To SPC Abad: You were an amazing Soldier, and I was proud to have been your first squad leader. You helped me a great deal when it came time to train the rest of the squad. Thanks to your eagerness to continually improve in everything that you tried to do, our gun became the fastest, most skilled Mortar Team in the 173rd ABCT. Thank you for serving our country. It is because of brave young men and women such as yourself that it is such an honor to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States! You will be missed forever, and I will see you at the Great Drop Zone in the Sky. Sky Soldiers, All the Way, Airborne.
To the family of SPC Abad: My family and I are truly and deeply saddened by your loss. It was an honor and a privilege to serve beside Sergio. Whether I was acting in the capacity of his supervisor or his equal, he always showed the proper respect. I will always remember Sergio zooming down the hallway of the barracks in his rollerblades and on his bike. He was excellent at entertaining his fellow Soldiers, and he always put others needs before his own. He would gladly give another Soldier his meal when food was short, even though, many times, that meant he had little to eat. He gave the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, so, therefore, if you need anything, please let me know at the e-mail address below and I will do whatever I can to get help for you