One of two southern Wisconsin brothers serving in Afghanistan has been killed. 20-year-old Army Private Adam Novak of Prairie du Sac and another soldier died last Friday, when insurgents used an improvised explosive device to attack their vehicle.
Novak’s 23-year-old brother Logan began serving in Afghanistan a week ago. He was sent home after his brother died.
The family had moved from Wisconsin to Fergus Falls Minnesota, where they stayed for 11 years before moving back. Novak was in the Boy Scouts in Fergus Falls, and he played soccer there. He completed his senior year of high school at Sauk-Prairie, where he graduated in 2008 and joined the Army. He met his wife Celeste at basic training. They were married in March, and were planning to have a formal ceremony upon his return home in November.
Adam Novak was a private in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division’s cavalry regiment based at Fort Campbell Kentucky. Funeral arrangements are pending in Prairie du Sac.