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'Raider' Brigade Remembers Cpl. Andrew Charles Wilfahrt
(March 10, 2011)

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Cpl. Andrew Charles Wilfahrt, a 31-year-old native of Rosemount, Minn., was killed Feb. 27 in Kandahar City, when his squad struck an improvised explosive device while conducting a combat foot patrol. Wilfahrt was assigned to 552nd Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, currently attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, while deployed. When not deployed, the 552nd MP Company is assigned to the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. Courtesy Photo
Cpl. Andrew Charles Wilfahrt, a 31-year-old native of Rosemount, Minn., was killed Feb. 27 in Kandahar City, when his squad struck an improvised explosive device while conducting a combat foot patrol.
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Mar. 6, 2011) –  'Raider' Brigade mourns the loss of one of our own, who was killed Feb. 27, in Kandahar City, when his squad struck an improvised explosive device while conducting a combat foot patrol.

Cpl. Andrew Charles Wilfahrt, a 31-year-old native of Rosemount, Minn., was assigned to 552nd Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, currently attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division while deployed.

When not deployed, the 552nd MP Company is assigned to the 728th Military Police Battalion, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th Theater Sustainment Command at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

“Wilfahrt was a model soldier and it was an honor to call him a member of the team,” said Staff Sgt. Jason Paredes, military police officer assigned to 552nd Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, currently attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “He would drop anything he was doing to help another soldier.”

Wilfahrt enlisted in the Army as a military police officer on Jan. 29, 2009. He attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Miss., and upon completion of his training, reported to the 552nd MP Company, 728th MP Bn., 8th MP BDE, 8th TSC, at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii.

Wilfahrt deployed to Afghanistan with the 552nd MP Company, in August 2010.
“Andrew was one of the most intelligent individuals I have ever met,” said 1st Lt. Brandon Lamar, platoon leader, assigned to 552nd Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, currently attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “Every conversation with him was like a lesson in life; he was always eager to learn and was truly an iconic soldier.”

“Andrew was the kind of soldier that every leader hopes to have on his team,” said Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Staniewicz, platoon sergeant, assigned to 552nd Military Police Company, 504th Military Police Battalion, currently attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. “He had a perfect ‘300' Army Physical Fitness Test score; he was an outstanding shot with his rifle, and even took on the additional duty of being the company's guide-on bearer.”

“Wilfahrt was a phenomenal soldier and incredibly intelligent; even if you were well educated, he was smart enough to make you feel a little dull,” said Staniewicz.

“Andrew's life experiences definitely bled through in translation to the kind of soldier he was,” said Staniewicz. “His loss will be felt my more than just his squad. It will be felt by his platoon, his company and the entire Army.”

Wilfahrt is survived by his father, Jeffery John Wilfahrt, and his mother, Lori Jean Reinhart Wilfahrt.

A memorial in Cpl. Andrew Charles Wilfahrt's honor was held in Afghanistan, March 6, 2011.

By Army Spc. Breanne Pye
1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs
Copyright 2011

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