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

Find all Adamses in:
 • United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
 • West Point
 • Orange County
 • New York
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Community Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
1LT Michael Robert Adams
Birth: Nov. 23, 1979
Sedgwick County
Kansas, USA
Death: Mar. 16, 2004, Iraq

When Michael Adams was deployed to Iraq in 2003, the 24-year-old lieutenant told his parents he had one goal: to bring all his platoon members back alive.
His worst day, Adams told his father, was when he learned one of the 15 men under him had gone down in a Chinook
helicopter crash. Adams later learned the soldier survived. In fact, no one in his unit would die in Iraq. Except him.
Adams, a 1998 graduate of Kentridge High School in Kent,Washington was killed in an accident in Asad,west of Baghdad while riding in a convoy to Kuwait. He was on his way home.
"His last e-mail to us he said, 'Hopefully, the next time you hear from me, it'll be from Kuwait,' " said his father, Donald Adams, a nature photographer in Leavenworth.
The accident occurred when a passing vehicle struck the tank Lt. Adams was riding in, causing the barrel of a mounted .50-caliber machine gun to swing and strike him from behind. He was pronounced dead at a combat support hospital.
"It was just a very tragic traffic accident," his father said.
Lt. Adams was a tank platoon leader with the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Carson, Colo. Born in Wichita, Kan., he moved with his family to Fairwood southeast of Renton Washington as a third-grader. As a Boy Scout, he showed a flair for leadership early on. By his sophomore year at Kentridge, he had made Eagle Scout. As a senior, he was named commander of his Junior ROTC unit.
He was nominated to the United States Military Academy at West Point by U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash. After graduating in 2002, he trained to be an armor officer at Fort Knox, Ky., before being assigned to Fort Carson.
Lt. Adams was the oldest of two children.

United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
Created by: Dolores Maxwell
Record added: Jun 22, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 8969566
1LT Michael Robert Adams
Added by: Rosie
1LT Michael Robert Adams
Added by: Anonymous
1LT Michael Robert Adams
Added by: SFC Peter Thens
There are 3 more photos not showing...
Click here to view all images...
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Missing you my friend.
- koalabunai
 Added: May. 29, 2017
Thank you for your service to our country.
- Parisman
 Added: May. 29, 2017

- MarBella
 Added: Apr. 11, 2017
There are 253 more notes not showing...
Click here to view all notes...
This page is sponsored by: *Barbara From Mich*

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service