Nick Wolf: A Warrior embarks with the history of his family in mind

Produced by Nick Vander Puy
Reserve, Wisconsin (   

Like many young males in our society, Nick Wolf was floundering. Drinking, drugging, obsessively playing video games, he didn't have a purpose or mission. Plus, there aren't many jobs for young men in the United States, anymore.

So Wolf enlisted in the Army. He went through basic at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, training as a combat engineer. He'll specialize in defusing booby trapped vehicles, probably in Afghanistan. 

akiwenzi.jpgNow, he's focused on courage, keeping his word, and staying out of trouble.

Even though he has doubts about the US mission in the Middle East he's proud to serve his country.

He hails from a proud warrior tradition.  His ancestor Akiwenzi "The Old Man" fought against the Dakota over  wild rice and deer in the 1800's. Akiwenzi, as a headman for Lac Courte Oreilles, signed treaties with the federal government in 1842, 1847, and 1854.

Photo (Left)of Akiwenzi courtesy of Timm Severud. LCO Hydro




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