Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Capt. James F. Adamouski


29, of Springfield, Virginia
Killed when his UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed in central Iraq. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Died on April 2, 2003.

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"Thank you so much for what you have done for our country, Never forgotten ."
Breee J of Fort wayne

"Meighan, Thinking of you this and all Memorial Days. We will never forget."
Tess Brown (wife of MAJ (R) Brown of Medina, OH

"I was thinking about Jimmy this morning & how lucky I was to have him as a roll model when I was a plebe."
David Leavell of Frisco, TX

"I met Jimmy during a Christmas/NYE Caribbean cruise in 2001, with his then fiancé, Meighan and another couple, The Wolockos. He was a fine young man who exuded grace, confidence, and the qualities of honor. There hasn't been a Memorial Day to pass in the last 11 years that I have not first thought of him. THAT is how strong of an impression he left with me. God bless his surviving family for your sacrifice that surely blessed him in his!"
Claudia of Ecuador

"I knew Jimmy when he was just a baby and our parents were stationed together in Europe for four years. They have been family friends until this day. I will never forget attending his funeral and being struck that I had never seen cops stop interstate traffic like they did to honor him, I will never forget the gut wrenching pain of your loss nor your sacrifice on behalf of so many. And although so many years are going by, we don't forget and we love you all! Jimmy was a real hero!"
Cathy "HIll" Pearson of Virginia Beach, VA

"Daily memories of the presents of CPT Adamouski, SPC Boule, SGT Pedersen, CW3 Smith, CW4 Halvorsen, CW2 Jamar coming through the chow line. Numerous jokes and laughter to offset the fears within from being in Iraqi. I will be placing my deployment boots on the Ford Island Bridge in Hawaii with a picture and flag of my fellow command on 18 August 2012 for the Fallen Remembrance Run. You can view these boots on Facebook (Myworld Nolia and Tripler Fisher House). My Prayers to the Fallen."
Nickea Fludd of Pearl City, Hawaii

"As I reflect back today in history I would like to acknowledge our fallen comrades of Aircraft 557 during Operation Iraqi Freedom,Karbala Gap, Iraq. From the past and current members of 2nd Battalion 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter AAF, GA your memories will always be shared by all. As you read this note, I will reflect back and forth from the past to the present.



I salute you all!



CW4 Eric Halvorsen CW2 Scott Jamar SGT Michael Pedersen

CW3 Eric Smith CPT. James Adamouski SPC Matthew Boule





CPT. James Adamouski



I will always remember the serious talk we had about marriage at NTC in Victorville, CA. You know I was feeling down about how members in the chain of command was talking so negative about my wife and I. You told me to get married and the hell with what everyone else in the battalion thought of us. You said being married and working in the same company wouldn't be that bad as they were trying to make it.



When we went to Iraq together they separated my wife and I. She stayed in Kuwait and I took the journey to Iraq. I remember when SPC McKain said, "Hey Hartley, how about you send letters through me to send to your wife". That started a trend and I was writting 4 to 6 pages a day. You would always ask if I wanted to fly down to Kuwait during your pickup runs. I finally got clearance from the Commander to fly from Iraq to Kuwait to see my wife on April 1, 2003. I spoke to you when I arrived in Kuwait on the flightline and everyone giggled then pointed to the clam shell hanger that my wife was in. Everyone said, "Don't miss your flight because we have a full house going back tonight." I said, " I understand." After flying for 4 hours I was able to spend a priceless 45 minutes with my wife and I can remember the moment as if it was 5 minutes ago. When I kissed my wife and then we started to taxi down the runway all I could think about is the fact that God will see us through the tough times we were facing.



As I arrived back at our FOB (Forward Operation Base) I knew that I only had the chance to get maybe four hours of sleep because the convoy was rolling at 0545. COL Fergusion broke the official news to the Battalion that you all didn't make it back in last night. As the 1SG called roll for his commander, it was silence, as he called for his crew chiefs; there was silence, as he called for his pilots, once again there was nothing spoken. A cold chill was amongst everyone. COL Fergusion concluded with saying, "We must stay focused on our mission and acknowledge the sacricifices these men have given our country." We had a prayer, a moment of silence, and then we went on to our trucks.



I bring this story up today to reflect back on how people can make an influence on our lives. I proposed to my wife in the desert at NTC only a day after my talk with CPT Adamouski concerning marriage. Today I couldn't be any happier to be with my beautiful wife Lashonda, my beautiful daughter Kamiesha, and my handsome son Chris III. I can say that we are a blessed family.



SPC Matthew Boule



Matthew you were always so full of energy and eager to fly. You loved your job so much and that made you noticable amongst all your fellow class mates that arrived at Hunter AAF, GA with you. I can remember many parties that we all attended together. Everyone in our Company was very close to each other as if we knew each other for years. Your memories will always remain with us.



CW4 Eric Halvorsen



Mr. Halvorsen we were on a professional level at all times. I remember when you stayed in Preston Grove Apartments with us in Georgetown. You would always speak but mainly stayed to yourself. We always respected that and we would always thank you for the praises that you would make to PC(production control) on how well avionics was maintaining the aircraft.



CW2 Scott Jamar and CW3 Eric Smith



I can say that you all never sweated the small stuff. You knew things had to be done and you would give SGT Carter and SSG Bartley heads up so we could get the job done.



SGT Michael Pedersen



Your house party in 2002 was the first house party that my wife and attended together. Everyone was there and no one got into any trouble that night either. We all had so much team cohesion during and after work. I remember when you moved out of your house located outside the Montgomery Gate and moved in with SPC Stewart off of Abercorn. I remember when I introduced you to my parents, my sister, and cousins during my 22nd birthday party at the Hunter Club. My wife surprised me that night, I didn't know she rented the whole club out for me. I was so surpised at how many people supported my birthday. Thanks Mike for all the great memories. They will live on forever.
As I reflect back today in history I would like to acknowledge our fallen comrades of Aircraft 557 during Operation Iraqi Freedom,Karbala Gap, Iraq. From the past and current members of 2nd Battalion 3rd Aviation Regiment, Hunter AAF, GA your memories will always be shared by all. As you read this note, I will reflect back and forth from the past to the present.



I salute you all!



CW4 Eric Halvorsen CW2 Scott Jamar SGT Michael Pedersen

CW3 Eric Smith CPT. James Adamouski SPC Matthew Boule





CPT. James Adamouski



I will always remember the serious talk we had about marriage at NTC in Victorville, CA. You know I was feeling down about how members in the chain of command was talking so negative about my wife and I. You told me to get married and the hell with what everyone else in the battalion thought of us. You said being married and working in the same company wouldn't be that bad as they were trying to make it.



When we went to Iraq together they separated my wife and I. She stayed in Kuwait and I took the journey to Iraq. I remember when SPC McKain said, "Hey Hartley, how about you send letters through me to send to your wife". That started a trend and I was writting 4 to 6 pages a day. You would always ask if I wanted to fly down to Kuwait during your pickup runs. I finally got clearance from the Commander to fly from Iraq to Kuwait to see my wife on April 1, 2003. I spoke to you when I arrived in Kuwait on the flightline and everyone giggled then pointed to the clam shell hanger that my wife was in. Everyone said, "Don't miss your flight because we have a full house going back tonight." I said, " I understand." After flying for 4 hours I was able to spend a priceless 45 minutes with my wife and I can remember the moment as if it was 5 minutes ago. When I kissed my wife and then we started to taxi down the runway all I could think about is the fact that God will see us through the tough times we were facing.



As I arrived back at our FOB (Forward Operation Base) I knew that I only had the chance to get maybe four hours of sleep because the convoy was rolling at 0545. COL Fergusion broke the official news to the Battalion that you all didn't make it back in last night. As the 1SG called roll for his commander, it was silence, as he called for his crew chiefs; there was silence, as he called for his pilots, once again there was nothing spoken. A cold chill was amongst everyone. COL Fergusion concluded with saying, "We must stay focused on our mission and acknowledge the sacricifices these men have given our country." We had a prayer, a moment of silence, and then we went on to our trucks.



I bring this story up today to reflect back on how people can make an influence on our lives. I proposed to my wife in the desert at NTC only a day after my talk with CPT Adamouski concerning marriage. Today I couldn't be any happier to be with my beautiful wife Lashonda, my beautiful daughter Kamiesha, and my handsome son Chris III. I can say that we are a blessed family.



SPC Matthew Boule



Matthew you were always so full of energy and eager to fly. You loved your job so much and that made you noticable amongst all your fellow class mates that arrived at Hunter AAF, GA with you. I can remember many parties that we all attended together. Everyone in our Company was very close to each other as if we knew each other for years. Your memories will always remain with us.



CW4 Eric Halvorsen



Mr. Halvorsen we were on a professional level at all times. I remember when you stayed in Preston Grove Apartments with us in Georgetown. You would always speak but mainly stayed to yourself. We always respected that and we would always thank you for the praises that you would make to PC(production control) on how well avionics was maintaining the aircraft.



CW2 Scott Jamar and CW3 Eric Smith



I can say that you all never sweated the small stuff. You knew things had to be done and you would give SGT Carter and SSG Bartley heads up so we could get the job done.



SGT Michael Pedersen



Your house party in 2002 was the first house party that my wife and attended together. Everyone was there and no one got into any trouble that night either. We all had so much team cohesion during and after work. I remember when you moved out of your house located outside the Montgomery Gate and moved in with SPC Stewart off of Abercorn. I remember when I introduced you to my parents, my sister, and cousins during my 22nd birthday party at the Hunter Club. My wife surprised me that night, I didn't know she rented the whole club out for me. I was so surpised at how many people supported my birthday. Thanks Mike for all the great memories. They will live on forever."
Chris Hartley, Jr. of Abu Dhabi, U.A.E

"Remembering each of you "Storm 6" and your families on this the eve of the anniversary."
Lila Lipscomb, Mother Sgt. Michael Pedersen of Columbus, Ohio

"Thank you Jimmy for protecting us all. We miss you."
Daniel E. of South Carolina

"Love you Jimmy!...ahhhh I can see you kbow watching over lil jack..he is a miracle!! And ik you had a lot to do with helping karen and jen.....misss u every day!"
laura of anapolis, md/usa

"Today, we observed Memorial Day at Fairfax Courthouse, and I was invited to speak as a member of the Fairfax City Council. I went to High School with Jimmy and his sisters and I have thought about him every memorial day since 2003. My remarks from today's ceremony are below.

CPT Steven C. Stombres

Today I want to tell the story of Captain James Adamouski. Jimmy was just a kid when I first met him. He was a talented athlete and played soccer, football, and ran track at Robert E. Lee High School. He was small, but he was a ferocious competitor and he quickly earned the respect of all of his teammates.

Jimmy and I grew up in military families and we both joined the Army after graduation. Jimmy went to West Point and was commissioned in 1995. He branched aviation and was sent to Fort Rucker, Alabama where he learned to fly Blackhawks.

Jimmy was eventually stationed in Germany and was deployed to Bosnia and then to Albania during the Kosovo conflict.

His mother was understandably concerned about her son’s safety when she learned that he would be deploying to Iraq with the 3rd ID in early 2003. He told her “don’t worry Mom, I’ll fly low and I’ll fly fast.” In his last letter home before his death, he wrote that ‘‘the conventional Iraqi Army forces are no match for us, however the crazy Iraqi with a bomb strapped to his chest or a shoulder-fired missile is what scares me the most.''

Captain James Adamouski was killed in Iraq on April 2, 2003. I first heard of his death while driving in my car listening to WTOP radio. Then the calls started coming in. He was the first Fairfax resident killed in Iraq, the first West Point graduate to die in Operation Iraqi Freedom and the first soldier that I knew to be lost in war.

He and his wife, Meighan, a fellow graduate of Lee High School, had only been married seven months when she learned that she had become a widow. He had recently been accepted to Harvard Business School and the young couple planned to move to West Point where Jimmy would teach economics after he completed his master’s degree in business.

My generation of soldiers is only beginning to understand the pain and sorrow that previous generations of soldiers, sailors, airmen, and marines have known for decades. We are slowly coming to terms with the loss of such promising lives cut short by the cruel violence of distant battlefields.

Now his name appears on our list, but there is a story behind that name. Just as there is a sad and tragic story behind every name that will be read today.

When the bell rings for Jimmy, I hope you will think of the talented athlete, the dedicated soldier, the loving brother, and the devoted husband that he was.

Jimmy was 29 years old. We have not forgotten him."
Steve Stombres of Fairfax, Virginia

"7 Years. I stopped and prayed and had a moment of silence in honor of each of you the mighty "Storm six", Jimmy, Michael, Scott, Matt, Eric and Erik. You are gone but surley not forgotten, you are each alive in our love!"
Lila Lipscomb, Mother of Sgt. Michael Pedersen of Flint, MI - USA

"Jimmy, we remember you on this Memorial Day and indeed every day. Thank you for your selfless service and the ultimate sacrifice made by yourself and your dear family. You will never be forgotten!"
Sean Strain of Charlotte, NC

"Today is the 6th anniversary. I lower my flag to 1/2 staff for 6 days, one for Jim, Eric, Scott, Erik, Mike and our Mat. I'll never forget your guys sacrifice."
Ron Arteno of Auberry, Ca

"5 years 7 months and your are not forgotten Captain, and never will be."
JC of Milford, CT. USofA

"I went to high school with Jimmy. I hope his friends and family reads this to know I think of him often. The World will not be the same without him."
Brian Sutton of Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Mr. Adamouski,
I want to say thank you to you and your family for your sacrifice you have made along with your family. You were taken home to be with the Lord on my Son's 21st birthday and he joined you on June 6, 2003. His name is BU 3 Doyle "Wayne" Bollinger, Jr. He was killed in Al-Kut, Iraq. I am sure your family misses you as much as I miss my Son. May God always be with you and your family always."
Wyvonne Wright of Talihina, Okla

"I served with CPT. Adamouski in Gieblestadt Germany in 1997. I remember him as LT.Adamouski. James was my company Comander when we deployed to Bosnia for 6 months. I was heartbroken when I heard of his death. James was a damn good Pilot as well as a great leader. I will truly miss him."
SSG Vince Gebhardt U.S. Army Retired of Springfield, Missouri

"I went to high school and junior high school with Jimmy. I also dropped in on him at a soccer game at West Point when my brother was thinking of going there. I remember him as a very nice person and I'm blessed to have known him. I visited his grave today and I still can't believe it is true. :("
Marlene of Alexandria, VA

"Thank you James for your sacrifice."
Cortnay of WA

"My thoughts and prayers go out to family and friends. May your soldiers sacrifice for our country NEVER be forgotten."
of IL

"Having served with you in Geibelstadt, Germany was an honor. When I bumped into you again at Camp Udari, Kuwait it was great to remember the good 'ol days at Gieb. I still remember talking to you at the chow tent like it was yesterday. Also I had just seen and talked to your Crewchief SPC Boule that week while in DOHA. My heart goes out to your family...It was an honor to know you."
Chris Sutherland of El Paso, Texas

"July 4, 2007
To the family of James F. Adamouski. James 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

"I remember you from way back in 1993. You were a "Drill Cadet" at Ft. Sill OK during my 8 weeks of hell known as basic training. I was watching a documentary about the early days of the Iraq War with my wife when I learned of your sacrifice. I want your family to be aware of the influence you had over my Army career due to your professionalism as an aspiring Army officer. You were the type of soldier that set an example for others to follow. Thank You. SSG Whittle"
SSG Whittle of Bozeman, MT USA

"Our Flag is at half mast today...the 4th anniversary. Every year, we place it at half mast for 6 days to honor you and the crew. We knew your Crew Chief Mat Boule. We'll never forget your sacrifice."
Ron Arteno of Auberry, California

"Capt. Adamouski,
Sir, I would like to say thank you for your service and sacrifice for our Country-not just in OIF, but also for your service in Bosnia as well. And to your family and loved ones, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"August 20, 2006
VIRGINIA MEMORIAL QUILT PROJECT
The Friendship Circle Chapter of the Richmond Quilters’ Guild has begun a new project. Our goal is to make a memorial quilt for the closest relative of each soldier that gave his or her life from the State of Virginia in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We are inviting the other six (6) chapters of the Richmond Quilters’ Guild to join Friendship Circle in this Project. The entire Richmond Quilters’ Guild represents approximately 300 individuals. Check our website richmondquiltguild.com and select Virginia Memorial Quilt Project for further details and updates.
We are committed to provide a memorial quilt to each family who sustained the loss of a family member in this military conflict. We are asking family and friends of a fallen member of the armed services from Virginia to contact either Debbie Elam at debelam1@aol.com or Mary Biggs mary_biggs@verizon.net to give us information so we may write a letter to the immediate family asking if they would accept a quilt from the Virginia Memorial Quilt Project. We are committed to treat this information with the utmost confidentiality.
PLEASE help us reach out to the families from Virginia who has lost a member of their family in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Debbie Elam ~ 800 Hallsboro Road ~ Midlothian, VA 23112
debelam1@aol.com
(804) 794-6364"
Debbie Elam of Richmond, VA

"Army Capt. James Adamouski, you will never be forgotten. My brother,CW3 Wm. Brennan went down in his Kiowa 10-16-04. May you now soar together with the angels of those gone with you. America's finest. God Bless."
B. Wall of Connecticut

"Loss is never ever easy and well we miss the good times, the smiles, all the things we argued over, and sometimes we miss the funny pet names we called each other. But there is one thing we can not MISS and that is the fact that this SOLDIER WAS ONE OF THE BEST OF THE BEST and I pray for HIM AND HIS MEN and for the YOUNG FAMILIES LEFT BEHIND. I am so sorry for your loss and share in your loss just the same. My son n law was KIA on Nov2 this year he left behind a very young wife and a very small baby boy. There is alot of this going on and we just have to stick beside each other and PRAY no matter how hard. I AM VERY SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS
momwithwings1963@yahoo.com"

"Thanks Captain! I'm sorry you had to leave us. You gave you life so that our country can be safe from the terrorists."
James Carter of California

"I had the honor of meeting Jim when he went through the Captain's Career Course at Fort Rucker. He was a ray of sunshine whenever he came to our building. He always had a compliment or candy (on a good day, both) for us, and was always good for a laugh. What a shock to have read of his demise.

My condolences are with you for your loss."
Aroha Dahl of Galveston, TX

"To the family and friends of James Adamouski...My name is Robin. My son, Nathan, is also Eric Smith's son. Though we've not met, I have seen and heard much about these 6 brave men, who at that one moment in time, tied our families together...forever. I'm so sorry for my delays in condolences. I know you understand what grief can do to you. Nathan not only grieves the death of his father; but of a father he never got to meet. He will never have memories of a loving father. I've spent the past 3 years trying to bring Eric to life for his sake. In doing so, I have realized that we have a great desire to know more about the men and women with whom he spent those last months. I have kept the families of these 6 men in my daily prayers and have decided to try to contact all of you on my son's behalf...to learn more about his father and those other 5 brave soldiers. You can contact me at jamnmom@cox.net. Again, please accept my most sincere sympathies. May God Bless you all!!!"
Robin of Topeka, KS

"Forever in our thoughts. You are a true American hero."
The May family of Beaumont, TX/USA

"My mother in law is buried at Arlington. When I go to put flowers on her grave I always go to the section where the Iraqi fallen are. As a graduate of West Point I look for fellow alum who have made the ultimate sacrifice. I notice Cpt Adamouski's headstone every time. We of the long gray line are proud of all who are there."
Scott Self WP 1970 of Laurel, Md USA

"this was a very special man - i stopped what i was doing when a tv report on him came on... and a sense of him lingers still...i hope and pray for the peace that passes all understanding for his wife and family... for all of us... the only thing WORSE would be if he had never lived, if you had never known him, if i had never known OF him"
carrie sheridan of somerville ME USA

"TO THE ADAMOUSKI FAMILY FROM THE WAHL FAMILY. OUR HEART AND PRAYS ARE WITH JAMES. SO THANKFUL FOR HIS SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY. JAMES THE ELITE OF HUNDREDS OF MILLION AMERICANS. FOR HE HAS ANSWERED THE CALLING THAT VERY FEW AMERICANS EVER DO! JAMES YOU ARE A HERO! MUCH MORE THEN A HERO! YOU HAVE TOUCHED THE HEARST OF SO MANY. THOSE YOU HAVE SHARED TOGETHER WITH YOU VERY PRECIOUS MOMENTS TOGETHER. YOU WILL NEVER EVER BE FORGOTTEN JAMES. I ALSO THAK YOU FOR BEING A MILITARY BROTHER. FOR THE BAND OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS WATCH OVER ONE ANOTHER. AS OUR SON GREGORY DID FOR YOU ALL, AS YOU DID FOR HIM. WE UNDERSTAND THE LOST OF A SON. HE GAVE HIS LIFE LAST YEAR IN IRAQ 2004. JAMES HAD BEEN FOR YOU AND ALL THAT SERVE OUR COUNTRY. I WOULD OF WORRIED EVERYDAY. I DIDN'T HAVE TO; FOR I KNEW HE SERVED WITH THE VERY BEST SOLDIERS IN THE WORLD. YOU ARE APART OF MILITARY, IRAQI, AMERICAN AND WORLD HISTORY. FIGHTING OFF TERRORISM AND GIVEN THOSE AN OPPORTUNITY TO LIVE IN FREEDOM WITHOUT FEAR. MY PRAYS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. TO YOUR FAMILY REAVCH OUT TO YOUR POLITICAL LEADERS. TO REQUEST ASTREET BE NAMED IN JAMES HONOR! SO THAT HIS COMMUNITY NEVER EVER FORGET HIS SERVICE TO HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY, STATE AND AMERICA. IT IS THE LEAST THE POLITICAL LEADERS AND THE COMMUNITY CAN DO FOR JAMES! GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"Please know that no one will forget the sacrifice your family has made. My prayers are with you. I have created a Memorial for Capt. Adamouski. If you would like to change anything or add pictures of your own I will be honored to do this for you.
May God Bless and Keep you in His Grace.
A Hero's Tribute.Org
http://www.aherostribute.org/military/army/army_capt_james_adamouski_040203.html"
Cheryl of Florida

"any fallen soldier is a burden upon my heart and has more than well earned not only my love and respect but my prayers and sympathy as well you are a hero not only to myself but to my daughter im sorry for you loss. james adamouski i never knew you but you will not be forgotten"
horroshow@aol.com of texarkana,ark USA

"I wear a braclet in memory of Capt. Adamouski....because of the person he lived his life as and the positive influence he made on so many.....I am proud to wear his name every day and tell people who ask me who he is and what the bracelet is about. As former military, I am re-enlisting and will be in OCS to make a contribution to our society...I only hope I can do as much as he has."
Ray of Minneapolis

"Occasionally, we are blessed with exceptional people who really make a difference. Thank you for doing so sir. God Bless you Captain.

SGT Paul Dayes
Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 & 2"

"We are truly saddened by your loss. Our prayers and thoughts go out to your family. You truly are a hero and will not be forgotten"
USMC wife of from VA but now in OH

"You are a true hero, thank you!"
Violet Sepulveda of San Diego, Ca.

"CPT,
It's been two years since you sent me off to flight school. I thank you for supporting me. You will be greatly missed, and NEVER forgotten. I think about the guys every day. You will always be in my heart."
(SGT) CW2 Steve Conway of Clarksville, TN

"I HAVE JUST RECIEVED MY HERO'S BRACELET AND CAPT. JAMES F. ADAMOUSKI WAS ON IT. I JUST THOUGHT YOU'D LIKE TO KNOW. I WEAR IT PROUDLY IN HONOR OF THIS MAN WHO GAVE HIS LIFE FOR OUR COUNTRY. IF YOU'D LIKE TO REACH ME I'M VVB1956@YAHOO.COM"
VICKY of WICHITA FALLS ,TEXAS

"Dear family of James F. Adamouski,
I am sorry for your loss. Ijust wanted to e-mail you to say thank-you for every thing Mr. Adamouski has given to this country. I have just resently found this web site and I want to say thank you to every one and their lost one's because I know how hard it is to lose a family member ar even a friend. This one case stuck out to me because his death was on my 12th birth day and I have bot my father and step- father go to fight in the war and I thank God every day that they came home safely and I also pray to God to keep all of our troop's safe. Thank you for your time.
Sin.
Andrea"
Andrea of V.T.

"I never knew Jimmy, but I had heard so much about him from his sister. She always praised him on his intelligence, bravery, and kindness. He seemed to be a very unique young man with a lot to offer our country. He made the ultimate sacrifice in the name of freedom. No one can ever express the amount of gratitude America owes to him. The loss of a truly terrific person seems too great. He left a wonderful family and beautiful wife, but everyday he smiles down upon them and makes sure they live happy, healty lives. I believe that things happen for a reason, and i believe that although Jimmy's time here was cut short, he still gave more to those around him than many others. He will forever be in my mind as a representation of what a great man is."
A thankful American of Virginia

"Through the shadow of the night and the sunlight of the day they stand up and fight for what they know to be right… they lay down and die for this same right they hold true to there hearts always willing to pay this high price…. But if we are asked what freedom means to us… we know it was our brother or son, husband , friend, cousin, our daughter, sister , or mother the one we stayed up night after night preying they would come home safe and finally the call, the knock on the door that this was not meant to be… and all our dream are set free … set free for another life… another time when we will all reunite…. And we the few we know the true price to freedom…. We know with every tear we cannot forget those who did not make it home… So we live with them in our hearts everyday and know that we will meet again some day.. To all of you how know what freedom is… don’t give up… we will never forget them… if you wish to contact me to just talk or whatever in this time of need prinzel010103@yahoo.com ….. God bless and keep all of you"
Sarah of USA

"To the friends and family of James F. Adamouski:
We grieve together. My husband Justin Linden died June 4, 2004 in Iraq, and it hurts so much to see how many of us had had to bare this pain. Every day I pray for the families of the fallen soldiers and for our military who is still in Iraq. James will live on forever in your hearts."
Sarah Linden of Portland, OR USA

"Thank you brave soldier for sacrificing your today for my children's safer tomorrow. You have our utmost respect and gratitude. May God provide your family with comfort in their time of sorrow and need. May you forever rest in Heavenly peace. You will not be forgotten."
a grateful citizen in arizona

"I am a 7th grade student in a small school in western New York. My teacher saw this web site and thought it would be nice to honor the proud men and women in the force.I am typing this letter to show how sorry I am that James gave up his life for our freedom. From the other messages I read from people who knew James I learned that he was a fun and enjoyable person. I am so sorry that James pased away. I will always remember James and all of the other soldiers that served in the force."
7th grade student of Barker Middle school

"My heart goes out to all of the family members and loved ones. God Bless."
Melinda of Woodbridge, VA

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, James, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Low Flight"

Dedicate to James F. Adamouski

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth,

And Hovered out of Ground Effect on Semi-Ridgid Blades.

Earthward I've Auto'ed, and met the Rising Brush of Non-Paved Terrain;

And done a thousand things you would never care to.

Skidded and Dropped and Flared Low in the Heat Soaked Roar.

Confined there, I've chased the Earthbound Traffic,

And Lost the Race due to Insignificant Headwinds.

Forward and Up a Little in Ground Effect,

I've topped the Admirals hedge with drooping turns,

Where never SkyHawk nor even Tomcat Flew.

Shaking and Pulling Collective, I've Lumerd,

The Low untresspassed Halls of Victor Airways.

Put out my Hand, and Touched a Tree.

Today Jim you Soar with Angels. Thank you for your Dedication and Sacrifice. Godspeed Captain...""
Dennis B. Dray Maj (R) of Tucson, AZ

"Remembering them..Its been a year..

At the rising of the sun and at its going down, We remember them.
At the blowing of the wind and in the chill of Winter, We remember them.
At the opening of buds and in the rebirth of Spring, We remember them.
At the blueness of the skies and in the warmth of Summer, We remember them.
At the rustling of leaves and the beauty of Autumn, We remember them.
At the beginning of the year and when it ends, We remember them.
As long as we live, they too will live;
for they are now a part of us, as we remember them.
Rest in Peace Dear Soldier! We will NEVER FORGET!"
The Grogan Family (USMC) of Lakeland, TN

"I met CPT Adamouski in Bosnia three years ago when he walked up to me in the chapel during communion. He was always there on Sunday mornings and I really am glad that I got to know him. You will be missed Sir."
SPC Anthony Davis of Americus, GA

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

"I grew up with Jimmy. He lived in Tampa until the 6th grade. I played soccer with him and he lived in my neighborhood. He was a great friend and teammate. He was such a great athlete. He excelled at soccer, track. basketball, swimming. The kid could do anything and he was the best at each. It's a tribute that I still think of him to this day. Years had past and I contacted his parents in Virginia back in 1997. I got Jimmy's phone # and called him in Germany to catch up and reminisce. I was thinking about him today and I put his name in the search online. When I found out he died serving his country it brought a tear to my eye. He is special enough for me to remember him enough 20 years after he left Tampa, FL to look him up. He will be missed by all he touched. God Bless the Adamouski family!"
Jimbo Dunnam of Tampa, FL USA

"You will not be forgotten. Even though I did not know you, I thank you and your family for the greatest sacrifice every made by an American"
Pat Walters of Cross Plains, WI

"Your husband will not be forgoten for his valor and selfless service, he displayed the Seven Core Army Values loyalty, duty, Selfless Service, honor, Integrity, Respect, Personal Courage. The 581st MP DET will not forget your husbands sacrifice. Rest assured that his death will not go unanswered, we will live up to his legacy and memory.
God Bless you and Rest In Peace CAPTAIN Adamouski....."
CPL Brandon Price of Fort Hood, Texas

"CPT A, It was truly an emense pleasure being a medic for you and your company. I shall miss flying with you, and seeing your smiling face, chatting with you during flights. You are without a doubt the best commander I have ever had. My thoughts, gratitude, and prayers go to your lovely wife Megan, and your family. We all miss you here in 2/3 Avn Bn. But, we have our memories. You told us before we crossed the burm into Iraq, that you would get us home to our loved ones safely...and we are home without you, it just does not seem fair! Rest in peace Sir. Your medic, Doc Ski."
Dawne Kwiatkowski of Savannah, Ga

"Thank you, Jimmy. WE WILL NOT FORGET."
Bill Stewart of Issaquah, WA USA

"Thank you James Adamouski, 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

""Go with God and may he comfort your family and friends. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice.""
Patricia Anderson of Sanford, Me

"God's peace and love to each of you, I can see this crew flying high in Heaven, the "Mighty Six", the Best of the Best!!! Love to each of you! From Sgt. Michael Pedersen's Family."
Lila Lipscomb of Flint, MI

"I have movies and photos from Iraq and Kuwait from soldiers who served with Jim. I would be very honored to share them with you. Contact me at artenort@netptc.net and I will forward them to you. My son served with him. We share your loss."
Ron Arteno of Auberry, California

"My thoughts & prayers go out to all the Military men and women who are at war and especially those who have lost their lives. May God bless you forever. Thank you for everything, you are my hero! Rest in peace"
Amanda K. Casas of San Diego/Corpus Christi, Texas

"I worked with Jimmy in the S3 shop of 5-158th aviation. He was always able to make a lousey day at work an enjoyable experience. I'll miss him, and so will anyone else who ever knew him. The army and the world suffered a great loss on 2 April. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family."
Charles H. Hall Jr. 1SG (Retired) of Giebelstadt, Germany

"I remember Jimmy from our time in 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment in Giebelstadt, Germany. He was always a well-spirited man, with a great sense of humor. I had not learned of his death until seven months later and I was shocked as well as saddened."
(former Captain) Brian A. Jackson of Sarasota, FL

"My prayers and deepest sympathy go out to the family. God Bless you."
Angela Smith of Heidelberg, Germany

"Jimmy was kind to everyone- everyone. He was a hero, he is a hero, will always be a hero. My daily thoughts are with Meighan and Jimmy's family. He will never be forgotten."
Jocelyn of Pooler, GA

"I'm so sorry for your loss. I can't think of anything else to say. God bless you and your family."
Michelle of Canada

"we share a bond with your family ,we lost our Ronnie Allen on AUG.25.2003.Your family will be in our prayers We will make sure these brave souls are never forgotten god bless your family"
Derek Harrison of Mitchell, In.

"My heart can't begin to express how much I feel for these men and women who are serving our country and the families they have had to leave behind. I want to tell you just how sorry I am for your loss. I lost a cousin in the war and I know what pain you must feel. I take comfort in knowing that these men and women who are fighting and dying for us are with GOD and that there are a few more gaurdian angels looking over us. I want to thank your family for the sacrifice that you have made and send many prayers of hope and peace to help comfort you in your time of loss. God bless you."
Shaylese Marcum of Auburn, AL

"Go with God and may he comfort your family and friends. Thank you for your courage and sacrifice."
Gracie of Idaho

"Our prayers are with your family during this difficult time. Thank you brave soldier, your courage and sacrifice will nerver be forgotten."
Ken and Maritza Holley of Pembroke Pines, Florida

"i am sorry for the lost thank you and god bless you"
ed of rancho cucamonga

"To a Hero:

Thank you so much...God Bless your family and friends!"
sarah of forestport newyork

"To the family and friends of Capt. James Adamouski:
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 James 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 Capt. James Adamouski:
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 James, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera, of Powder Springs, Georgia

"God Bless you...take your seat next to our great Lord..Thank you...."
Sgt. Garza and Martha of Ft. Hood, Texas

"In the 15+ years I knew Jimmy, I never saw him without a smile on his face and a kind word on his lips. He will be missed by all those whose lives he touched. I know he will be watching over us all from above. A true hero."
Joelle Neufang of Stafford, Virginia

"Jimmy was the best of the 1995 "B-4 Buffaloes." His tough-guy corps squad soccer mentality kept old CPT "Hot Rod" Rodriguez in check. His respect for the West Point motto; "Duty, Honor, Country" inspires me to continue soldiering in the Army as long as I can. Jimmy is in a better place right now, but if I could say one thing to him, it would be "Go Buffaloes, SIR!""
CPT Matthew C. Vinton of Gainesville, FL

"Thank you for the ultimate price your loved one paid to continue making America the great country it is. May God give you the strength to endure the days ahead. With deepest gratitude, my prayers are with you."
Terri Curtis of Green Forest, Arkansas

"I feel very lucky to have known you! Your friends and family will miss you very much!"
Shannon Bandler of Northern Virginia

"We appreciate the ultimate sacrifice made by all of our fallen soldiers; they are truly heroes; our thoughts and prayers are with each family as they deal with such a great loss."
Kathy Shumaker of Mechanicsville, VA

"Because of him many are free."
Nancy of Ocala, FL

"We shall never forget James F. Adamouski. We will see the Iraqi children free in the streets of Iraq and remember that the cause in which James was fighting was just, and that he did not die in vain. God bless him, and God bless his family and friends."
Courtney of Dallas, Texas

"Because of your sacrifice, a country is now free and people can live like human beings with choices. Thank you brave soldier for all you did for them and for us."
The Taylors, USMC of NC

"Thank you so much for your sacrifice for our freedoms. Your love one died for wonderful purposes! Thank you!"
Holly of Charlottesville, VA

"Thank you for your sacrifice."
Ginger Smith & Family of Hillsboro, In

"Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.We will never forget your hero."
Lori of Phila Pa

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