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Sgt Shawn Galen Adams

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Sgt Shawn Galen Adams

Sgt. Shawn G. Adams of Dixon, California was a graduate of Vanden High School. He came from a military family. His father and grandfather served in the Navy, and Shawn showed a warrior's spirit from an early age. At 5 feet 10 and 160 pounds at his heaviest, the blue-eyed, blond Adams played center in his junior year for Vanden High School's varsity football team, often out-muscling larger opponents during a winning season. Father and son took trips together to watch drag races at what was then Sears Point Raceway in Sonoma County. At around 9 years old, Adams was allowed to drive mini-dragsters. He became hooked on the sport. He was offered a chance to study nuclear power with the Navy, but he wanted to do something a little more exciting. Shawn would have celebrated his first wedding anniversary in less than a week. He died in Owaset, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device at age 21.
Army
3rd Battalion
509th Parachute Infantry Regiment
4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne)
25th Infantry Division
Fort Richardson, Alaska


  • Created by: Elizabeth Reed
  • Added: 24 Jul 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 20605159
  • Kim S.
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Shawn Galen Adams (1 Mar 1986–22 Jul 2007), Find A Grave Memorial no. 20605159, citing Sacramento Valley National Cemetery, Dixon, Solano County, California, USA ; Maintained by Elizabeth Reed (contributor 46561848) .