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Spec Adam James Harting

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Spec Adam James Harting

  • Birth 8 Dec 1983 Crown Point, Lake County, Indiana, USA
  • Death 25 Jul 2005 Iraq
  • Burial Portage, Porter County, Indiana, USA
  • Plot Block A, Section 1, Lot 201
  • Memorial ID 11512690

Spc. Adam J. Harting of Portage, Indiana and his twin brother gave their father letters when they were young saying they wanted to become soldiers. The letters were actually contracts that they both had written. Adam graduated from Portage High School in 2002 where he spent time in the School's ROTC program. He and his brother, Alex, both were speaking with military recruiters long before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and those attacks sealed their decision to sign up. Adam was interviewed by Time magazine in 2003 for being one of the youngest soldiers, then 19, to arrive in Kuwait as part of the Iraq operation. He was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his Bradley fighting vehicle in Samarra, Iraq. He was 21.

Army
3rd Battalion
69th Armor Regiment
1st Brigade Combat Team
42nd Infantry Division
Fort Stewart, Georgia


  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 10 Aug 2005
  • Find A Grave Memorial 11512690
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Spec Adam James Harting (8 Dec 1983–25 Jul 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 11512690, citing Heritage Cemetery, Portage, Porter County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .