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Robert R. Wolff, Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army (Retired), 59, died May 9,1997 at his home in Lake Ridge, Virginia.
Colonel Wolff was commissioned through the Reserve Officers' Training Corps as a second lieutenant upon graduation from the University of Minnesota. He is veteran of the Vietnam War. He served several tours in Germany. He retired August 30, 1988, after 32 years of service.
His awards and decorations include the Combat Infantryman's Badge, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Parachute Badge, Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal and Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry.
He is survived by his wife, Karen; five children, Andrew, Timothy, Alexis, Kristina and Erika.
Burial was held May 15 at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.
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