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Capt Frank Houston Adams

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Capt Frank Houston Adams

  • Birth 3 Nov 1939 Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Death 23 Mar 1970 Tam Kỳ, Quang Nam, Vietnam
  • Burial Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
  • Plot Section 19
  • Memorial ID 9368832

US Marine Captain Frank Houston Adams, Vietnam Veteran and native of Nashville, Tennessee.

Captain Frank Houston Adams was a casualty of the Vietnam War. As a member of the Marine Corps, CPT Adams served our country until March 23rd, 1970 in Quang Nam, South Vietnam. He was 30 years old and was not married. It was reported that Frank died when his plane crashed. His body was recovered. Frank was born on November 3rd, 1939 in Nashville, Tennessee. CPT Adams is on panel 12W, line 034 of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. He served our country for 12 years.

I saw you the night before you perished at An Hoa. You were a good officer but a better friend. All that knew you will always remember you, even all these years later. Almost home but decided to fly once more. A good friend to the very end and I will never forget you. SEMPER FI ALWAYS! Bob Wahl, 5th Marines, lst Marine Division, 1970 An Hoa.

Friend and Fellow Marine: Thinking of You Today - 39 Years Later. What can I say old friend? I hope you know that 39 years later I still remember your life. It won't be too long until I see you again. Semper Fi Frank! Cliff Fox, Long Beach, California, cliff_fox@charter.net.

Served, with him, in 5th Marines: A fine Marine Officer, a close comrade-in-arms, and a tragic loss. I was so deeply saddened when I answered that radio call in the 5th Marine's bunker, reporting to us he'd been killed. As years go by, I'm ever more angry for the senselessness of his loss. I deeply honor, your memory and friendship Frank. Maj Roland Monette, RMonette@blomand.net

He served as a Captain with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Amphibious Forces, United States Marine Corps Vietnam.

He was awarded The Bronze Star Medal, The Navy Commendation Medal, The Purple Heart Medal with One Gold Star for his combat related wounds, The Vietnam Service Medal, The Republic of Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, The National Defense Service Medal, The Good Conduct Medal and The Air Medal with 16 Gold Stars.


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  • Maintained by: Tom Reece
  • Originally Created by: Joseph P Abel
  • Added: 26 Aug 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9368832
  • Joseph P Abel
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Capt Frank Houston Adams (3 Nov 1939–23 Mar 1970), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9368832, citing Calvary Cemetery, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Tom Reece (contributor 46857744) .