Warrant Officer John Wirka of 2nd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), died on January 14th. Since then, hundreds of people have paid homage online to the Green Beret, and $53,000 has been raised for his wife and young daughter. “John served his nation honorably and was loved by many. We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our finest soldiers,” said Col. John W. Sannes, 7th Group commander. Information regarding the circumstances of his death or the location have not been released.