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November 11, 2012
Thank you Adam.
May 28, 2012
I remember that day in Kirkuk, standing at attention at this ramp ceremony, when all three Navy EOD heroes flag draped coffins were loaded onto that C130. The whole base turned out, Army, Navy, Air Force. It was the most difficult day of my life. It's hard to stand at attention, saluting, when you are a 49 year old grizzled sergeant, and you can't reach and wipe the tear that streamed down your face. The only comfort was that I was not alone. I have moved on in my life, and tried to put this all behind me, but Memorial Day is tough. There will be no backyard barbecue, no Memorial Day sales, no traveling with the family. Just this day of remembering the heroes we lost.

My heart goes out to the family.

TSgt Robert B. Sherbourne
April 06, 2012
Rest in peace Adam, you are not forgotten. Your mom, and all your loved ones are in our prayers today.
November 19, 2011
While we do not write during most of the year....we seem to have forgotten...I want you to know that we check in on your guestbook to see who posted.
Your picture is still on our desk....your family still in our prayers. We have not forgotten..
November 16, 2011

Since the Revolutionary War, soldiers have dedicated their lives to protecting and maintaining the pride in the U.S., and they are very important to us. We must remember that, although many soldiers did not make it through war, they are veterans, nonetheless. They deserve to be honored as much as anyone who survived.

I know of a young man from Valdosta, Georgia , Joseph "Adam" McSween, who lost his life fighting in Hawijah, Iraq and he is remembered and missed. He and all others who served in the United States military deserve recognition for their commitment to their country. There is not enough stone in the world to commemorate their sacrifices; not enough emotion in the world to feel what they felt, as many of them saw their human brethren give the ultimate sacrifice - their lives....
November 12, 2011
I cried when you passed away. I still cry today . Although I loved you dearly, I couldn't make you stay. A golden heart stopped beating, hard working hands at rest. God broke my heart to prove to me he only takes the best.
R.I.P. my son, I love you and miss you on a daily basis!
R.I.P. Adam, Love you and Miss you and thanks for your service!
R.I.P. My Hero, I love you and miss you every day! God Bless you and Thank you for your service!
In my heart forever,
Mom
November 06, 2011

?"REMEMBER ME"

To the living, I am gone. To the sorrowful, I will never return. To the angry, they were cheated. But to the joyful, I am at peace. And, to the faithful, I never left. I cannot speak, but I can listen. I cannot be seen, but I can be heard. So, as you stand upon a shore, gazing at a beautiful sea ... REMEMBER ME.
As you look in awe at a mighty forest
And its grand majesty .... REMEMBER ME.
As you look upon a flower and
Admire its simplicity ...
REMEMBER ME in your heart, your thoughts, remember the close, loving times we shared; the times we cried; the times we quarreled; the times we laughed.
For in these times that you gently remember me, I am not gone.
November 06, 2011
I didn't know a heart that was broken into a million pieces could still keep someone alive. We're all still here, doing the best we can under the most extreme circumstances imaginable. We covet your prayers." words of a friend, however, they are words in the hearts of all Gold Star Family Members~~~Adam, my sweet, sweet Adam, you are always in my heart. ?
August 23, 2011
"The moment that you died my heart was split in two, the one side filled with memories the other died with you. I often lie awake at night when the world is fast asleep and take a walk down memory lane with tears upon my cheek. Remembering you is easy I do it everyday, but missing you is a heartache that never goes away. I hold you tightly in my heart and there you will remain. Life has gone on without you but will never be the same. Missing you with my whole being. I love you my Son!"
~Unknown Author~~
May 31, 2011
What a hero you are to so many! I'm proud to say I knew you when you were a wonderful example to so many other teenagers. You were an exception to the "teenager" rule.....You were always kind, compassionate, and caring...extremely wise for your age.

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