September 13, 2011
BORN: December 19, 1975
HOMETOWN: Portland, OR
ENTERED SERVICE: 1995
UNITS: 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment; 1st Bn., 501st Infantry; 1st Bn., 23rd Infantry; C Co., 3rd Bn, 3rd SFG (A); 1st Bn, 10th SFG (A)
MILITARY TRAINING: Airborne School, Jungle Warfare School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, and the Special Forces Qualification Course.
DEPLOYMENTS: Iraq (2); Afghanistan (3).
AWARDS AND DECORATIONS: Bronze Star Medals (2), Army Commendation Medals (3), Army Achievement Medals (4), Army Good Conduct Medals (5), National Defense Service Medals (2), Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, three Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge and Expert Infantryman's Badge.
SURVIVED BY: Wife Melany, sons Jeffrey and John, daughter Skye.
MSG Adams was sadly taken from us in Afghanistan when his team was ambushed by RPG's, Mortars and Small Arms.
Special Forces Team Sergeant