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When Brandon E. Adams managed to speak a few words to his family, they hoped the worst had passed. He had been badly injured Feb. 16 in Fallujah when a grenade exploded as he was clearing a house. Doctors in Baghdad were able to remove six pieces of shrapnel from his head, but they had to leave three pieces behind and remove parts of his skull. He spent the next several months in hospitals in Germany and the United States. "He was improving very slowly. His mind was good and all his vital signs were fine," said Melda Bricker, Adams'' grandmother. "He had started to say a few words." Adams, 22, of Hollidaysburg, Pa., died Sept. 19 at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He was based at Fort Drum. A 2000 high school graduate, Adams enlisted in the Army after graduation and served for more than two years in Alaska. Adams wrestled during high school and liked camping and hiking. He is survived by his parents.

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Published in Legacy on Jan. 28, 2005.
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April 20, 2021
-I do not know Adams himself, however i served my country proudly.- now i live quietly in the small Missouri town of Tightwad , pop. 69
USN SeaBee's
NMCB 40 Port Hueneme, CA
- I do know this :
Adams wore that uniform with great pride, something that you will never rip from a soldier, cant take that away, no sir. Those servicemen who spoke of Adams , grasp that same pride. Can't take it from them neither, no sir.
In theory, "you" can try..... But I wouldn't if I was "you".
Adams , these here Servicemen...., soldiers, sailors, and their loved ones, grasp that very same pride.
I will include Adams and his family in tonights prayer, as i pray nightly, I include our servicewomen / servicemen to some degree, highlighting the Navy of course, in thanking the young man for his sacrifice.
I served proudly next to great people. Any of the which will stand next to each other, words not needed to be spoke, and ya already know.
They would for you.
Adams did for us.
I stumbled upon this obituary, a Facebook page posted a found picture stuck behind a frame, finder looking for the owner and or family of, .......
to return a serviceman's boot-camp photo. (name tape reads Adams) Highly unlikely I found the lad in the pic. althogh the age would be same in years. it is possible....(no photo to compare here.) not the point.
A Serviceman's Photo. And the effort some one is giving to return it.
Now Just stop and think about that !
That pride I spoke of, I guarantee you , YOU WILL NOT RIP FROM THIER HANDS NEITHER, NO SIR. !
Anyone can look and see in any one of those pictures we all know of and are familiar with. Ever think of that being the first pic, first chance to show off that pride which was worked hard for and earned proudly. A soldier and his uniform, their first picture together. You know and remember that feeling ! Pride fully grasped !
Those who are close to Adams and his family, God Bless, and you are strong in your pain. I want you all to remember the soldier in the picture, when you think of them, grasp tightly not to let go, cant nobody take them from you. and you best belive we wont allow them to be taken , NO SIR ! WE HAVE YOU FULLY IN GRASP !
If you are still reading this , please know , Adams, years later after this obituary written, still reaches, still moves, and I hope you realize we still have you in our grasp and you will never be let go alone. Pride will not allow for that.
This reaches years and more, A couple wants to return a seemingly all to common photo from 2000 (21yrs). I see why , the pride , grasping , i see why and i agree.
Thank You Adams for letting me speak on this here obituary of yours.
And to the Greatest Dam Country In The World ,
God Bless, your Beautiful !

(I posted the picture of Adams looking to return photo, has a flag in backgound with his army bdu's. not posted in relation to the passed soldier Adams - i dont think-)
Mike L. (bg)
Served In Military Together
March 23, 2015
In Gods kingdom government there will be no wars
Isaiah 2:4
October 22, 2014
October 22
To the Adams family and friends.
Please find comfort in knowing that God cares for you and understands your pain. Isa 40:29 you have my deepest sympathy.
June 11, 2014
I came across Brandon's story while searching for information on Hollidaysburg. I want to thank Brandon for his sacrifice and let his family know that, even 10 years later, his sacrifice is remembered and appreciated.
December 2, 2013
Psalms 46:9
He is making wars to cease to the extremity of the earth.
The bow he breaks apart and does cut the spear in pieces;
The wagons he burns in the fire. What a joyful day that the earth looks forwards to.
September 19, 2013
To the family and friends of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams:
It has truly been my honor to sign Brandon'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 Brandon will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy
Peggy Childers
April 1, 2013
We would like to express our deepest condolences and also let the Adams Family know that we recently sent Care Packages to American troops in the war zones. Each box carried a dedication sheet that includes the name, service information and a photo of your loved one. We recognize that this is a humble tribute, but we wanted you to know that it is heartfelt and made possible by thousands of like-minded individuals in the youth hockey community and beyond. We will not forget. May God Bless you and keep you strong.
Charlie Gili & Family
On Behalf of the US Hockey Players Support Our Troops Campaign
Charlie Gili
November 22, 2012
September 19, 2012
To the family and friends of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams:
Always remembering Brandon. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
July 16, 2012
elizabeth adams
hi my name is elizabeth adams
elizabeth adams
May 30, 2012
Sgt.David O'Steen
March 21, 2012
Prayer Shawls 4 Fallen Soldiers ( is an organization with groups throughout the country who strive to send handmade prayer shawls and/ or lap robes to families who have lost a loved one in service to our country. Members of Trindle Spring Lutheran Church in Mechanicsburg, PA would like to honor your son's sacrifice and memory by sending our prayers and comfort through a shawl which we will mail to you. If you are interested, please contact me at with the names and addresses and what they would like to receive. We will send them as soon as possible. Also, if you know of any other families who are grieving the loss of a loved one who died serving our country, please pass along my e-mail address, as our organization can no longer get family contacts through the military. May God bless you and comfort you in the days ahead. Sincerely, Lynne
Lynne Neibert
March 11, 2012
To Brandon's family: I would like you to know that there are strangers like myself who have not forgotten soldiers such as Brandon and the contributions that they have made for us. May you be well on the path to healing.
A Massachusetts Resident.
September 19, 2011
To the family and friends of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams:
Please accept my remembrance of Brandon on the anniversary of his passing and know that he will never be forgotten.
Peggy Childers
August 30, 2011
To the families of our American Heroes,

I want to thank each of you for your personal sacrifices on behalf of my family and America.
May God comfort your souls and bring peace in your hearts that your loss is not in vain.
God Bless our valiant warriors families in the ages to come.

RIP courageous ones!
Psalm 25:20
Julio Rodriguez
January 14, 2011
Your legacy will forever live on in the hearts of those who knew you and shared in your struggle to protect our country and the ultimate sacrifice you gave so that we can be grateful for what we have. Your family, friends, loved ones and fellow soldiers will stay in my thoughts and prayers.
A Proud Military Mom.
Elizabeth Raab
September 19, 2010
To the family and friends of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams:
Remembering Brandon on the anniversary of his passing. May our fallen heroes never be forgotten!
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
August 16, 2010
Aug 18th 2010
I served with Brandon in Alaska. We were both in the same platoon. I am proud to be able to call him a friend. When I think about my time serving in the Army, I think of Brandon often. He was a great Man and Friend. I am so very sorry for your loss!
travis stauffacher
March 11, 2010
I just wanted you all to know that I am still thinking about Brandon! Doug, Janelle, Carol, "Sam" & any others that have come along that I don't know about in your family.
Stay Strong!
Jeff Porter
September 4, 2009
”Honor and Remember” - “Project Compassion” We love our Soldiers! We love our country and we cannot express enough love and compassion to the families of our fallen heroes. War does not discriminate – It breaks our hearts to see the faces of the fallen. We want to give this gift to you. We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization! Over 1,750 portraits have been completed and shipped to the parents and or spouse - at no cost as this is a gift from one American to another!
Contact us directly at or go to . If you have already had a portrait completed, we pray that you are enjoying the portrait and God Bless You.
Sincerely and Respectfully,
Kenna Larra
October 28, 2008
Dear Brave Sgt. Brandon E. Adams,

Please accept your country's gratitude for the brave young man you were. You answered the call to arms and you did your job without question. And now you rest in God's Kingdom, never more to know the horrors of war you faced with such courage. Sleep well dear son of parents who, like all of us, hold you forever in their hearts. Think of us who you've had to leave behind and know that you have made your country a better place for having walked among us.
James M. Koster
September 19, 2008
In Memory of Brandon ~ (Debra Estep)
Holding you all in my thoughts and prayers.

The Wind on The Downs

“I like to think of you as brown and tall,
As strong and living as you used to be,
In khaki tunic, Sam Brown belt and all,
And standing there and laughing down at me.
Because they tell me, dear, that you are dead,
Because I can no longer see your face,
You have not died, it is not true, instead
You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe;
I hear you laughing as you used to do,
Yet loving all the things I think of you;
And knowing you are happy, should I grieve?
You follow and are watchful where I go.”

(Written by Marian Allen during World War l )

Two lines that I wish you to keep near your heart…….

“You seek adventure in some other place.
That you are round about me, I believe”

I did not know Brandon, but I am remembering
his service. He is my hero. !

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

The Other Side

i'm over on the other side
where life and death softly divide.
left my skin and bones behind
now i'm over on the other side.

can you feel me there with you?
my breath is gone but i'm not through.
loved you then and i still do
from over on the other side.

i can fly. really fly.
below the earth ... all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

it's good here on the other side.
the sweetest songs...the bluest skies.
thank you for the tears you cried
but it's good here on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth...all through the sky.
tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side

the world is smaller than a needle's eye.
where life and death softly divide.
when you leave your skin and bones behind
i'll be waiting on the other side.

i can fly. really fly. below the earth ... all through the sky.
go tell em all i did not die.
i'm just over on the other side.

Song lyrics by Don Conoscenti
C Desert Muse/SESAC
(Used with permission)

“I hope it brings great comfort to any and all.
Peace on you. DonCon” 4-2008

The Other Side –
(To hear the song)


Deb Estep ~ Ohio
Proud Air Force Mom SSgt Vince – Lackland AFB
Proud Air Force MIL SrA Dana – Randolph AFB

Remembering The Fallen – Blog

Angel and soldier drawing I have shared here.
August 5, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams:
Brandon gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
June 17, 2008
To the Adams' family:
Although I didn't know Brandon well, we were classmates together. When I heard of his passing, my heart fell. My thoughts and prayers are with you as I think of Brandon often, not only a former classmate, but a hero.
Julie Scoggins (Baker)
June 17, 2008
My heart goes out to Brandons family and his friends. He died a hero! God Bless you all.
Jennifer and Joshua Shepherd
June 12, 2008
To the family and friends of Sgt. Brandon Adams: On Saturday, June 14th (Flag Day) there will be an event in Topeka, KS called The Reading. Volunteers will be reading the names of the fallen from Iraq and Afghanistan. I'll be Reading Brandon's name. Each Reader is given a page of 50 names - first name, middle initial, last name, date of death and home state. After each name a bell will toll. The event is expected to take approximately 6 hours to complete. It's important to me the family know of this event in memory of their loved one. Your loved one and friend has not been forgotten. My condolences to his family and friends
May 29, 2008
We are so grateful for your service for our safety and freedom!
April 21, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, our prayers are with you for your loss. What he has done for our country and our freedom will not be forgotten. May God bless your family.
April 19, 2008
You are remembered and respected. Thank you Sgt Adams!
February 29, 2008
Dear Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. I want to express my sympathy to you and I hope that you are able to cope during this time of grief. I know that it is a difficult time you all have to go through but in the Bible it gives us hope that soon Jehovah would make wars to cease and that he yearns to bring back those that have been taken away by death. So imagine living in a world where it would be warfree and everyone would be living as one united family.
royena smith
January 5, 2008
May God heal the suffering in your heart and give you comfort knowing your soldier served his country honorably.

SPC. A. A. Cuccia
28th MP CO.
December 4, 2007
November 11, 2007
To the family of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams:
Brandon gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
Peggy Childers
October 3, 2007
To a hero:
THANK YOU so much for all that you have done. You were truly a angel on earth.My sympanthy to the whole family. And thank you for allowing us to contiune to have this freedom that we get to enjoy each and every day. For every fallen soldier there is a star in the heavens and I will countiune to bow my head and pray.
R.I.P Angel
August 1, 2007
If this person can stand in battle to ensure my freedom, then I will stand in grief with his/her family to honor him/her. For every fallen HERO there is a bright star that shines in the evening sky to remind us of the cherished gift we were given – even if for too short a time.
My heart breaks again as I sign yet another guest book of another courageous young soldier who gave their life so selflessly. I wish I never found myself in a position to have to sign another guest book for the rest of my life, but I promised LE RON A. WILSON (a dear friend KIA 7/6/07, 18yrs old) that neither he nor any like him would be forgotten and so I will continue until the day there is no longer the need.

Althea Barrett(Queens, NY)
July 12, 2007
Thank you for the sacrifice made by Sgt Adams and the sacrifice made by everyone who loves and misses him! May God bless all of you!!
June 22, 2007
I would like to send out my condolences to your family. My heart goes out to you. God watch out over all of you.
Richard Sallese
June 13, 2007
i was a friend of SGT adams at 1/32inf. my deepest sympathys to family and all that knew him.
Mark Baum
May 3, 2007
We are sorry it took us so long to post an entry for your family member. We are trying to catch up after locating this website. God Bless for allowing us to honor these heros.

We can't imagine what you have been going through since being notified of the death of your young Warrior. The Military and families all over the USA and world are grieving with you and praying for you. What a very brave individual you have in your family that would give up a life for their homeland and its people so they can remain free. Your Freedom Fighter has served the Country above and beyond the call of duty, let no one ever tell you different. With the mission now completed your Warrior has been redeployed to Heaven to sit on the right hand of the Supreme Commander and Chief. The Father above has Brandon in his arms and will give him peace as well as eventually easing your pain and suffering. God speed to you and Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, our HERO. We are so proud of them that are willing to sacrifice for this great Nation, THANK YOU.

Army Retired
Cory and Mary Orvik
April 29, 2007
In My Pocket

I have memories in my pocket.
They rattle among the change.

My memories of you are treasures I carry wherever I go.

They are stored in bits and pieces, parts of a beautiful whole
They give me comfort when I think I am alone.

Yes, I have memories in my pocket, like so much other stuff I keep there.

But of all the treasures I have, it’s the memories of you that are the most precious.

Nancy Sahlberg
March 15, 2007
We are so sorry for your loss.May God bless you with comfort and peace.

In loving memory of our nephew
Spec Philip Cody Ford
KIA Baghdad 10-Dec-2006
Ron and Kim
February 16, 2007
A Multitude of Thanks, to this Brave Young Soldier, who gave his life for our Country and for Freedom. Thank you Brandon for your Courage, and your unselfish Dedication and Service. May God Bless you for your gallant fight.

"I consider that our present sufferings.
are not worth comparing with the glory
that shall be revealed in us."
Romans 8:18

May Brandon Rest Safely, in God's Loving Care and may the Peace of the Lord be with the Adams family.
Those who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice, So Many and So Young, shall Never Be Forgotten, my brother among them. KIA-Vietnam 1967.

I am sincerely hoping that you continue to feel the thoughts of caring and support that surround you each day, as this Country remembers someone very precious to you, who is a Hero to all of us.
I am so deeply sorry for your loss.
Garnet Jenkins
January 22, 2007
Brandon served with my nephew. I just want to say our thoughts and prayers are with you. We appreciate Brandon's service to our country.
C Daugherty
November 13, 2006
God bless you and your family. I am an Army wife and fear for my husbands safety everyday. I cannot imagine your pain as parents, but want you to know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. You have a handsome angel always with you now, and we will forever remember his selfless service. God bless you.
Tara and Mike Jones
October 21, 2006
The loss of someone so close is difficult to bear. Please know that we share your grief, and our prayers are with you. THANK YOU for serving our country, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN!
Shirley & Joseph Siravo
September 14, 2006
Paying tribute to Sgt. Brandon E. Adams thank you for your service and dedication and making the ultimate sacrifice so that we may continue living in a free country. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. You will never be forgotten
God Bless you
Sherry Breeden
May 3, 2006
To the Adams family: I previously signed Brandon's guest book. Know that I continue to think and pray for Brandon and you each day. Soon it will be 20 months since you were taken. You will never be forgotten.
Tom Gugliuzza-Smith
March 7, 2006
To the family of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams,
I want to tell you how sad I was upon hearing about the loss of your loved one, Brandon. God bless him. Brandon is a real American Hero. I will remember him and all his family in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of each other.
John Whitmore
February 4, 2006
My son Sgt Dale T. Lloyd served with Brandon in Iraq. He was also with whe 10th Mountain division and wrestled and liked hiking. Dale lost his life in a mortar attack along with Pfc Charles C. Persing on July 19, 2004. When Captain Duplesses, Sgt Saupp, his wife, Sgt Leslie and another soldier were on their way back to Fort Drum from paying their respects to Brandon they were passing close to where I live and invited me to join them for dinner and that is when I was told that Brandon passed away. I truely know how deep the hurt is that you bear. I thank Brandon for his sacrifice and take great pride in what he, Dale, Charles, and many others have given. I have met many of those that served with our sons and still stay in contact with some of them. Our sons served with the best and they feel the same pain that we do. God bless your family, Dick Lloyd
Dick LLoyd
November 30, 2005
My heartfelt sympathy to the Adams family in the loss of your dear son, brother and hero Brandon. I did not know your son/brother, ( I lived in the Easton/Bangor PA area 50 yrs.) but my heart is broken and I am sadden for your loss of such a young man. May God bring you peace in your heart as you reflect on all the wonderful memories you hold so close. Please know that you are in my heart and prayers.
I send each of you a hug from my heart.
Love and Peace

To live in the hearts
of those you leave behind
is never to die"
~Robert Orr~
Tom Gugliuzzas-Smith
November 18, 2005
Rest in Peace. You are a hero.
October 30, 2005
The Wallum family
wallum family
October 7, 2005
I don't know you or your family personally, but I want to say thank you for giving up your life for me and all americans, God Bless You and God Bless the USA
September 25, 2005
God Bless our military and their families..
Land of the free,because of the brave..(Jamie,Navy wife)
Jamie Graves
September 19, 2005
Nobel, heroic, couragous and brave
So you lived, so you gave
Valiant, honorable, trustworthy and true
We are forever endebted to you.
Linda Sweeney
September 11, 2005
To the family and friends of Sgt. Brandon E. Adams. I walk the streets of this country freely because of men like Brandon. Freedom is not free and it is not easy. It's hard and ugly and costs us incredible men and women. May GOD truly help you as you deal with your incredible loss.
Mary Marcucci
August 6, 2005
Wanda Cobb
July 30, 2005
Dear Adams Family,
I wanted to share my story for the world to see... I went to Fort Leonardwood to see my son graduate bootcamp, during our visit I bought a fallen hero brass bracelet and it was Sgt. Brandon Adams, I could not wait to get home to find out about my soldier,as soon as I got home I was on the internet searching for his information,much to my surprise his family didnt live far from me and as well his father worked even closer, What are the chances??? from Missouri to Pennslyvania this bracelet had traveled so I felt compelled to return at least part of him to his family, I dont know Brandon personally but if he is anything like his family He WAS MORE than a good soldier HE WAS A WONDERFUL MAN, His family I am sure still miss him badly everyday but hopefully I gave them a little bit back that no one else can have.
My Heartfelt Condolences to the Adams Family. Thank You So Much Brandon,you are among the bravest now.
July 5, 2005
I want to say first of all how proud of this young man and I'm so very sorry for his families loss. I want the family to know that I am very proud of each and every person who fights for our rights here and gives us the freedom to live like we live. I have a brother right now serving in Kwait and I worry each and every day for him and everyone over there. I want to say that you have a very special place in my heart and thank you very much.
Mechelle Weyer
June 30, 2005
June 28, 2005
Your sacrifice and courage is very appreciated. Thank you for fighting for the beief of a more beautiful world!
Eddie, Lynn, and Alicia Brock
June 15, 2005
To the Adams family, I extend my deepest sympathy and heartfelt appreciation for your sons service to our counry.
Mike Kokoruda
May 31, 2005
Dear family,I will never forget Brandon,I think of him often.God Bless You .
Jeri Edwards (nurse)
May 30, 2005
To Sgt. Adams and his family, on this very special day dedicated to our fallen troops and veterans alike,our prayers are with you always.
gregory Erosenko
May 28, 2005
I would like to thank Sgt adams and his family for his courage and will to make the ultimate sacrifice. semper fidelis
March 3, 2005
Brandon was my Soldier for two years in Alaska. He was one of the finest young men I have ever known. Good bless him and his family. "Truth and Courage"
SSG Clarence Massey
February 27, 2005
February 26, 2005
B, we all love and miss you so much. I know you're still with me every moment of my life, but I also know that one day we'll all be together again in heaven. love you, miss you <3
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