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Age:   23
Hometown: Omaha, NE
Date of Death: 6/10/2007
Incident Location: Karbala, Iraq
 
Branch of Military:   Army
Rank: Spc.
Unit: 2nd Battalion, 377th Parachute Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat
Unit's Base: Fort Richardson, Alaska

Adam G. Herold was remembered for his sacrifice and called a "peacemaker" in death. "Oftentimes, when there is war, the soldiers sent to it are called peacemakers. It may seem like a contradiction, but making peace by subduing violence was indeed Adam''s calling," said the Rev. Michael Gutgsell. Herold, 23, of Omaha, Neb., was killed June 10 in Karbala by an explosive. He was assigned to Fort Richardson. He was fond of playing in camouflage as a boy, leading his friends to call him "Rambo." He earned a high school equivalency certificate and joined the Job Corps in Utah to learn a trade. He thought the Army was the best way to pay for a college education, said his father, Lance Herold. "If Adam decided to do something, he was just going to do it," his father said. "He knew he would succeed." Dave Ogden, a friend of the family, said he''d known Adam since the young man was born. "Just a wonderful kid, cheerful and it''s just going to be impossible to fill this hole in everybody''s lives," Ogden said. He is also survived by his mother, Debbie Herold.
Source: Associated Press
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