Michael R.-Adams-Obituary

1st Lt. Michael R. Adams

Seattle, Washington


Seattle, Washington


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In an e-mail to his family, Michael R. Adams talked of how much he loved his job and of the responsibility he felt toward the 15 soldiers he led. He remained with his platoon longer than he had to because he wanted to return with them to Fort Carson, Colo., on the unit''s last boat home. "I always tell people that I have the best job in the world, and I can''t believe they pay me for this!" he wrote. Adams, 24, of Seattle, died March 16 riding in a tank west of Baghdad. A passing vehicle collided with the tank, causing a .50-caliber machine gun on a swivel to whip around, striking Adams. "He died doing what he wanted to do," Adams'' father, Don, said. An Eagle Scout before his 16th birthday, Adams graduated from high school in 1998 with a near-perfect grade-point average. That earned him nominations to the U.S. Naval Academy and to West Point. Pam Schilz, who had been Adams'' guidance counselor, said she is not surprised that the returned members of his platoon in Iraq gave up their family time _ with some even paying their own way to fly to West Point _ to carry his casket. "I totally understand why. He would always watch out for the people around him," she said.

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It's been 10 years today. Family and friends of LT Mike Adams have remembered his passing everyday since. In our own way, many of us relive that day over and over again. What to say on such an anniversary? What would you say? I will tell you that Mike has a great sense of humor. We always found time to laugh and joke about the "dangerous" missions we survived. Through adversity we found comfort in camaraderie and mission accomplishment. We would joke about it, then move on to the...

Always in our hearts and memories! Never will we forget!

What a wonderful young man. His picture says it all.

March 16, 2013
To the family and friends of 1st Lt. Michael R. Adams:
It has truly been my honor to sign Michael'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 Michael will always be remembered in my home.
With love and respect ~ Peggy

Dear family of Michael,
I have Michaels breacelet from herobracelet.org, if any of the family would like it, i would gladly ship it to you.

With our deepest condolences.

2 Kings 4: 32-37

i know it may be late but still would like to say thank you to the family of this fine hero. may god give you all peace in your hearts.

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