Plainfield - SSG Frank E. Adamski III, stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., formerly of Plainfield, was killed in action in Kunar Province, Afghanistan, on Tuesday, March 29, 2011.
He was born in Port Jefferson, N.Y., on March 30, 1984, to Frank E. Adamski Jr. of Voluntown and Susan (Poppiti) Adamski of Port Jefferson, N.Y. After moving to Connecticut from Long Island at age nine, he attended elementary school in Voluntown. He grew up in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School in 2002 where he participated in football and track. He joined the Army in March 2005, where he completed basic training in Ft. Benning, Ga. Following basic training, he was stationed in Friedberg, Germany, where he was attached to the 1/36th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division. He deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He married the love of his life, Danielle (Bimler) Adamski on March 31, 2007.
After returning home, he was stationed in Fort Benning, Ga., where he was a Javelin Anti-Armor Missile instructor. In early 2009, he re-enlisted and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky., where he was attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 2/327 1st Brigade Combat Team.
In February of 2010, he became a proud father of Victoria Grace Adamski. Shortly after Victoria's birth, he was deployed to Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by his parents; his sister, Veronica Adamski; his great-grandmother, Emma Marie Adamski; and numerous family members.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 5, 2011, at St. John the Apostle Church in Plainfield. A gathering will be held at the Plainfield VFW following the service, and all are welcome. Burial will be private at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.
By request of the family, we ask that you bring a dish and your many fond memories of Frank. We want his infectious smile and sense of humor to live on forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the SSG Frank E. Adamski III Scholarship, c/o Plainfield High School, PO Box 218. Central Village CT 06332.
Published in The Day on Apr. 3, 2011.