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DAVIE, Fla. — A Marine from South Florida was killed in a suicide bombing in Iraq, his family said.

Marine Sgt. Adam Cann, of Davie, was killed in the attack Thursday in Ramadi, said his father, Leigh Cann.

Fifty-eight people died in the incident in which the bomber infiltrated a line of police recruits. Cann, 23, was one of two U.S. servicemen who died in the bombing, Leigh Cann said.

Adam Cann, a 2000 graduate of South Plantation High School, served with a K-9 security unit and was in charge of five other K-9 units spread across five bases, his father said.

He was on his second tour of duty in Iraq after his second enlistment with the military, and had also served in Afghanistan. Cann had earlier been posted near the borders of Syria and Jordan on his current tour, but asked to be assigned deeper inside Iraq, his father told The Miami Herald for a story in Saturday's editions.

Scheduled to return in March when the tour ended, he had looked forward to attending Miami Dolphins games, his father said.

"I'll miss my boy, for the rest of my life. He was the best; always laughing, always responsible, striving to excel, always loving his family, serving his country," Leigh Cann wrote early Friday after learning of his son's death.
Published in The Palm Beach Post on Jan. 7, 2006.
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January 25, 2021
Happy Birthday Marine RIP with our Lord
Larry Savarese USMC Ret
Military
January 7, 2021
Adam, 15 years have gone by, its hard to believe, seems like yesterday. I think about you and Mac everyday. Rest easy Iron Warrior.
MAJ Pete Keruskin (USA RET)
Military
January 6, 2021
15 years now Adam. Seems like yesterday. You are always in my heart and mind.
God Bless you son. I'll see you again someday
Leigh Cann
Father
January 5, 2021
RIP my brother
Semper Fi
Larry Savarese
Friend
May 26, 2020
Thank you Adam. Always remembered. Thought of you and Bruno all day.
Angie Fore
January 27, 2020
You are always on my mind.
Angie Fore
January 6, 2020
Adam Even though I was your neighbor for many years you were much older than my boys. I will always remember your laugh and zest for life. Thanks for giving it your all to save others.
Diana Bryan
Neighbor
January 6, 2020
It was an honor graduating boot camp with you on Parris Island brother. Semper Fi!!!
Jamaar Nathan
January 6, 2020
I know your family will always miss you. Rest peacefully Marine.
Rihard Sardo
Friend
January 6, 2020
Your Family still misses you and shares your story. Thank you for your service and your sacrifice. And my Freedom.
Laura E. Brown
January 6, 2020
Never Forgotten Marine...
Maj Pete Keruskin
Military
January 5, 2020
Angie Fore
January 5, 2020
We are all better people because of you. Your family, your friends, your trusted compadres and the acquaintances along the way, hold you and Bruno in our hearts. Forever a part of our souls journey. You are missed, always.
Angie Fore
December 23, 2019
Thinking of you and Bruno today. Wishing a Merry Christmas to you, your family and friends. NEVER FOGOTTEN.
Angie Fore
Friend
July 9, 2019
Thank you for your sacrifice.Always in our players
D Johns
January 28, 2019
Happy birthday #37 Adam. You will always be the bright light that shines on the path that we walk. Angie
Angie Fore
January 25, 2019
Happy Birthday Marine ...thought about you on the 5th...Semper Fi
Larry Savarese
Capt USMC Ret'd
Larry Savarese
January 5, 2019
Remembering you and of course Bruno. American Heroes. Thanks Adam. As always Angie
Angie Fore
August 16, 2018
Thinking of you today Adam. Your sacrifice for your Marines and our Nation will never be forgotten. We will always remember you Brother. Semper Fidelis.
TJ
August 15, 2018
Thinking of you Marine...you are with me every day...never forgotten...God bless you and may he shine his eternal light upon you always...until Valhalla brother.
Major Pete Keruskin (Ramadi Veteran)
June 4, 2018
If I had a flower for every time I think of you, I could walk forever in my garden. Semper Fi Marine.
Angie Fore
May 31, 2018
Still remember the day we found out. You are missed.
Michael McGarr
Military
May 3, 2018
Thinking of you and Bruno today.
Angie Fore
January 26, 2018
Jon Hemp The Dawgs Project
January 25, 2018
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARINE.....RIP
Semper Fi
Larry Savarese
January 5, 2018
You are loved by so many and never forgotten,,,RIP Marine...Semper Fi
Larry Savarese
December 4, 2017
You have been on my mind so much lately. You are missed Adam. Thanks for always being there. Angie
Angie Fore
May 27, 2017
Cann, Ive had a heavy heart all day...we made leis at PMO today to be placed at the veteran cemetary this weekend...As I sat there, I remember when we went to Corporals Course back at Pendleton. Mannnnn... I was not a runner back then! And you stayed back and ran with me on a run I thought I was going to die on-- you motivated me to keep going and not quit on myself...
You were an amazing Marine and person and will forever be missed.
Till Valhalla, Brother.
Alma Leal
May 25, 2017
Every day . . . forever.
Jon Hemp
May 24, 2017
Adam I still think of you all the time and think about what you would be doing in life. My little one was born on the day you were taken from us and I really feel you made sure she arrived safely to her daddy and I. Thank you for always looking over us, I make sure to keep checking in on your mom for you like you always made sure I did when you were alive. Take care Marine, have a Heineken with Bruno!
Miss you,
Becky
B C
May 24, 2017
Adam I never got the chance to know you but Timothy Davis from Fallen Heroes Honored shared your story and I made a promise to your father Leigh that I would never forget you. Thank You for my Freedom , I promise to never waste such a precious gift.
Jade Brown
January 30, 2017
5 days after your birthday. Giving you time to recover after the celebration I am sure you had. It was a big birthday this time with it being the big 35. Hope you shared a little of that Heavenly Ale with Bruno. We miss you still Adam so very much. We all thank you for continuing to watch over us in your special way. You are a busy Marine even to this day. I always think of you when that "song" just happens to come on especially while I am driving in heavy traffic and need to maneuver. LOL There is so much more but I'll save it for another time. Talk to you later. Semper Fi.
A. F.
January 26, 2017
Thought about you all day yesterday Adam. You would have been 35. Hard to believe. You'll always be young. I'll be the one who will be older when we meet again. Carol and I toasted you last evening. We figured that you were having a Heinekin with all the people that are with you now. You probably gave Bruno a sip also. Loving you always
Happy Birthday Adam,
Dad
Leigh Cann
January 25, 2017
Happy Birthday Marine...RIP
Semper Fi
Larry Savarese
Capt USMC Retd
Larry Savarese
January 6, 2017
Adam,
Thanks for the passion, and thanks for the frequent guidance. The bucket keeps moving and the Dawgs are loose.
Jon Hemp
January 6, 2017
Adam, another year passed yesterday. As always, I had many contacts from people that miss and love you as I do. You are ALWAYS in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless you in heaven. You are a great son and Marine. I am very proud.
Love you always
Dad
Leigh Cann
January 5, 2017
Rest in Peace Marine...you and all my Marine brothers are not forgotten...you are in our thoughts daily..
SEMPER FI
Larry Savarese
Capt
USMC Retd
Larry Savarese
June 6, 2016
Thanks Adam.
Angie
June 1, 2016
Adam, I remember you everyday. You are and will always be special to me. You are missed so much by your loving family and friends. You are a true American Hero!! God bless America and God bless the United States Marines.
Angie Fore
May 31, 2016
This Memorial Day I am remembering all of the brave men and women who gave the ultimate sacrifice for our great nation. This year I started supporting AnySoldier and found the tribute to Adam Cann on the home page.

Adam must have touched so many lives. I have 3 care packages that I will send out this week. The Cann Family will be in my thoughts as I mail them to other military members fighting for so many of us.

Thank you Adam,
Anne B
May 16, 2016
Honor, Duty, Corps and Country. Semper Fi Marine.
Kim Straker
January 25, 2016
Happy birthday Adam. We all love and miss you.
Angie Fore
January 24, 2016
Happy Birthday Marine...RIP
Larry Savarese Capt. USMC Ret'd
Larry Savarese
January 6, 2016
Hero's all of them
Paul Farrell
January 6, 2016
Yesterday was a hard one. You are so missed and loved by many. Say hello to Garrett for me. Semper Fi boys.
Angie Fore
January 5, 2016
See You At The Final Rally Point
Glenn Beine
January 5, 2016
On this tenth anniversary you are missed more each day.RIP Marine..Semper Fi
Larry Savarese
Capt USMC Retd
Larry Savarese
January 3, 2016
Happy Birthday, Marine. Thanks for the guidance and counsel. From an Old Dawg . . .
Jon Hemp
May 25, 2015
Semper Fi Marine
Raymond Aldaco
January 26, 2015
Happy Birthday Marine..sorry I'm a day late.
RIP
Larry Savarese Capt USMC Retd
Larry Savarese
January 26, 2015
Heading back to the land of the big PX next month Brother. I'm going to come see you and I'll bring a few Heineken. We all miss you and think about you all the time.
January 25, 2015
Happy birthday Adam. Semper Fi
Angie Fore
January 6, 2015
Hi Adam..was travelling yesterday but you were in my thoughts and prayers.
RIP Marine
Larry Savarese Capt USMC Retd
Larry Savarese
January 5, 2015
Adam, SALUTE & SEMPER FI.
Angie Fore
June 5, 2014
I will always love you
J
May 26, 2014
You will never be forgotten.
Kristin
January 25, 2014
Happy Birthday Marine..RIP
Semper Fi
Larry Savarese Capt USMC Retd
January 6, 2014
remembering you- you will never be forgotten.
sheila
January 6, 2014
Thinking of you as always.
Angie Fore
January 5, 2014
The years have not diminished the love and respect and how much you are missed by your family and friends.
May you rest in peace in the arms of our Lord.
Semper Fi Marine
Larry Savarese Capt USMC Retd
Larry Savarese
May 24, 2013
How brave you were, your dedication is heartwarming, thanks to you, may you rest in peace my friend.
Chantale Coulombe
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January 25, 2013
Happy Birthday Marine...Rest in Peace
Larry Savarese
Capt USMC Ret'd
January 7, 2013
SGT Cann,
You and Mac are on my mind all the time. Gone but not forgotten my brother.
MAJ Pete Keruskin (U.S. Army Retired)
January 7, 2013
Wasn't able to get online until today. 'SALUTE' You will always be remembered in my heart. ~ Semper Fi
Angie Fore
January 6, 2013
Brother, I told your story again tonight. Never gets any easier. But I make this promise to you...no matter how hard or difficult it is, your legacy and memory will never fade. I cherish every chance I get to share your story with someone who sees your picture and asks. We miss you Marine.
January 6, 2013
To let you know that Adam is not forgotten. I guess I missed by a day to post on the anniversary of his death but please know he is never forgotten. Rest in peace.
sheila
January 5, 2013
To the family and friends of Sgt. Adam L. Cann:
It has truly been my honor to sign Adam's guest book these past few years. Unfortunately, due to complications from my Multiple Sclerosis, this may be the last message I'm able to write. Please forgive me and know that Adam will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
January 5, 2013
There is not enough paper in the word to hold all the words to say thank you for sacrificing yourself for your country. My sincere condolences go out to your family and friends. Although I did not get to meet you personally I am very good friends with a soldier from your Unit Brandon T, His pictures show how strong and dedicated of a soldier you were. May God protect your soul as you protected our Country RIP Soldier (I solute you)
Stephanie Hazelton
January 5, 2013
Thank you for protecting my freedom May you soar on your angel wings
Nancie
January 5, 2013
God bless all of you and thanks to my nephew Brandon he has a family that remembers him in New Jersey today and always
Linda Massimo
January 5, 2013
Hey Adam, thought you might like to know that this year's Rose Bowl Parade had a float honoring military dogs. They had a German shepherd-Malinois mix with a Lcpl handler. Made so many of us think of you.
Rest in peace Marine
Larry Savarese Capt USMC Retd.
Larry Savarese
June 25, 2012
Today I learned about the life and legacy of Adam Cann. My thoughts are with his family and friends.
June 5, 2012
R.I.P. Sgt. Adam L. Cann...Sempfer Fi
May 28, 2012
You gave the ultimate, your life for my freedom. The older I get the more I realize this truth: Freedom is NOT free. Thank you. May our Lord Jesus Christ continue to bless your loved ones with unending Grace.
Vesta G.
May 22, 2012
I will add Adam's name to our Memorial
Day honor wall (Buddy Poppy Plates) at
the local VFW Post 4309 where I am a life
member of the auxiliary. The picture of the
dog at the grave is so touching. Jenny
McGaha Brevard, NC
May 22, 2012
Sadly you have left this world to early. But someday you will be reunited with the ones that miss you and loved you so much. Thanks for serving this great country of ours. I salute you young solider and thank you for your commitment.
Richard Radke
May 22, 2012
Adam, I finally got to go see you at Arlington. It will never be a "goodbye" man, but rather a "how have you been". Your picture is on my desk...and always will be. You are missed. TJ
May 21, 2012
IM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOST HE WAS A BRAVE MAN HE WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN I WISH I COULD OF KNOWN HIM,
DEBORAH BABEE
May 20, 2012
Gabe my K9 partner and I salute you hero. You and your family will always be in our prayers
Chuck Shuck
May 20, 2012
Sgt, Adam L. Cann will never be forgotten. I wish I had a chance to get to know you. One day I'm sure we will meet in a peaceful place. Love the Nolans.
Debbie Nolan
March 14, 2012
Not forgotten. Semper Fi
Angie
March 3, 2012
You're a hero, Adam. Every man dies, but not every man really lives. You took your torch and lit the world. My prayers are with your family. You paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and we keep your memory safe in our hearts forever.
Jen Robbins
January 25, 2012
Happy Birthday Marine...rest in peace
Larry Savarese
Capt USMC ret'd
Larry Savarese
January 25, 2012
Happy 30th Birthday Adam. Sure was a joyous day. Love & Miss you.
Dad
January 14, 2012
Remembering you and your sacrifice.
Never forgotten.
To your family I sinscerely pray that they do find some comfort in their memories of you
sheila
January 6, 2012
January 5, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. Adam L. Cann:
Always remembering Adam. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
January 6, 2012
Adam,

I'm back over in the suck man. I think about you all the time and miss you everyday Brother. I've accepted that the hurt will never go away. I love you Brother. S/F
TJ
January 5, 2012
Adam
The years have not diminished the love and respect we all have for you.Rest in peace Marine.
Larry Savarese Capt USMC Ret'd
Larry Savarese
January 5, 2012
Adam,
Just wanted you to know that you are not forgotten brother. God Bless
MAJ Pete Keruskin (Ramadi Veteran)
January 5, 2012
Love and miss you Adam. God Bless you.
December 25, 2011
Merry Christmas Adam. Your spirit is always within me. Loving and missing you always.
Dad
September 6, 2011
thinking of you. remembering you and our sacrifice.
rest in peace...........
April 12, 2011
It is an amazing sacrifice you have made, God Bless you & your family!
Troy & Darla Burge
January 25, 2011
Happy Birthday Marine. Rest in peace.
Capt Larry Savarese(USMC Retired)
Larry Savarese
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