfield, Ohio, Don Miller of Grand Rapids, and Kirt Heukels of Belding; aunts, Sue Groom of Belding, Bonnie Millering and Evelyn Miller of Grand Rapids, and many cousins. The funeral service celebrating Chad'* life will take place 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at Calvary Church, 777 East Beltline, Grand Rapids with Army Chaplain, Major Timothy Mattison, officiating. Interment in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens. The family will greet family and friends at the Metcalf and Jonkhoff Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 2, 2007 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Memorial contributions in Chad'* memory may be made to the Michigan Fallen Soldiers Fund.
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I am no where near, but could someone going to his service print this post and place it in the guest log? It will show how everyone here cares. Or start a signature log somewhere we all can sign in.
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