Reports: Mount Pleasant native killed in Iraq

Adam McKamey Wenger

The Charleston area lost its second soldier in about a month Wednesday when Adam McKamey Wenger, 27, formerly of Mount Pleasant, was reported to have died in Iraq.

The circumstances behind his death are unclear and his family does not have all the details. He had been in the U.S. Army for about eight years and leaves behind a wife and two young children.

His older brother spoke Thursday of someone who made sacrifices.

"He was a good kid," said David Wenger, 31. "He loved his country. He wanted to serve his country. He wanted to do his duty."

Adam Wenger was born and raised in Mount Pleasant and went to Christ Our King School and Wando High before joining the service. He was a sergeant assigned to the artillery, though David Wenger could not provide specifics about his brother's mission overseas.

He did say he had gone through four or five deployments and was assigned to Ft. Stewart, Ga. He leaves behind a wife, Brandy; daughter, Aubrey 5; and a son, Matthew 3. He was scheduled to return in December.