Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Pfc. Adam L. Thomas

21, of Palos Hills, Illinois.
Thomas was on patrol in Shkin, Afghanistan when his squad was attacked. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. Died on August 31, 2003.

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"I was at the Mayo Clinic Rochester from Las Vegas. I inquired about the half staff flags in Rochester. A fallen Soldier I was informed. I needed to know who he was so researched. My sincere condolences to the family, may God bless you. May our Hero "Adam Thomas" rest in peace."
Von S. of Las Vegas, Nevada

"Forever in our hearts and minds.
To The Top!"
Huber of Goodyear, AZ

"Aug. 31, 2015
Hey Adam its been 12 long years since I heard your voice and seen your smile, not a day goes by that I don't miss you. Love ya so much, momma"
Ellen Thomas

"Thomas, Fuller and O'Neill. its been over ten years since our unit has been to the Stan. not a day goes by I don't think about the time spent there and how regretful I am we couldn't come home with you three. You'll always be missed and remembered. Miss you guys and the brotherhood of 1-87 Inf. TO THE TOP!!!"
Doc Moir of Baltimore

"I think about you, Fuller, and O'Neill every day, for a moment. Rest to you and those you left behind."
Carr of PA

"10 years adam, may your families heart be filled with the memories and laughter of your life! I think of you often knowing you were the last man next to my brother's side. Peace with your family"
Rachel of OH

"Hey kid, I just want to say I miss you brother. RIP and know that you are loved!"
Johnny Lochman of Des Moines, IA

"Aug 31, 2013 "10 year Anniversary"!
Well Adam, I can't even believe its been 10 years. I love you and think of you everyday. Thank you for being there for me and for being my son. <3
THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR KIND MESSAGES AND REMEMBERING ADAM LEE THOMAS!"
mom

"I know it's been a long time. I served in the same unit with you and didn't know you very well. But I did have the honor and privilege of getting to hang out and get to know you a little better the night before we deployed. And then after that night you went your own way and I went mine. I have never forgotten. Mrs. Thomas, your son was a great young man. He was very proud to serve and a dedicated soldier. I wish that I would have had the chance to get to know him better than what I did. Not a day goes by that I don't think about that night that we sat around drinking a few beers and talking. Thomas, as long as I am I alive, I will never forget!!!!"
Sgt Jason Thomasson of Cumming, Georgia

"Jan.5 2013
Happy 31st Birthday Adam
Love mom"

"Merry Christmas Adam (2012) I love you and miss you!"
mom

""Happy Veterans Day 2012"
You are with the Best!!"
momma

"I have worn this bracelet for years, as a vietnam vet i still wont take it off."
Doc Boyer of Franklin, Ky. USA

"Still think about you everyday."
Ward of Seattle, WA

"Well another Labor Day comes and the tears flow, I can still hear your voice on the msg you left me. Im so glad you called back and I got to tell you I love you. Thank you for being my son, I love you and miss you every sec. of everyday. "Never Forgotten" <3 Love Momma"

"Adam, you are missed every day. i think of you every day. All the times we spent together, in B.Co. all the times we would compete, to see who's rifle was the cleanest. or who shot the best.. All the times we hung out in the barracks. being my across the hall neighbor. smokin and jokin .it is 9 years ago, but to me it seems like yesterday. the memories still run fresh in my mind. the thoughts of me being able to have stopped things, if i had been there. if their was something i could have done, i would..
Rest in peace my brother, my mountain brother.."
Keith Colovos of Youngstown Ohio

"Adam, This time of year is always tough for me. My mind thinks of so many things to say but nothing seems right. Until i find the words, you are not forgotten."
John Wilkins of Reno, Nevada

"Memorial Day 2012. Adam, you will never be forgotten. We still wear the shirt created in your honor and still remember how shortly before you went back for your second tour in Afghanistan, you got up early and cooked breakfast for all of us who were staying with your grandfather Jerry Thomas."
Rob Zurcher of Morris Plains, NJ

"Easter 2012
"Happy Easter" I still rememeber when we hid your basket on the outside of the door and all the carpenter ants got in your candy. Miss you Love Mommma"

"Jan. 5 2012 "Happy 30th Birthday" I love you Adam Lee, "Never Forgotten" love mom"

"Happy birthday. Think of you everyday. Cash prays for "Uncle Adam" every night. It's so cute. He loves you and he never even met you. He wears Adam tshirts that have been passed down to him proudly."
Aunt Tabitha of La Plata

""Merry Christmas 2011"
I love you Adam and miss you, Have a wonderful Christmas and Thank you for
the gift you give me everyday!! Love mom"

""Happy Thanksgiving Adam"
Today I just wasnt that thankful, maybe a bit ungrateful. Its just not the same without you here, so I just dont want to celebrate, You are missed so much and our family will never be the same without you here with us. I promise to be better 2morrow, watch over us, all my love sent to you."
mom

"11-11-11 VETERANS DAY
THANK YOU ADAM LEE FOR YOUR SERVICE AND YOUR SACRIFICE, I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!
mom"

"Never gonna forget, always will remember.
Sappers, A.Co 187, Shkin, Afghanistan OEF4"
Creamer, Mario of Las Vegas, NV (OEF4)

"08/31/2011 8 Years
Nothing has changed except time lost with you! I wish I could think of something beautiful to say. I miss you and I love you and you are forever in my heart. Thanks for the memories. Love mom"

"dear buddy's thomas and fuller, i will never forget the mission and i will never forget you guys saying "Hey its THE HAWK"
i dropped you guys off for that mission and to this day i replay are conversations in the humvee. you will never be forgotten guys love you lots "THE HAWK"!"
beau hawkins of Seattle WA

"Ellen Thomas-Mother
ellenethomas1960@yahoo.com
660-216-4702"

"Thank you NJB-I did meet one young man who was from Rochester, his name was Jamie. Is that your son?"
Ellen Thomas

""Adam it's been 8 years. I am the mother of one of the soldiers that were with you that day. He has not forgotten you. He thinks of you and feels the guilt of not being able to save you and Chad every single day. My heart aches for for the loss your family has suffered. You will never be forgotten. NJB1224@yahoo.com"
NJB of Rochester, NY"
NJB of Rochester, NY

"Hey Adam, Another so called holiday is here,Memorial Day should go back to May 30th. Keep an eye on your Mom and the rest of the family as the weather out west is not good. See if you guys can pull some strings with the Big Guy and get rid if the floods and twisters, take care Adam."
Evan's Dad Mike of Haverhill,Mass USA

"5/1/11 BIN LADEN HAS BEEN KILLED! JUSTICE HAS BEEN SERVED FOR YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE. I LOVE YOU ADAM LEE"
MOM

"happy birthday adam hope its a good one for ya i need to talk to you ellen some time if you have time please call me 315-265-5868 lots i need to ask you"

"Jan. 5, 2011 "Happy Birthday Adam Lee" Today you would have turned 29! Hope you are partying in Heaven!! I love you. Mom"

"Happy Thanksgiving-Merry Christmas & Happy New Year 2011- You were missed on these holidays and everyday!! Love you Mom"

"Hey Thomas. Still havent forgotten"
SGT. Nover of Indiana

"Adam, Thinking of you on this day and always"
Tom Pahnke of Manhattan, IL

"Thinking of you on this day Adam. Can't believe it's been 7 years. Ran the 5K Run for the Fallen last weekend in your honor. God Bless the families of all the fallen, especially Adam's and my family members."
Brad Thomas of Knoxville, IA

"August 31, 2010 "7 years"
Dearest Adam - I still find it hard to breath on this day and you know how much I miss you and love you and so wish...... Thank you. You are in my heart everyday. Love momma"

"Never forgotten, always missed! God Bless all... 8/30/10 7 years already?"
Dannielle of Hannibal, MO

"Adam
Thank you for being a friend and for putting you life on the line for our freedom, you will always be remembered we will not forget!"
Your friends from Dearborn Heights Elementary of Oak Lawn, IL

"Adam,
I am sorry that we never got to talk much. You were my husbands friend. I know it's close to your 7 anniversary....and just wanted to leave this note to let you know we still think about you..... love from Meredith and David"
Meredith of Fort Drum, NY

"Thomas,
Its been to long since i posted to you and Fuller. I have never forgotten. There isn't a day that goes by that i don't think of you and Chad. I will never forget and I will always honor you and Fullers memory. I still serve and im here for you and your family."
Wilkins of Ft Huachuca

"Hey Adam, Hope you and the others up in Ft.Heaven can have a cold beer today, I will have one or ten in your honor. Keep tabs on Evan and the others up there as they can get roudy!"
EVANS DAD, MIKE O of Haverhill, Mass USA

"May 31, 2010 "Memorial Day"
Never Forgotten I love you and miss you every min. of everyday. love mom"

"Hey Big Brother! Just wanted to wish you a Happy 28th Birthday! We will be having shots for you! Miss you. I was glad I mad it to the cemitary to see you this trip up!
love you"
Courtney of MO

""Happy New Year" 2010
You are missed and loved
Never Forgotten
I Love You
Mom"

"Dear Adam Dec. 25, 2009
"Merry Christmas" I love you and miss you so very much and wish so much that you were here with us on this Holiday! You will forever be with us in our hearts and memories. I love you Mom"

"hey adam just wanted to say thanks for all youv done i think of you, evan,chad every day you be good sue,,,,"

"November 11, 2009
"Veterans Day"
Thank you for your service, sacrifice and the love that you have given me you are not forgotten, You are in my life every second of every day! I Love you
Momma"

"9/11/01 - NEVER FORGET"
Tabitha Sawyer of La Plata, MO

"Here comes another Labor Day weekend and Soybean Festival without you. We miss you but know you are in the best hands. God bless all who love you."
Tabitha of La Plata, MO

"AUGUST 31, 2009
Hello my Adam Lee, This anniversay is not one I wish to have. 6 years still feel like 6 mins ago to me. The lump in my throat and the hole in my heart remains but you are with me as I hear your voice say my name and your smile brings comfort to me. I would give anything for you to be here driving me crazy along with all of your other siblings. I know you know I love you."
Momma

"hey adam just wanted to say hello to you and chad 6 years seems like forever take care of each other .... and be good..."
sue of potsdam

"Hi Adam!
We think of you everyday,can't believe it's 6 yrs. now.
Not a day goes by when we don't say your name. We hope that you,Chad,and Evan are showing the "new recruits" the
way! You must have a whole battalion where you are!
Love you!"
Barbara O'Neill of glorybean@comcast.net

"Adam and family,
I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend while everyone is spread accross the nation. One of these days soon I will be down to visit with you again. You and the family are never forgotten, and always missed.

Memorial Day not just parades

By PAUL SASSONE

For most of us, Memorial Day is a day off and a parade. But Memorial Day also is my Uncle Vincent. He was a pilot killed over Sicily in World War II.

I really don't know anything about him. My family doesn't talk much about him. He is a wound that hasn't healed for more than 65 years.

What kind of person was he? What were his favorite books? Did he like Humphrey Bogart, too? What career did he want? How tall was he? Who was he?
I'll never know. I would doubt that he ever existed, except for a few bits of flotsam he left before he disappeared from the surface of life.

I once found a copy of a Maywood Herald from World War II that contained a Gold Star Honor Roll. This was a page of names and photographs of men from Maywood killed in the war. Uncle Vincent's picture is on that page. He's right before Tommy Edmonds and right after Robert Taylor. The page is framed and hangs in my office.

And I remember when my grandmother was alive there was a glass case in the corner of her living room. Lovingly displayed in the case was the Purple Heart my grandmother had received in exchange for the son she sent to war.
There were photographs of Uncle Vincent. He was a slim young man, boyishly handsome with the bright crooked smile all pilots seem to have. In several of the photos he is wearing a leather flying jacket and a white scarf. There were photos of Uncle Vincent at the controls of a two-seater training plane; Uncle Vincent atop a camel in front of the Great Pyramid.
And that's about it. That's most of what I know.

No, I know some other things about him.

I know he never knew that Harry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan (Ronald Reagan?), George Bush, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama were presidents.

I know he never had children.

I know he never was able to test his abilities in a career.

I know he never knew who won World War II.

I know he never watched television.

I know he never saw a jet plane.

I know he never watched men walk on the moon.

I know he never got to talk to me.

And I know I never got to talk to him.

There were 405,399 Uncle Vincents in World War II. And thousands and thousands of Uncle Vincents in other wars.

For the families of men killed in war, Memorial Day is not just a day off from work. It is pain that may not end after more than 65 years. Or ever."

-Dave"

"Memorial Weekend 2009
Adam Lee You are in my heart!"
Mom

"gosh ive been away for a while so I know u know its April, you guys are all together celebrating Chads birthday and u know im always everyday thinking of u I love you too much"
mom

"adam
happy thanksgiving from all of chads family stay cool..."

"Nov. 27m 2008
Well another lousy Thanksgiving without you. People suck The world has lost a great person when those crazy useless people took you. Life without you is just not the same! I love you!!"
mom

"Thinking about you bud, wish you were around to talk to."

"Adam, You are missed by all but most of all your Mom.Keep taking care of her in your own way with the many happy memories she has of you. Five years is just a nano second of time when you are thinking of one you lost and you are always being thought of and remembered.Never had the pleasure of meeting you in person Adam but through your Mom I feel that I did. You are another of my surragot sons. Keep an eye on everyone back here and keep your fellow soldiers out of harms way.

Hooha!! Evans Dad"
Mike O'Neill of Haverhill,Mass, USA

"Adam,
You are so missed and so loved.Five yrs. feels like yesterday,other times it feels like five lifetimes.To The Top!"
Barbara O of Haverhill,MA.

"My brother, I can't believe that five years have passed by without you. I miss you more and more everyday. But now instead of crying everytime I think of you, I remember all those happy memories that we had. I just want you to know that we will never forget you. I love you & miss you so much. You were the greatest brother anyone could have. Love Always, Your sister."
Dawn of Hawaii

"AUGUST 31, 2008
5 YEARS AND I STILL GET A LUMP IN MY THROAT AND HAVE A HOLE IN MY HEART, YET I SEE YOUR SMILE SO CLEARLY AND HEAR YOUR LAUGH YOU ARE NOT GONE AS YOU ARE CLOSER IN MY HEART AND ALWAYS ON MY MIND THANK YOU FOR HOLDING MY HAND WHEN IM DOWN AND TALKING WITH ME EVERY NITE BEFORE BED. MY ARMS ARE AROUND YOU AND I KNOW YOU KNOW I LOVE YOU!"
MOMMA

"Hay just got done telling fuller i cant beleave it has been almost five years since that day on saturn. I miss you guys and think about it every day. Wish you both could come to florida and have a few drinks at the beach with me. I ask all reading this on aug 31 rase your glasses with me and toast thomas and fuller "NEVER FORGET""
Baker of St, Petersburg Fl, (727) 430-4501

"Always thinking about you"

"To the family of:Adam L. Thomas I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"hey bro,
you still mean the world to me. No one is ever going to forget you. You brought such a joy to everyone;s life. You are muh Hero!.. Love you and Miss you more then words can say"
Courtney Thomas of Mo

"Hey Adam!
Keep a good eye on your Mom.I hope she has tall waders!
Love and miss you lots.. You've got alot of new guys to train up there.
To The Top!"
Barbara O of Haverhill,MA. "Home of a Hero"

"may 26, 2008

Memorial Day - wishing you were with us, but you know you are being talked about and we all miss you and that smile. Thank you my son for all that you have given me. Love Mom"

"Adam,
Thinking of you as yet another Memorial Day is here-but think of you and the rest of the boys everyday!We love and miss you! To The Top!"
Barbara O of Haverhill,Mass.

"Hi Adam. Just wanted to write to say Thank you for all the things you have done for our Country. You are a true hero and will never be forgotten...Keep looking over your wonderful Mother & family...xo"
Danielle of Glens Falls, Ny USA

"Thomas,
There are so many things that I wish we could talk about. Tonight is another one of those nights, I'm always thinking about you guys. We will meet again someday, until then... keep your family strong. You will never be forgotten."

"April 6, 2008
Just need to write and send you hugs and kisses, wish I could hold you tight I miss you and love you!!"
momma

"Was sitting here thinking of my cousin Adam today and wandered into this site. It's great to see all of the nice postings in his memory. His service and sacrifice were honorable and noble. He will not be forgotten! Love to the family."
SMSgt Brad Thomas of Knoxville, Iowa

"CUBS HOME OPENER (THEY LOST) IT RAINED AND COURTNEY IS BEING A PAIN IN THE BUTT WITH HER SOX CRAP!!"
MOM

"Hey Adam by now you know who is in the super bowl, Patriots for Evan and Giants for Chad. But we both know who the best team is "Chicago Bears"!! love ya"

"01/05/08
Happy Birthday Adam!
You are so loved and missed.
We think of you,Chad,and Evan every day.
ToThe Top!!"
Barbara O'Neill of Haverhill,Mass.

"Jan. 5, 2008
"HAPPY 26TH BIRTHDAY" IT IS LIKE 43 DEGREES HERE TODAY! I REMEMBER WHEN YOU WERE BORN IT WAS FREEZING AND THE WEATHER
WAS THE BIG NEWS! THERE WAS SO MUCH SNOW WE NEVER THOUGHT WE WOULD FIND A CAR THAT WORKED TO GET US TO THE HOSPITAL. YOU WERE IN SUCH A BIG HURRY TO COME OUT AND BEGIN LIFE. I DO HOPE YOU KNOW WE ARE ALL THINKING OF YOU EVERYDAY. I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU SOOOO VERY MUCH."
MOMMA

"HAPPY BIRTHDAY Adam!!!!! We all miss and love you so very much. Please keep watching over the kids as they all see a picture and know that it is ADAM. Lance sits and tells the girls all about you all the time. He will never forget you. YOU are our HERO. We love and miss you"
Nikisha Couch of LaPlata MO

"Hello Adam and "Merry Christmas"!
WOW WHAT A YEAR, THIS MISSING YOU IS KILLING ME BABY BOY!! THAT "IN SPIRIT WITH US" IS A LOAD OF CRAP. WE JUST ARNT THE SAME WITHOUT YOU HERE! WE ALL LOVE YOU AND ARE DOING OUR BEST TO DEAL, HOPING YOU ARE HAPPY - "MERRY CHRISTMAS""
MOMMA

"Merry Christmas Adam. Keep an eye on your mom as she misses you very much. Take care of the troops also as you know many of them are in harms way this Christmas."
Mike O'Neill of Haverhill,Mass,USA

"Love you Adam and miss you dearly! I miss the times we had when i was just a small boy and you a teenager. I looked up to you as i do more now than ever. I always followed you and wanted to be around you. As a teenager i sometimes find my younger brother or jsut younger children to get on my nerves but you never cared. I asked to go everywhere with you and you had no problem! i will never forget you! i still have the khaki shorts with holes, lying on the bench in my room! When certain songs come on i think of you and tears come to my eyes,but then i think of that "curious george" smile and my tears are overcome by my smile! I love you adam and always will!"
jordan smith of La Plata, Mo

"November 26, 2007
To the family of Pfc. Adam L. Thomas:
Adam gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Nov. 22. 2007
HAPPY THANKSGIVING-STAYED IN BED WAITING FOR THIS DAY TO BE OVER AS I FIND IT HARD TO BE THANKFUL FOR ANYTHING WHEN THE HOLIDAYS COME AROUND! BOUGHT YOU PUMPKIN PIE I LOVE YOU ADAM"
MOM

"adam,
thinking of you today, and think of you every day take care soldiere.."
gene and sue

"ON THIS VETERANS DAY I THANK YOU FOR YOU SERVICE AND YOUR SACRIFICE. I LOVE YOU"
MOM

"AUGUST 31, 2007
YOU KNOW I WAS AT THE CEMETERY ALONE AND THE GRASS WAS FRESHLY CUT AND THE SUN WAS SHINING BRITE AND YOU BROUGHT ME PEACE! I FELT YOUR TOUCH AND SEEN YOUR BIG SMILE AND I KNOW YOU ARE WITH ME ALL THE TIME. MY ARMS ARE AROUND YOU ALWAYS. LOVE MOMMA"

"Another August 31 has come and gone but the hole in the hearts of everyone who knew and loved Adam Thomas is still there. Family and friends honored Adam at the Soybean Festival in the big town of La Plata, MO last weekend. A float in Adam's memory was surrounded by members of the Patriot Guard Riders and led by his Grandpa Jerry, Uncle Kevin, and little Cousin Dalton...riding their motorcycles. Adam's dad drove the tractor that pulled the float. The float carried either a real member or a person representing a member of each of the branches of the military. Two local coastguardsmen and a sailor were absolutely honored to be asked to ride on the PFC Adam Thomas float. The float also carried the traditional guns, boot, and helmet display to represent a fallen soldier. The float earned a first place ribbon in the float division and in the overall category. About 100 people proudly sported their "Adam t-shirts" on Labor Day. Adam's cousin-in-law, Nikisha, and his Grandpa Jerry are due a great big thanks for putting this all together - I know they did it because they love and miss Adam SO VERY MUCH...as do we all. God bless all those who miss Adam Thomas and please continue to pray for our soldiers.

FALLEN BUT NOT FORGOTTEN 8-31-07"
Aunt Tabitha (Thomas) Sawyer of La Plata, MO

"Hi Adam,
Just to let you know that you are never forgotten,and always in our hearts."
Mike and Barbara O'Neill of Haverhill,Mass.

"Hey Adam....sometimes it's hard to believe that four years has gone past; August 31st, 2003 - a day that will live on thru memories of what was life changing for so many. My heart is always with your Mom; she's become a very special person within our lives, just she was within yours. I know you're watching over her today & every day, along with the rest of the family. Well, just wanted to stop in & say "hey"....."
Sam of ACL

"HELLO ADAM
WELL TODAY AUG. 31, 2007 IS THE DAY WE ALL REMEMBER AS SO VERY TRAGIC. I WILL THINK OF IT AS THE DAY YOU STARTED A NEW LIFE. YOUR LIFE WAS FAR MORE IMPORTANT AND THAT IS WHAT I SHALL REMEMBER. THAT SMILE YOU WOULD GIVE LIT UP MY LIFE. YOU ARE REMEMBERED AS A GOOD PERSON, FUNNY,WEIRD (YOUR DADS SIDE) AND EVERYONE HAS A STORY THAT MAKES US FEEL GOOD. WE MISS YOU MORE THAN YOU WILL EVER KNOW-SO IM JUST TELLING YOU HOW VERY MUCH I LOVE YOU AND MISS YOU!!"
MOMMA

"Adam,
Friday is coming real soon the one day of the year i hate to see come it just reminds me of that awful day we lost you and chad i still cant mend adam it still hurts just like it was yesterday but knowing you and chad are together helps me alot iv been told that you might of been at my house some time with chad and the guys from drum and it kills me that i dont remember you i would give anything to meet you now i think of you and chad all the time and i wish i could of been there that day because adam i would of gave my own life for you and chad.
well you take care of your self and look after your mom and family your so missed......"
sue burnham of potsdam

"Hey Ad just thought I'd ask you to take care of the soldiers as this is hitting very close to home. Another local boy your age from here in Burbank lost his life in this awful war. So many moms losing their babies and too much heartache. I miss you every second of everyday, hope you are happy and I know you are busy. Love ya"
Momma

"hey adam just readin all your messages. Just ordered are adam shirts for labor day this year. Doing a float in memory of you again. we have alot of people riding on it this year. Love ya and miss ya"
Nikisha Couch of laplata

"Adam, I never got to meet you in person but because of your mom and brothers I feel we are old buds. Evan spent time with you back at Drum and in Shkin and I know you and he are together now, Chad also. Memorial Day is tuff on all of us but your Mom has a big cross to bear with your loss, keep a good watch over her and the rest of your family cause they love and miss you big time. We will all get together some day and I will be very happy to shake your hand.

"Climb To Glory""
Evans Dad, Mike of Haverhill, Mass USA

""MEMORIAL DAY 2007"
Hello Son, Today is a hard one for me because maybe people get it. How could I ever forget? I brought you into this world and worried about your safety everyday. Losing you took the lite out of my life. I miss your smile and hugs. But I'm flooded with memeories and for that I am grateful and Blessed. I Love you sweet baby boy. Love momma"

"Hello Adam, Went to the Parade in Chicago, Had Breakfast with the Mayor and many Top Military to Rememeber you and honor you! This is so hard on me and all the familes yet so many come to give thanks. On this memorial weekend you are remembered and I'm so thankful and Proud. I love you!!!"
MOM

"PFC Thomas, I was the first NCO you had on a line unit. You were one soldier I remember the most. Several years have past and I still think about you from time to time. Don't worry, I dont forget."
Joe of Valparaiso, In

"I think of you every day."
Cody Shears and Donnie Hansen of LaPlata

"hi adam. how are you. i am doing all right. this is cody and donnie."
Donnie and Cody of LaPlata

"Hey Adam we finally had a Midwest Superbowl, but as you know the Colts beat our Bears! We all know if we played in Chicago with 20 below zero weather we would have kicked butt. Well I guess we will have to wait till next year, so for now its go CUBBIES!!
"Angels in the outfield" Love you and miss you! PS Your older bro. is on the * list with me as he was rooting for the colts to win. Thats what Missouri will do to you."
Mom

"I love you with all my heart. Thanks for everything you have done. Years go by and its just making me closer to finally seeing that wonderful smile again.See ya soon Buddy,

*Love always and forever*"
Brittany of CA

"Adam,
I watch everybody elses life go by and i catch myself wondering why life doesnt look the same without you. You are very well missed as you can probably see. Not a day goes by that I dont think of you and the pride I have for you. Its getting easier to talk about you. Your the greatest man Ive ever known. Love you forever.."
... of IL

"ADAM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TONIGHT THE BEERS ON YOU"
SUE AND GENE

"Adam,another year gone by and you are missed by all even more. Take care of your Mom and Michael as they and the rest of your family think of you each day."
Evans Dad of Haverhill,Mass USA

""HAPPY 25TH BIRTHDAY"
ADAM LEE THOMAS
JANUARY 05, 2007"
MOMMA

""HAPPY NEW YEAR" 2007
I LOVE YOU"
MOMMA

"Merry Christmas Adam 2006"
MOMMA

"Hey Adam....just wanna let you know that you're in my thoughts & heart today, along with your family.
Love,"
Sam of Apple Canyon Lake

"Merry Christmas Adam!
You are in our hearts and souls every day of the year."
Mom and Dad O'Neill of Haverhill,Mass.

"Adam,
Alot of time has passed for most people, but I am with you every day. I remember all of it.
Chris

1/87 INF. 10th MNT."

"Adam, i just wanted to say thanks on this veterans day. but i say thanks every day for you and chad. Ellen we have a new site for chad. www.myspace.com/chadedwardfuller"
Sue Burnham of Potsdam ny 13676

"Veterans Day 2006
Thank You Adam Lee"
MOM

"Every day I try to live my life to the fullest. As SFC Dunn said, "potential is common, yet commonly wasted." I am trying to do my best to reach that potential, fully knowing that you never will be able to. Not a day goes by that I don't think about you and your "awww horseshit." It's ironic, it was my job to teach you. Now through your sacrifice, it is you who have tought me. I'll never forget. Rouge for life."
Taylor Ward of Seattle, WA

"08-31-06
Hey Adam...you're always in thought, especially today. Wish that I had gotten to know you personally, however, I do want to thank you for bringing your Mom into our lives. She's one truly amazing woman; but you already know that. Thanks, Adam!!! You live on within our hearts...
Love, Sam"
S A Modes of Apple Canyon Lake, IL

"AUGUST 31, 2006
ADAM LEE THOMAS
'I LOVE YOU'
IT COULD BE 50 YEARS
AND I WILL ALWAYS
REMEMBER YOUR SMILE, LAUGH
AND YOUR ULTIMATE SACRIFICE
TODAY I WILL CELEBRATE YOUR
LIFE, CARRY ON!"
MOMMA

"Hi Adam!
I hope you're all having a good time together where you are.
Your Mom came to visit in June with Nichael-"Bawstun" is not her thing!Mike was horrorfied that they didn't eat meat,(he thought he wouldn't get any either!
We love you,we miss you,every minute of every day!Just knowing you're with Evan is very comforting..even tho' that means Guinness and cigars!LOL
You are the best of the best,hands down.
TO THE TOP-ALL THE WAY.
We love you!"
Barbara and Mike of Haverhill,MA.

"Hi Adam,
Just wanted you to know I went back to FT. Drum, got to see all the memorials of you and Chad, Evan. It seems so different from the last time. Everyone was so nice and took me around the guys were just starting to come back from Iraq. I did get to talk to a few who knew you. I also went to see Chad, and Evan, now I feelmore at peace! You guys behave and watch over your crazy families and know that we love you and miss you and are so very PROUD of all of you.
love Momma"

"Ellen thanks for the message iv wanted to talk to you for a while now its been three years now and it seems like a week i just wanted you to know that all the memorials we had here in potsdam adam was included his name will always be right besides chads i also hope you make it up this way again soon id like to get to know you i also hope you got threw this memorial day ill always think of adam and keep him in my heart take care Chads mom"

"ADAM, I KNOW THAT YOU ,EVAN AND CHAD GOT TOGETHER AND LED THE PARADE OF THE FALLEN FOR MEMORIAL DAY UP IN FORT HEAVAN. I WAS IN THE ONE WE HAD DOWN HERE AND YOUR NAMES WERE MENTIONED MANY TIMES BY ME , THE OLD SOLDIER. I WILL NEVER LET ANYONE FORGET YOU GUYS AND WHAT YOU DID. KEEP AN EYE ON ALL YOUR BUDS STILL IN HARMS WAY AND BRING THEM HOME SAFE IF YOU CAN, I WON'T SAY HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY CAUSE IT IS A SAD DAY FOR ALL OF US BACK HERE , BUT I WILL SAY "TO THE TOP" ALL THE WAY.

EVANS DAD,MIKE"
MIKE O'NEILL of HAVERHILL,MASS USA

"Adam i just wanted to let you know that today we will think of you and chad and thank you for all that you did for all of us i wish i could of known you i hope you and chad are looking after each other well always miss you chads mom."
susan burnham potsdam

"adam not a day goes by that i dont think of you all the time. even when a sad song comes on i cry thinking why you? but then i remember that god only takes the best and he chose you. because he wanted to protect you. adam you are missed not just by me but by a lot of people. tons. you were a great person to everyone. and everyone loved you. sometimes as i look out my window during the night into the stars and i think i see you in the sky. and it makes me think of all the times i spent with you and funny things that you did. i will never forget you. love ya lots lauren (cousin to adam)"
lauren east of laplata mo

"Thomas, You and I arrived at 1-87 the same day in January that you did. We deployed to Afghan the same day the first time. And I said goodbye to you on the day you gave your life for our country. Thank you for your sacrifice. For your family, my prayers will forever be with you and I live each day remembering Adams sacrifice. Thank you Adam, and thank you to your parents, I know they are proud of you."
John Wilkins of Reno, NV

"How ironic that Mother's Day and Memorial Day are both in May! This weekend is for ALL who served and ALL who died defending our great country. I remember you every second of everyday, but for Memorial Day I remember you as not only a great young man but a fine Soldier, who has made us all proud. You have sacrificed your LIFE!! If you should read this "Please REMEMBER Some gave ALL!!!! I Love you ADAM LEE"
MoM

"ADAM
Your momma is proud to have you as a son. As much as I miss touching, laughing with you I know in my heart on this mother's day that you have found peace and a new life! Thank you for the peace you have sent to me. You are always here with me and thats the best "Mother's Day" gift ever!! I Love you too! Love momma"

"adam im sitting here and once again thinking about ya. Man I really miss ya the late night calls you use to give me after you had been out partying and needing advise that turned out to an hour talk. I remember your face the first time you seen Lance and how happy you was. I wish you could see him now and how big he is. To this day he still ask about his Adam. Not once a week but several times a week. He will never forget you. Please keep him and his sisters safe as the grow and become adults. You are our angel everyday we love you lots. love ya Nikisha
(adam's cousins/bestfriends wife)"
nikisha Couch of laplata mo

"Love you Ad - each and every day!! I find myself again sitting here today and with every song that comes on the radio I think of you, it paralizes my thoughts with nothing but memories of you - the smiles and tears come all at once. We planted the Memory Tree at grandma and grandpa's last night - it was awesome and a symbol that you will always be alive and growing with us.
All my love-Thanks to all family, friends, and strangers that continue to visit the website and support the fallen!! Love Aunt Lor"
Lori Smith of La Plata, MO

"My name is Cameron Schilling and I have started “Portrait of a Soldier” which donates a portrait sketch of every Illinois soldier who has fallen in Iraq or Afghanistan. All 122 sketches will be on display for a Memorial Day Presentation in Chicago, Illinois on May 26-31 at the James R. Thompson Center in downtown Chicago. After the ceremony the sketches will be given to the immediate families of the Illinois soldiers. I would invite any friends or family members to come and honor these men and women from Illinois who have given their lives to our country. For more information please contact OperationHomeFront.org at 866-417-8889 which is an organization headed by the Lt. Governor Pat Quinn of Illinois who is in charge of the Memorial Day Presentation. Thank You.

Please check out www.portraitofasoldier.org
To contact Cameron email cameronschilling84@hotmail.com
To contact Operation Home Front call 866-417-8889"
Cameron Schilling of Charleston, Illinois

"THOMAS ADAM LEE (panel 3 row 19)

Listed on the Middle East Conflict Memorial Wall in Marseilles, Illinois. June 17th, 2006 they are adding an additional 700 names to the memorial. Please visit www.ilfreedomrun.org for more information."
Tricia of Florida

"IF YOU ARE ABLE SAVE FOR HIM A PLACE INSIDE OF YOU AND SAVE ONE BACKWARD GLANCE WHEN YOU ARE LEAVING FOR THE PLACE HE CAN NO LONGER GO BE NOT ASHAMED TO SAY YOU LOVED HIM THOUGH YOU MAY NOT HAVE ALWAYS AND IN THAT TIME WHEN ADAM DECIDED TO FEEL SAFE TO CALL WAR INSANE TAKE ONE MOMENT TO EMBRACE THAT GENTLE HERO WE LEFT BEHIND HIS LIFE WAS GENTLE AND THE ELEMENTS SO MIXED IN HIM THAT NATURE MIGHT STAND UP AND SAY TO ALL THE WORLD THIS WAS A MAN........THANK YOU ADAM FOR ALL THAT YOU DID FOR ALL OF US"

"Hi Guys,

It's Jay down in Louisiana. I just found this site and wanted to leave a note thanking Adam for his service to our country. I hope to see you guys this summer at the almost finished house."
Jay Thomas of Baton Rouge, LA

"My name is Emily and I am the wife of a Soldier currently deployed in support of OEF. I stumbled across your site and I want to thank you for the sacrifice that you and your son have made for our country. I can't imagine the loss that you must feel, but be consoled knowing that your son died in the most honorable way an American could ever die. I will pray for your family, God bless you."
Emily of Fort Campbell, KY

"I know Adam doesn't "read" our messages, but doesn't it just feel like you are talking to him when you leave a message on this site? So, with that in mind, I want Adam to know that we know he is 'watching' the La Plata Bulldogs just as he mentioned in one of his last letters to his Aunt Lori. The Bulldogs are doing alright this season, headed to the 2A District Championship Saturday night, March 4, which also happens to be Jordan's birthday (Adam's cousin who absolutely adored him). We might need an angel on the rim, think you can do that from up there?

Hey, love to all who loved Adam Thomas. He is forever our hero."
Aunt Tabitha of La Plata, MO

"Thank you for all you have done and God Bless your family..."
Nicole Warren of Ft. Worth, Tx

"Dear Adam,
Momma here, I won't be home to post a message for your Birthday, as you'll be with us on the Disney Cruise, so I wanted to say to you now - Jan. 5, 2006
"Happy 24, Birthday"
Love MoM"

"Thank you all for remembering Adam "THOMAS" as you know him. Its still so hard not having him with us but his laugh and smile and all the corky things he did are with me every minute of everyday and thats what gets me thru. I know he had touched you all in some way and I hope that will stay with you in a good way. Adam would want you guys to carry on and be happy but have a beer and remember the good times. I have pictures that Adam took all most of the guys and I know he had some awesome friends. Thanks again it helps me to hear from you guys. "Happy New Year" Those still serving be safe and if any of you are in the area Chicago land come and visit anytime. "To The Top"!"
Ellen

"My name is Sgt. Heath Squires. I was Adam's team leader in when he and Chad were killed, and David was wounded. I was injured on the same mission. Only mine was of my on clumbsiness. I had to be extracted. I was not with them on the 31st. I have really never forgivin myself. I spent many days and hours with Adam on top of those mountains. In a sniper position you dont really consider the days, every minute is an eternaty.Motionless, hungry, thirsty, exhuasted, and contantly expecting the worst and hoping for the best. It takes speacial kind of person with emense dedication and persaverance. Adam was such a man. You really get to know the men on your team. Adam was an excelent soldier. Dedicated to his task, never complaining or questioning his leaders. Instead, learning and listning. He was shaping up to be a fine leader. He loved his family. We often spoke of our mothers and the impact they had on our lives. I had the great pleasure of escorting Mrs. Thomas(Hello Mrs thomas) to our Battalion ball after our return to the states. I was so nervous that night not really knowing what to say. But I owe Adam so much more than that. I am currently deployed to Iraq. Adam is always over my shoulder making sure I take care of my men and teach them as much as I can. Even in death he is still doing his part. I only hope I can honor his memory, by sending as many of these bastards to what ever god they choose.
God bless all of you who take the time to honor our fallen and god bless you Mrs Thomas."
Sgt Heath Squires of 1/87 Inf Scout/Sniper plt

"Dearest Ellen..Our son Brent Litchard was Adams roomate at Ft.Drum.They were deployed at the same time but were stationed at different fire bases in Afghanistan.Adams memory will always live on.Our soon to be daughter inlaw made a scrap book for our son in memory of Adam.Ellen,stay strong."
Kevin&Denise Litchard of Northumberland.Pa

"ADAM, MERRY CHRISTMAS! KEEP WATCH OVER YOUR MOM , SHE MISSES YOU MORE THAN ANYONE CAN TELL. YOU , EVAN AND CHAD ARE ALWAYS REMEMBERED AND WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN."
EVANS DAD, MIKE of HAVERHILL,MASS,USA

"Still think about you every day Adam. Probably always will."
Taylor of Seattle, WA

"My name is Cameron Schilling. I am a college student from central Illinois. I am the first generation of my family not to serve his country. I am extremely grateful for the sacrifice you and your loved one has given for the United States. I am disappointed by the way the news media has covered this war and the deaths of our youth. The media has stopped listing the names of the soldiers killed in Iraq and people only talk about the soldiers when we reach a specific milestone in deaths. If you just started watching the news today you would not even know there is a war going on. Partisan politics have replaced coverage of our young generation who have traveled to a foreign land in the name of the United States. Whether you believe the war in Iraq is wrong, right, justified or not everyone should pay even just a little more attention to what these young men and women are sacrificing. This is what I would like to do. I want to do my part in honoring these soldiers and their memories. Along with being a college student I am also a budding artist. I draw pencil portraits of local people in my community. I want to offer a pencil portrait sketch to the immediate family of every Illinois soldier killed in Iraq or Afghanistan. Please contact me at cameronschilling84@hotmail.com."
Cameron of Illinois

"Adam you made the news and papers again last Wed. as they did a story on the man who took care of you for your journey home. You have made an effect on him that he and his wife wear a silver braclet they made with Your name on it. We've emailed and I would be honored to meet them. I was with several of the wounded that came to Chicago, most will return to the hospital for more treatment and how greatful they were to be alive, yet their eyes told a different story. I was so proud to listen to their stories,but their smiles were missing. That was the hardest, because I could'nt imagine you without that laugh and smile. Everyone mentions that always if they have known you long or just met you. You don't even know how much you have given all of us. I would give anything just to touch you one more time, until that day your smile will forever be etched in my life and grateful to God for giving me YOU!! Our family will never be complete till we are together again. I miss you so Adam. I love you"
Momma of 11-14-05

"Happy Veteran's Day. On this Veteran's Day, as in 2003 and 2004, PFC Adam Thomas will be honored at the Veteran's Day Ceremony in La Plata, MO. Along with Adam, we will honor our living veterans such as Adam's grandpa, Jerry, and his cousin, Joe, and several of his uncles and friends from La Plata. Leon Shears will sing, Peace Keepers, the song he wrote in memory of Adam. The bible says, Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. The bible also says, Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. On August 31, 2003, Adam Thomas gave his life for his friends. This sacrifice will never be forgotten by anyone who ever witnessed the smile of Adam Lee Thomas."
Aunt Tabitha of La Plata, MO

"This is a note to Seth, first I want to thank you for remembering my son, as you know as THOMAS.As Adam's mom I think he was the greatest son, but we all know Adam was quite the little party animal but he always had that southern drawl and a smile. I don't think I ever seen him hurt anyone!. He used to be afraid of his own shadow but when he became a sniper I even wondered how this sweat, loving, funny guy got the guts to be on those Mountains in Afghanistan and want to do this. I remember telling him on a phone conversation " stand in the back and never never volunteer and promise me to come home" He promised, said he loved me and talked about the weather, cuz he said he couldnt tell me anything or he would have to kill me. We both laughed. He didn't have to prove anything and this I know for fact, no matter what happened Aug 31, 2003 Adam and all the others out there on those Mountains proved to be brave and dedicated to get the animals who attacked our USA! Seth glad your on leave from hell, I pray for your safety and as an American I thank you for you service and as a Mother thanks for being a friend to my Adam."
Ellen Thomas

"Just to be sure that my message is clear, I want to thank Misses Thomas and Misses Modes for communicating on my blog. I also want Misses Thomas to know that the story is there as a reminder as are the comments on this website and they are communiques on the event as understood through many persons and their perspectives. Misses Thomas, please know that though your grief is troubling, have some peace of mind that he was a good man and you have nothing to fear or trouble yourself over on his behalf. Thank you again for producing such a fine son and he was a privelage to have around."
Seth Lombardy of On Leave from Iraq

"After visiting Seth's blog I was contacted by Mrs. Modes, PFC David Modes' mother. David was the surviving soldier of the ambush on August 31, 2003. She let me know that Adam did not endure a 45 minute struggle as indicated in Seth's blog. I thank her for allowing me to push that thought out of my head as it hurts so much to think that Adam or Chad suffered for a minute. I am confident that Adam is in good hands now and how or why he got there is of little importance at this point...we can't change what happened on Aug 31 so we need to find peace in knowing we will see Adam once again."
Aunt Tabitha (Thomas) Sawyer of La Plata, MO

"Visit Seth Lombardy's blogspot at sethllombardy.blogspot.com and click on pics-from-gan-january-2004-firebase and the scroll to bottom to find the memoriam for Adam and Chad. It has a little bit of information that I hadn't heard yet. Unfortunately, it's something I didn't want to hear either. I will try to focus on the fact that Adam is now safe in the arms of God. Thanks, Seth."
Aunt Tabitha of La Plata, MO

"What wonderful messages have been left in honor and memory of Adam. Anyone who ever laid eyes on Adam knows that the memory of his smile will keep us all going until we meet again. A friend of Adam's family has written and professionally recorded a song in memory of Adam. It is called Peace Keepers by Leon Shears of La Plata, MO. The song is being played on country and AM stations in Northeast Missouri. We are so proud of Leon and this song he has given us to honor and remember Adam. You can email me at tsawyer@pfh.org for more information about the song."
Aunt Tabitha of La Plata, MO

"I remember this young man as a mere boy, bounding down the hallways of the LaPlata High School. I never imagined any of the "kids" I attended school with in my youth would someday be known as Fallen Heroes.
Adam grew into a young man, and felt the call to Serve and Protect our country. He was fighting for our Freedom, and the right to live in peace, serenity, and safety.
I grew up in a military family; my mother was sent to Saudi Arabia in Desert Storm. As a child, that was the most traumatic time of my life, and I couldn't begin to comprehend how devastating it would have been to be told that my mom would never come home.
To Adam's family, I'm so sorry you all knew that moment.
I recognize a number of names of the people writing to remember Adam, and I hope the peace in your hearts in remembering his smile, his laugh, and his bravery will keep pulling all of you through the moments of sorrow.
The moment of sacrifice is over for Adam, he's God's defender now. Be proud, family and friends of PFC Adam L. Thomas! God Bless"
Tanya Calef of Kirksville, MO United States of America Oh Yeah!

"Adam,
I would like to say thank you to you and the other soldier who was killed in that ambush with you for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

"Vires Montesque Vincimus"
(We Conquer Power And Mountains)
87th Inf. Motto"

"SEPT 10, 2005
Today 2 years ago you were laid to rest with your brothers n arms I pray your Journey is with the Lord and with all the heroes, til we meet again
All my love
Momma"

"Hey Adam,
I will never forget the last time I talked to you, It was at a party at Lonesome Mile. We had been drinking and cutting up all night, it was about 2 in the morning when we said our last words, "Hey man!, Watch your @ss over there, and see you when you come home!" I am sure we will still see you when we all come home! Love your Hometown friends. God bless, and SEMPER FI!"
Cpl. Jeffery Mitten USMC of La Plata Missouri.

"My Dear Adam, Yesterday Aug 31, 2005 I went to your resting place and it still is the hardest thing to see your name staring at me, I didnt feel you around me and tears came, today I woke and your light was on, I knew you would come back and comfort me, now my tears are dry. I love you each and every minute of every day. I treasure the memories and the laughter. You always make me smile, Take care of yourself til we meet again.
Love Mommy"

"Our Soldier Angel Adam,
Two years have passed; loving memories of you will live on within our hearts. There is a piece written by Steve Newton, author of "Old Sergeant", dedicated to you, Chad, and Evan, now circulating within the cyber world. Adam, you will always be be held dear in our hearts and mind. This is for you:


TIMES GONE BY

Dedicated to:


Adam Thomas.....KIA/Afghanistan/August 31, 2003 - OEF

Chad Fuller..........KIA/Afghanistan/August 31, 2003 - OEF

Evan O'Neill.........KIA/Afghanistan/September 29, 2003 - OEF


There was an elderly man driving down the Interstate, doing a
sedately 50 MPH. He seemed unaware of the looks he got as car after
car passed him. He happened to be the first one who saw, off the
side of the road, a terrible accident that had just occurred.
Pulling over to the shoulder as best he could he made his way down
the embankment to the smoldering vehicle.

As he arrived he saw a young family trapped inside and he worked
frantically to get the door open. Finally with one last pull, using
all his strength, the door opened and he started to pull the family
out. His chest was on fire with pain but he could not stop. He
finally pulled the last person out. A little girl with a terrible
cut on her forehead.

As he tried to stop the bleeding he had a hard time holding the
piece of cloth to her head because of the terrible scars on his
hands. The para-medics arrived and roughly pushed the old man out
of the way.

"Sir, you need to return to your vehicle and leave this to the
professionals."

As the old man, holding his chest, climbed back up the hill:

A loud blast. Fire and smoke and the screams of people caught in
the explosion. Grabbing his med kit he ran directly into the fire
of the burning helicopter. Men were trapped inside but he wrenched
the door open and dragged the men out one by one.

As the Huey burned in the background he administered first aid
despite serious burns on his hands. His citation read: For bravery
and professionalism above and beyond the call of duty, and having
saved the lives of---------------.

An old man pulled up to the quick shop to buy a pack of cigarettes,
when he noticed several young men dressed in gang colors robbing the
store. He only had the use of one arm but he calmly walked in and
told them that they were all under arrest. They laughed so hard
that they did not notice the police arrive.

After their arrest, an officer told the old man that he had
needlessly placed his life in danger and that he could be arrested
for interfering. As the old man climbed back into his car:

He heard the sound of gun fire. Pulling his .45 he ran directly
toward his fellow Military Police officers that were exchanging
gunfire with a terrorist they had stopped at a check point. Seeing
an officer down, he covered him with his own body, despite taking a
round through his arm.

His citation read: For bravery in the line of fire and placing his
life in danger to protect his fellow soldiers-----------.

An old man sat in his porch swing talking with his grandchildren.
He was always considered the "kook" of the family and the kids had a
good time making fun of him. They would make faces and throw food
at him while he told his rambling stories. One piece of candy hit
the old man on the side of his head:

"Then, while we climbed up the sand at Omaha Beach, my best friend
was hit in the head. I dragged him to a rock but I don't think he
made it. I continued forward with my platoon and when we got bogged
down by machine gun fire, I got so mad at just sitting there,
watching as my friends were being chewed to pieces, I finally got
up, grabbed all the grenades I could carry and charged up the hill.
Killed a bunch of the Krauts that day I tell ya."

When all his grandchildren had left, the old man went to his study
and sat by the fire. Above the mantel was framed the Silver Star
for bravery.

An elderly women pulled into the handicapped parking space at Wal-
Mart and had a rough time getting out of her car. As she was using
her cane to walk into the store, several young people began to jeer
her for taking a space so close to the store, while they had to walk.


She ignored them and continued on:

The young nurse ignored the mortar rounds dropping around her as she
tried desperately to evacuate her wounded. She loaded man after man
inside trucks until there were none left. As she climbed aboard the
last truck, a piece of shrapnel pierced her leg to the bone.

It would bother her the rest of her life.

The old man sat all by himself in the nursing home. No one ever
came to see him and he had not said a word in years. He was
confined to a wheelchair but never asked for assistance from
anyone. He could feed himself, and relieve himself, so the nurses
looked upon him as an ideal resident. He was no trouble at all.

The old man had been this way for as long as anyone could remember
and even on holidays he would sit and stare off into space. Every
so often he would shiver as if cold. He could be found most days in
the home's chapel, praying.

Finally one day the old man died. No one claimed his body and no
one mourned him. The were loading him into a hearse for burial in
the city cemetery, when a large convoy of military vehicles arrived.

Surprised, residents of the home looked on as an Army General came
in and asked for the body. He was to be buried at Arlington under a
stone engraved with the Christian Cross.

And under that, the symbol of the Medal of Honor.

NEVER FORGET

Steve Newton

Never to be Forgotten,"
Shirley Modes of Apple Canyon Lake IL

"For those interested, I posted my memoriam for Adam and Chad on my blog: sethllombardy.blogspot.com."
Seth Lombardy of Iskandiriyah, Iraq

"Dear Adam,
Its almost been two years since we lost you and My brother Chad, although i never got to meet you i always think of you and Chad and that fateful day...thanks for everything you have done for all of our country whenever I hear the song by alter bridge it think of you and chad...Rest In Peace

"In Loving Memory"

Thanks for all you've done
I've missed you for so long
I can't believe you're gone
You still live in me
I feel you in the wind
You guide me constantly

I've never knew what it was to be alone, no
Cause you were always there for me
You were always there waiting
And ill come home and I miss your face so
Smiling down on me
I close my eyes to see

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me

I carry the things that remind me of you
In loving memory of
The one that was so true
Your were as kind as you could be
And even though you're gone
You still mean the world to me

I've never knew what it was to be alone, no
Cause you were always there for me
You were always there waiting
But now I come home and it's not the same, no
It feels empty and alone
I can't believe you're gone

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me

I'm glad he set you free from sorrow
I'll still love you more tomorrow
And you will be here with me still

And what you did you did with feeling
And You always found the meaning
And you always will
And you always will
And you always will

Ooo's

And I know, you're a part of me
And it's your song that sets me free
I sing it while I feel I can't hold on
I sing tonight cause it comforts me"
Rachel Burnham, Chad Fuller's Sister of Potsdam New York

"Adam it's almost two years now since you left, and you are missed more every day. When you were transfered to the "Lost Battalion" up in heaven our son Evan wrote us as to how upset he was and that he would mourn your loss. Little did we or he know that less than a month later on 29 Sept he would once again join your ranks. Just wanted you guys to know that we back here we will continue the mission and will not let you be forgotten or let you have died in vane. You are all HEROS and your cause was just. Thank you for sharing yor life with us , rest in peace and save some MREs and a soft spot to sit for us old soldiers."
Mike O'Neill of Haverhill, Mass,USA

"Adam,
I am haunted by the site of your stone I almost dread it, Even with my faith I don't understand it and mostly I don't believe it when I read your name. Yet I find comfort being there where we laid you to rest almost 2 years ago. Oh Baby how I wish it werent true. See you soon
Love your Momma"
Ellen

"Thank you Vince, I was at the Freedom run and yes what an honor the memorial wall, and the run it self is and always will be. I know Adam loved it and was truely honored by all who rode and attended. Alot of people who knew Adam were looking for his tags and now I know that you have them and will wear them with pride in my sons name. He is a great spirit. Thank you for remembering my son PFC. Adam Lee Thomas , his greatful mom."
Ellen Thomas of Burbank, ILLINOIS

"My name is Vince. I recently attended a benefit ride in Illinois in which about 20,000+ motorcycle riders rode to help raise money for the new "Middle East Conflict Wall". The wall is located in Marseilles, Illinois, right on the bank of the Illinois River. The money the run raises helps in the maintenance of the wall and the new names that will eventually have to be added. You can find more info at ILFREEDOMRUN.ORG . When registering to go on this run, all riders received a commemorative dog tags with a fallen soldiers name, rank, age and which conflict they were lost in. I am proud to say that I received OEF Army Pfc. Adam L. Thomas and will wear it with pride. He made the ultimate sacrifice for his country. With the help of the Illinois Freedom Run, He will never be forgotten, nor should he ever be. I currently have two friends in the ARMY who are serving in Iraq as I write this letter. I can only hope to never see their names added to this wall, but realize that they know the risk and are proud to serve, to protect you and me. I hope you will be proud to know that "OEF Army Pfc. Adam L. Thomas" is not forgotten."
Vince of Mokena, IL (USA)

"ADAM,ABOUT AN HOUR FROM NOW I HAVE TO GO TO THE VFW AND LEAD THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE. JUST WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ARE IN MY THOUGHTS ALONG WITH EVAN AND CHAD. I WILL NEVER LET YOU GUYS BE FORGOTTEN. ALL OUR BEST TO YOU AND ALL THE GUYS WITH YOU IN THE BARRACKS UP IN THE GREAT BEYOND. KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR MOM FOR ME SHE LOVES AND MISSES YOU SO MUCH. I GUESS YOU KNOW HOW BEAUTIFUL THE NEW MEMORIAL AT THE BATTALION IS , I TOOK SOME PICS AND YOUR MOM WILL GET THEM.SAY HI AND GIVE MY SON EVAN A BIG SALUTE FOR ME PLEASE. I MISS HIM.
"TO THE TOP" ,FROM EVANS DAD,MIKE"
MIKE O'NEILL of HAVERHILL,MASS USA

""ADAM LEE THOMAS"
"MEMORIAL DAY WEEKEND 2005"
You are remembered and loved
I miss you so, my heart aches
I reach for you in the stars and
say your name at least 10 times
a day. But then your warm smile comes thru and then I smile too.
I LOVE YOU ADAM LEE"
Mommy

"Adam I have a favor to ask of you, Since you are so close to our Lord, If you could ask to protect Chris's son Pierce and Patty's two sons in Irag. On mothers day Pierce called from Irag and that made Chris so happy Everyone was crying and I know they were all feeling sorry for me, but you are safe and I know noone can hurt you every again, so I ask you to do your best and bring them all home safe, the family is still grieving over you and another fallen soldier in our family would be: Well you know, So I hope you and the Lord Jesus hear my prayers. I love you"
Mommy

"Dearest Adam;
Wow what a busy month this has been and continueing to be I cant believe all the wonderful things that have been sent to me to honor you. Everyone has been so helpful helping me find some peace. What a fine young man you have become, May 20 is the Ball in Drum, they have called me and sent the invitation then May 26 they are honoring you and the other fallen soldiers with a plack in Memorial Park in Drum. That will be the hardest. I know you will be with me. Memorial Weekend is no longer picnics it truly has a different meaning. The parade in Chicago that I have taken you so many times will have a place for the Goldstar mothers, I have shared stories with so many families who are going thru the same pain. Because of you I have met such wonderful friends. Monday the 30th they will honor you here in Burbank but I will be attending the Memorial with you in Abraham Lincoln National Cememtey. This year the Goldstar Mothers will be laying the Wreath in all your honors. That will be such a proud moment. For you and all the men who layed down their life for our Freedom. The memorials continue into June. God you would love the Freedom Run. All the Harleys, everyone is emotional you could feel the love for our Country. You will never be forgotten because the great Americans in our great Nation will be forever Thankful. Thanks for bringing me peace when I sleep and Pride when I awake. P.S. Cubbies not so great this year maybe you could head over to the Wrigley to catch a game instead of listening to everyone cry. Love ya Little Man."
Mommy

"I really appreciate all of the wonderful messages everyone has left for Adam and his family. I visit this website often and it just gives me such good feelings to know that Adam will never be forgotten. Dealing with the loss of a young loved one is so hard and everyone handles it differently. Adam's family and friends are not the only ones going through this agony. Please continue to pray for the families of fallen soldiers and for those still serving us. I hope each and everyone of them, fallen and still fighting, are as loved as Adam was and will forever be. A family friend wrote a song after Adam passed and it says...Blessed are the peacekeepers they say, they'll be there to lead the way, when we all go home someday, blessed are the peacekeepers they say. They'll be there to lead the way, when we all meet God someday, blessed are the peacekeepers they say. (written by Leon Shears)

I'll see you there, Adam"
Aunt Tab of La Plata, MO

"Remember, it is the Soldier, not the reporter Who has given us the freedom of the press. It is the Soldier, not the poet, who has given use the freedom of speech. It is the Soldier who salutes the flag, who serves beneath the flag, and whose coffin is draped by the flag, who allows the protestor to burn the flag. Adam was one of those soldiers. There are so many others as well. Please pray for all who are currently serving our country and for those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for freedom."
Adam Thomas Family Friend of La Plata, MO

"Today is May 9, 2005. I just submitted the winners of the Adam Thomas Memorial Scholarship to our school counselor and we both had tears in our eyes. Your Aunt Tab made the certificates and they are awesome - your smiling face is right on the front and that is pretty much what got us teary-eyed, but with those tears we both smiled with pride and honor as well. As the saying goes: And his soul marches on. - ALWAYS!
Love ya - Aunt Lor"
Lori Thomas Smith of La Plata, MO

"As I pulled up this page, the song "I Can Only Imagine" is playing on the radio, a song that was played at one of the two funerals that was held to honor Adam. I think about the song and then I think about the dreamer in Adam and how much he accomplished in his 21 years. I think about the letters that we received from Adam, how he said he was going to buy a motorcycle or maybe a new truck, settle down and have some babies!!! How in every letter after he had been home for a visit it would state : so what's the word about me back home, what are they saying I did when I was home - he just loved the whole excitement - well Ad I want to tell you that everyone has talked about you and read about you and it hasn't been small town news baby - your name has been in TIME magazine, on TV and newspapers all over, on T-shirts, memorial walls, websites, and most of all in the hearts of people, loved ones and strangers all over. Kind of like your song, Hey now your're an All Star!! I often can't sleep at night just thinking things about you from way back to when I babysat you living in Biggs Tr. Ct. to the night you all pulled away in the moving truck to Chicago, to the time I spent with you and your family in Chicago, from the days of the little tan Ugo to your Senior prom here in La Plata! It has all inspired me to write all kinds of things: poems, letters, readings, speeches. I remember you wearing hole in your favorite khaki Unionbay shorts, that grandma tried to throw away but you dug out of the trash and Jordan wore more holes in them and I still see them sitting on top of his speaker upstairs!
I simply can think of something about you every day, with every song, or every friend of yours I see, or every picture I look at. I know everyone that knew and loved you could say the same thing, you were blessed to have so many friends and family no matter where they lived or where they were from. Through this all you have given us so many memories and opportunties to meet others and make friends with those that knew you or those that have lost their loved ones as well. In your life and your death you have given this family and world so much , it is not even possible to complete that in words that people would understand. You remain forever in my heart, prayers, thoughts, dreams. All my love, Aunt Lori"
Lori Thomas Smith of La Plata, MO

"Adam was so loved and loved so many that he was honored in Illinois and Missouri. How awesome is that! I am so thankful we were able to honor him in La Plata because he had so many young friends that would not have been able to travel to Chicago and I feel it would have left an even bigger hole in their hearts if they were not given this chance to say goodbye. If it is my previous email that someone is correcting by stating where Adam's funeral and burial were, please understand I was not trying to get across the point that his funeral was in La Plata, but more importantly that he acknowledged that Jesus Christ is his Lord and Savior. I hope knowing this about Adam will bring peace to all who knew him and to those believers who will get the opportunity to meet him one fine day."
Tabitha (Thomas) Sawyer of La Plata, Missouri

"To clear up a statement made "Adam's funeral and burial are in the State of Illinois" he is buried at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Illinois!!"

"Just wanted to write a quick note about how great of a man Adam was. He was an amazing soldier. My name is James raymodn and was stationed at shkin with adam. He was a great guy who loved to have a good time. He was very tough and after escorting his mother around after the unit returned i realized where the stregth came from. Im out of the millitary now and keep in contact with dave modes who was also wounded. Theres not a day that goes by that i dont think about what happend over there and wish that we would have gotten out there quicker so we could have done more. You lived your life and left life as a hero."
James Raymond of Rochester NY

"Today is April 17,and not a day goes by that I don't think of you Adam. I try so hard to only think of the good times but no matter what, I cannot erase that one day that we got the news. It was like living in a nightmare and we would all wake up, but we didn't. You are my hero,You brave little soldier! I know you are keeping a close eye on all of us..."
your cousin, Lisa of LaPlata, MO

"Today is April 14th,2005, and I remember and Miss Adam everyday, there as diffently been a big hole in my heart since he's been gone, and diffently a big hole in our family's heart as well.
I really miss that cute smile you always had on your face, but I hope to see it again someday and when I do it will be truely AWESOME!
I Love you and Miss you, Adam
Love you, Aunt Tracey"
Tracey Thomas East of LaPlata, MO

"I remember Adam as a small smiling boy who loved the small town of Laplata Mo. This boy grew up to be a man who stood up for us all. Some are not aware of the personal courage it requires to go where Adam went and do what Adam did! Adam was killed on my 70th birthday in 2003 and I of course will never forget that year and date. Adam fought for our freedom and privileges that we enjoy. I truly hope to be with you one day Adam You are sorely missed by all.

Your Uncle Patrick Thomas-Zachary, Louisiana"

"Today is April 14th, 2005, words cannot express what I have felt when I read all the wonderful things to Adam and our family, my tears will not even allow me to finish typing. Ad - Love you and think of your huge smile every day, all the glory to you, you are my "Superstar", to speak of that song you loved to hear on the radio. I will have to finish this later as I have so much to say but am simply overwhelmed with thoughts of you right now. All My Love - Aunt Lor"
Lori Thomas Smith of La Plata, MO

"Adam, I miss your great smile. what a joy you are to all who know you. Thank you for what you did for us all. I love you, and will see you again someday.

Uncle David"
David Thomas of Knoxville, IA USA

"Today is April 14, 2005, I just heard of this website from your Aunt Tabitha, so I decided to leave a note. You were a fellow classmate of mine and Tyson's, we grew together and walked down the same isle at our graduation. You always knew how to make someone smile. I had this picture from one of our last days as Seniors, we were all in the library finishing up on things, and you were reading a book,up-side down at that, trying your hardest to look busy. That's how I will always remember you not only as someone who was always looking for a way to get in trouble, then try to find a way out, but a caring and comforting friend. You didn't go down without a fight and for that, I will always be greatful to you. Until we meet again, you will always be in my thoughts and our memories will live on forever!
We love and miss you ADAM L.THOMAS!"
Mollie Simmons of LaPlata, Missouri

"Adam you are a great person with a large heart, more courage than the lion and full of small town sprit. You will forever live in the hearts of your family and friends. Watch over them from afar. You are forever missed."
Friend of Family of Kirksville Missouri

"Today is April 14 and I found this website through one of Adam's friends, Josh Waddle. Adam has been heavy on my mind lately. We are preparing to offer the second scholarship in his name to a graduate of the La Plata High School, the school Adam graduated from in 2000. Last year the award went to his cousin and best bud, Megan Green. We will honor you always, Adam. Your name will never fade in the town you loved so much. This website is awesome and I will check it often to see who has left a message. July 4th weekend 2003 you were leaving La Plata on the train. We live a block away and heard the train coming and hurried down to the station for one last hug. We barely made it and you got on the train to put your bag away, you couldn't get back off because the train was so packed. I waved at the windows hoping you saw me. When we drove away I had the sickest feeling I would never see you again. I tried to tell myself not to think that way, but I couldn't help it. I got the call Labor Day weekend from your dad with the news you had been killed. My life is pretty much a blur for the 2 weeks after that. But I do know that we honored you and came together like no other family could. There were probably about 500 people at your funeral in La Plata and your Grandpa Jerry told stories about you. The most important story he told was the one about you confessing to him that Jesus Christ was your Lord and Savior and that you believed in Him. This has comforted me many times since August 31, 2003. And, I know that Jesus is comforting you now. I will see you again and I can only imagine what it will be like.
tsawyer@pfh.org"
Aunt Tabitha of La Plata, Missouri

"I just wanted to give Thomas's family my condeolences and graditude. I am very sorry for the loss that you endurred. As well as very thankful for the job your son did in the Army. I met your son on a few occasion's from my husband formely of 1st Bat. 87 Inf.
Ft. Drum, NY which knew him very well as a soldier and as well as a friend. He was a very nice and caring young man. And I am proud to have met such a brave soldier. Thank you!"
Tauna Bittel-Greif of Monticello, Iowa/USA

"Ellen , Jeff and the rest of Adams family I think of you and Adam , Chad and my own son Evan every day. Adam , I know you guy's are together again up in Ft Heaven keeping an eye on us that are still down here , someday we'll all be together but until then we will miss you all and will never let your memory be forgotten. Ellen , you and yours always stay tuff just like your son Adam always did. He and Evan were so much alike from what you've told us that I know they are ok.
To The Top-All The Way!!"
PFC Evan O'Neills , Dad ,Mike of Haverhill , Mass , USA

"I just stumbled across this website today, January 5, 2005, which is oddly enough Adam's birthday. I am Adam's cousin, friend, and high school classmate and I want to first off wish him a Happy 23rd Birthday. I will never forget the day I (we all) lost Adam and his memory still remains in my mind and heart. I will never forget the good times we had in La Plata and all of the trouble we caused. There was no better person to cause all of that trouble with. I knew Adam a long time and it still feels like he has just left to go back to New York or Chicago for awhile and it is just a matter of time before I will bump into him on the streets of La Plata, Missouri. But, I won't. I still have the pictures and memories that I am so fortunate to have and I keep in mind that we will meet again someday. ADAM- I miss you, respect you greatly, and thank you for fighting for what America is all about. You are a better person because of your actions than I will ever be. Thank you to all the others who have posted messages on this website; kind words like those that have been posted help us get through the pain. Bless you all!!!"
Rodney Tuggle of La Plata, Missouri

"Adam today is Janurary 5, 2005 Wow today is your 23rd Birthday "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" I Love you and miss you with all my heart will celebrate with ya today!! Thanks for the greatest years a mother could ever ask for. Smiles tears and a million hugs to you. Chocolate cake and Vanilla ice cream just like you liked it and of course a case of Bud (Miller for me) Again just wanted to wish you happy birthday. Love Mom"
Ellen Thomas of Burbank, Illinois

"Thank you for giving it all that you had...cuz God knows and so do we that you didn't give up without a fight."
Family Friend of LaPlata, MO

"Adam is the stars in the sky at night. He watches over me to make sure I'm safe everyday. You are my best buddy I love you!!!"
Lance Couch of LaPlata Missouri

"Another holiday is upon us...too many have passed without my saying something to Adam and his family. Adam, you were one of the finest Soldiers; one who others never thought twice about entrusting you with their lives. From the bottom of this Mom's heart, thank you. To the Family...who would have thought before August 31, 2003 that we would become a very important part of each other's lives. Thank you. Adam, am sitting here with a smile on my face remembering the visit to Ft Drum and "hanging out" with your Mom and little brother. She radiates with pride and love when talking about you. Anyhoo, am getting lengthy here so want to end with a poem by Marsha Burks Megehee called "Soldier Angels":
There MUST be Soldier Angels who lead our Heroes home when they've fought the final battle and life's last breath is gone. Veterans of ancient firefights with the true courage of their own.
There must be Soldier Angels who lead our Heroes home. To a home past soaring Eagles, past God's great warming sun, the last LZ for Heroes when a Soldier's life is done. He shares a special handshake with his Brothers at Heaven's Door, and awaits The Master's Orders in the Soldier Angels Corps.
Just two words left to say....
Thank You"
Shirley A Modes of Apple Canyon Lake, IL

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA"

"Thanks for stepping forward when America needed you. To the family - Thank you for your contribution to our liberty and freedom. I'm sorry for your tremendous loss."
Ronald Carlson of Montrose, MN

"Hello I'm Adams Mom and I justed wanted to leave my e-mail address so that if anyone who knew my son has any stories or pictures they would like to share with me, I would be forever grateful, Also I would like to thank everyone for taking the time out of their lives to thank my son. My e-mail address: Ellenethomas@comcast.net"
Ellen Thomas of Burbank, Illinois

"Its taken over a year for me to do this and i feel very sorry for Adams family and there isnt 1 day that goes by i dont think of him even though i never knew him but my son did.He was in the same unit as Adam and was his roomate at one time at Ft.Drum N.Y.My son is still very upset.My son told me that Adam was a Bears fan just like our whole family is and he had said Adam was going to take him to a Bears game when this was all over.Sadly it will never happen.God bless Adams family And god bless Adam"
Kevin Litchard Father of Brent Litchard 1-87Ft.Drum Ny.Discharged June 2004 of Northumberland ,Pa.

"On the anniversary of your passing, my continued condolences to your family. Time heals all wounds."
JH of Redwood City, CA

"Private Thomas, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"May God bless the family and friends of Adam. You will never be forgotten brave soldier. Thank you for my freedom and that of our nation."
Candy Knutson of Poynette, WI

"After SGT Balderaz and CasaNover left for Hawaii, I took over as Adams team leader in Dunn's ROGUE squad (a semi-secretive highly elite 10th Mountain squad.) I will say that I never saw Thomas give up. He was the best soldier I ever had and we will all miss his (awwwww) horsesh*#"
Taylor Ward (civilian rogue) of Issaquah, WA USA

""All gave some, some gave all." I am forever grateful to Adam. He gave his life so that we could all live in freedom. He is and always will be an AMERICAN HERO. I will NEVER FORGET. To his family and friends: I am so very sorry for your loss. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless."
Jessica of Rio Vista.CA

"I also have to say that he was a good soldier and person. He never questioned anything. He was DEFINETELEY a ROGUE soldier. And always did what was he was told. I was and always will be, glad to have served with Adam Thomas!"
Robert (ROGUE) BALDERAZ of U.S. ARMY

"I was a team leader in the squad he was in when he first came in the military. Me and the other team leader both wanted him as our first choice when he came to Afghanistan with us. He was one of the best soldiers I have come across in all my years in. GOD BLESS him and his family!"
Robert T Balderaz of USAG-HI, PTA Big island Hawaii

"PFC Thomas was an outstanding soldier and person. I was his first Squad Leader when he first came into the Army. I remember how tough and loyal he was. I will never forget him."
SSG William Dunn(ROGUE) of Schofield Barracks HI (2-27 IN)

"PFC Thomas as he passes into heaven also passes into the rolls of honor along with men who have fought and died from Bunker Hill, to Iwo Jima, to countless of fields of battle.

He was a man who stood for something.

This is one American that is so very grateful for his service."
Tim Estes of Phoenix, AZ

"Thank you Adam Thomas, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"You fought for my freedom and safety and and I'm forever grateful. May your family and friends take comfort in your
service to our country. Semper Fi"
Dan Prisble of Tucson AZ

"I LOVE YOU WITH ALL MY HEART
LOVE MOMMY"
ELLEN THOMAS of BURBANK, IL USA

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Adam Thomas:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Adam for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Pfc. Adam Thomas:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Adam, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on