Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Adamses in:
 • Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
 • San Antonio
 • Bexar County
 • Texas
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Lucian Adams
Birth: Oct. 22, 1922
Port Arthur
Jefferson County
Texas, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 2003
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He served in the United States Army during World War II as a Staff Sergeant in the 30th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division. He was awarded the CMOH for his bravery near St. Die, France, on October 28, 1944. His citation reads "For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity at risk of life above and beyond the call of duty. When his company was stopped in its effort to drive through the Mortagne Forest to reopen the supply line to the isolated third battalion, S/Sgt. Adams braved the concentrated fire of machineguns in a lone assault on a force of German troops. Although his company had progressed less than 10 yards and had lost 3 killed and 6 wounded, S/Sgt. Adams charged forward dodging from tree to tree firing a borrowed BAR from the hip. Despite intense machinegun fire which the enemy directed at him and rifle grenades which struck the trees over his head showering him with broken twigs and branches, S/Sgt. Adams made his way to within 10 yards of the closest machinegun and killed the gunner with a hand grenade. An enemy soldier threw hand grenades at him from a position only 10 yards distant; however, S/Sgt. Adams dispatched him with a single burst of BAR fire. Charging into the vortex of the enemy fire, he killed another machinegunner at 15 yards range with a hand grenade and forced the surrender of 2 supporting infantrymen. Although the remainder of the German group concentrated the full force of its automatic weapons fire in a desperate effort to knock him out, he proceeded through the woods to find and exterminate 5 more of the enemy. Finally, when the third German machinegun opened up on him at a range of 20 yards, S/Sgt. Adams killed the gunner with BAR fire. In the course of the action, he personally killed 9 Germans, eliminated 3 enemy machineguns, vanquished a specialized force which was armed with automatic weapons and grenade launchers, cleared the woods of hostile elements, and reopened the severed supply lines to the assault companies of his battalion". His Medal was awarded to him on March 29, 1945. (bio by: Russ Dodge) 
 
Burial:
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section AI, Site 555
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Russ Dodge
Record added: Apr 02, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7323745
Lucian Adams
Added by: Mademoiselle
 
Lucian Adams
Added by: Dennis Alan Deel
 
Lucian Adams
Added by: Don Morfe
 
There is 1 more photo not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.


- Lazer
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014

- Lazer
 Added: Jul. 6, 2014
"Nor shall your Glory be forgot while Fame her record keeps,for Honor points the hallowed spot where Valor proudly sleeps."
- 13th Generation Fairbanks in America
 Added: May. 27, 2014
There are 262 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
Do you have a photo to add? Click here
How famous was this person?
Current ranking for this person: (4.3 after 85 votes)
 

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service