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Warrior Walk tree dedicated to suicide victim
Sgt. Adam Wengers tree
A Clemson hat sits with Sgt. Adam Wegner's eastern red bud on Warriors Walk. - photo by Photo by Frenchi Jones
The wind blew through the flags of the 3rd Infantry Division’s color guard Thursday as family and friends of Sgt. Adam Wenger gathered at Fort Stewart’s Warriors Walk for a tree dedication ceremony in his memory.
Wenger’s mother Jo and brother David, wife Brandy and his children, Austin, Landon, Aubrey, Jacob and Mathew, and more than 400 soldiers and the division’s commanding officers were present as an eastern redbud tree was dedicated in honor of his life and service.
 “His friends called him Gen. Obvious because he often stated the obvious for humor and effect,” Maj. Gen. Anthony Cucolo said of the Waterford, Mich., native before the tree was dedicated. “He was an avid Clemson Tiger fan, and he loved to cook.”
Wenger had been a soldier with the 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery, 4th Brigade Combat Team.
He committed suicide Nov. 5, 2008, while his battery was deployed to Tunnis, Iraq. 
His family was unavailable for comment, but those who knew him said life would not be the same without him.
 “Everybody’s got a key role. One person does not change the mission, but it will be a great loss, and we will always talk about Sgt. Wenger,” Sgt. First Class Travis Autry said as he fought back tears.
Autry was Wenger’s platoon sergeant. He and Wenger served two and a half years together while stationed at Fort Stewart.
The tree dedicated to Wenger brought the total number of eastern redbud trees lining Warriors Walk to 418.
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