|Birth: ||Oct. 8, 1948|
North Carolina, USA
|Death: ||Nov. 2, 1970|
Buon Ma Thuot, Vietnam
US Air Force Sgt Erhard Jimmie Adams, Vietnam Veteran, Native of Fayetteville, NC.
US Air Force Sgt Erhard Jimmie Adams was a member of the Air Force. SGT Adams served our country until November 2nd, 1970 in Darlac, South Vietnam. He was 22 years old and was not married. It was reported that Erhard died from heart failure. SGT Adams is on panel 06W, line 033 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C.
USAF Veteran and Fayetteville Native. Sgt Erhard Jimmie Adams, 12 SPS, was assigned to Phu Cat Air Base as a sentry dog handler when he became sick and was evacuated to the hospital at Cam Rahn Bay where he died on Nov 2, 1970. Monty Moore,Sentry Dog Handler, RVN 1968-70. His unit was the 12th Security Police Squadron, 12th TFW, 13th Air Force.
ADAMS, ERHARD JIMMIE, DOB: Oct. 8, 1948, DOD: Nov 2, 1970, UNIT: 12th Security Police Squadron, Air Force. Graduate of Seventy-First High School, 1967. Died as a result of non-hostile action. Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie J. Adams of 1101 Juniper Drive, Fayetteville; one brother, Clifford J. Adams; one sister, Miss Sylvene R. Adams, both of home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Adams of Anderson, S.C. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heinzelmann of Germany. BURIAL: Cumberland Memorial Gardens, Fayetteville. Fayetteville Observer, November 7, 1970.
I am writing this letter to make sure that a friend who died in Nam will never be forgotten. Perhaps you knew of Sgt Erhard "Jimmy" Adams. He was a man who had a future, who had dreams like all of us. He came to Phu Cat Air Base in Viet Nam to fulfill a duty to his country. He gave to his country the ultimate sacrifice
He was a member of a small but proud unit of dog handlers. He had the respect and friendship of all. I remember that he would help any of the new dog handlers to get oriented with their post. We were all in shock when we were told about his death. We had a memorial Mass for him on base. His fellow dog handlers proudly took on the tasks of Servers, Ushers, and the Color Guard.
I think of Jimmy often and think about my loss of a friend, and his family and their loss. May God keep him in our memories. I think him for what he gave to all while he was with us. By Roger Lemery, Sentry Dog Handler, Phu Cat Air Base, Republic of Viet Nam.
Known to most of us at Phu Cat as Eddie, He made the first days in country much easier on us FNG's. Thanks, Chuck Helms.
From someone who cares: This man will not be forgotten. I am spearheading a project for a memorial for our 98 casualties from Cumberland County to be dedicated on Memorial Day. He will be forever missed by family and friends. Fayetteville, NC is a military town of Ft Bragg and Pope Air Force Base and very proud of our military and all Vets. The Late Carolyn Culbreth.
Parents, Mr. and Mrs. Jimmie J. Adams of 1101 Juniper Drive, Fayetteville; one brother, Clifford J. Adams; one sister, Miss Sylvene R. Adams, both of home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. James H. Adams of Anderson, S.C. Mr. and Mrs. Paul Heinzelmann of Germany.
He served with the 12th Security Police Squadron(Phu Cat), 12th Combat Support Group, 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, 13th Air Force.
He was awarded The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal and The Good Conduct Medal.
Cumberland Memorial Gardens
North Carolina, USA
Created by: Tom Reece
Record added: Dec 27, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 17174372