Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Leonard W. Adams

42, of Mooresville, North Carolina.
Adams died in Camp Bucca, Iraq, of non-combat related injuries. He was assigned to the Army National Guard's 105th Military Police Battalion, 18th Military Police Brigade, Asheville, North Carolina. Died on January 24, 2005.

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"March 18, 2008
To the family of Sgt. Leonard W. Adams:
Leonard 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

"Daddy you're my hero. You always have been & I can't tell you how much I miss you. I'd do anything to have you here with momma, Brandon & I right now. I'll see you soo. I love you with all my heart and more."
Your daughter, Lauren of Mooresville

"I knew Len. We went to WCU and graduated in Dec. of 1984. Our ceremony was in May of '85. He was a great friend from around 1983 onward. We spoke only a few times by phone after college but he was one of those guys that although you lose touch, you never stop caring about and hope they have a great life. My memories of Len are of much happiness and we used to talk of old tv trivia and the eccentricities of our teachers at Western. I am certain that anyone who really knew Len was touched by his kindness, sense of humor, and work ethic. In college, he ran a pizza business inside the dorm. (always the entrepreneur) It was only a dollar and the price tag on the box would read 53 cents. That still makes me smile. I heard of his passing on the local news one morning before work and it really hit me hard. After that, I looked up several old friends (about ten) that I had lost touch with and just talked with them. This was my way of letting them know that I never stopped caring about them. I wish I could have told Len. I'm sure Len's wife and kids are wonderful people and will always show signs of being blessed by Len's influence. Thanks Len, for your friendship and service to your country."
Tony R. Frye of Winston-Salem,NC, USA

"As Memorial Day approaches, it reminds to thank our fallen heros who have made the ultimate sacrifice. Thank you for allowing me the right to express my opinions freely and according to my wife frequently. Although I do not know Sgt. Adams, I am a local who appreciates the efforts of those who have and who do serve our great country.
Thank You!!"
PO2 Cleve Pechuekonis of Mooresville, NC

"Fallen families attending the gatlinburg tennessee annual midnight parade and fireworks on the 4th of july. we are entering a float to HONOUR OUR FALLEN AND TO SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. Please inform other families of a fallen soldier. feel free to contact me at leonard_wahl@hotmail.com"
Leonard wahl of Spring Texas

"It's been a year today that God took you home. It's been a long and sad year with out you Len. As I write this the tears will not stop. I know your in a better place but the pain has not gotten any easier knowing this. The pain of losing you has been unbearable for Michelle she misses you so much. Some may ask how do I know? Because I sit with her many nights and watch her cry because she misses you so much. You were the love of her life and yes she has the memories and pictures but she always says thru the tears if her only she could hold you or talk to you one more time. We all know that is not possible until she joins you. When the sun shines I know your looking down and smiling. In heaven you only see the good down here and for that I thank God. For the people who read this my only regret is that if you never met Len you missed knowing a very special person who touch so many with that smile and kindness he had for everyone. You can only Imagine!

We love you
Patty, Phillip, Garron and Katlyn"
Patty Lawing of Mooresville, NC

"I did not know Sgt. Adams. Recently, the local Exchange Club here in Memphis, Tennessee, sold flags with the name of a soldier that had died in Iraq attached. The name attached to the flag I purchased was Sergeant Leonard W. Adams. Although I did not know him, I share in the grief that his family, friends, and fellow soldiers feel. The sale of the flags supported the programs that the Exchange Clubs undertakes to help the children of our town. I hope that his family takes some comfort that Sgt. Adams continues to help people even in his death and that I will fly this flag proudly. Thank you for your sacrifice for our freedom and liberty."
Sam Cantor of Memphis, Tennessee, USA

"LEONARD, THANK YOU FOR SERVING FOR OUR COUNTRY. YOU HAVE NOT DIED IN VAIN! YOU ARE AN AMERICAN HERO. I THANK YOU FOR SERVING ALONG SIDE OUR SON SGT GREGORY L. WAHL. GREGORY FROM SALISBURY, N.C. AND HIS GRANDPARENTS ARE FROM ASHVILLE.(JOHN BREE-HORSESHOE) I URGE YOU TODAY. TO REACH OUT TO YOUR COMMUNITY AND POLITICAL LEADERS. REQUEST A STREET BE NAMED AFTER LEONARD. AFTER ALL HE SERVED NOT ONLY HIS COUNTRY. HE SERVED HIS COMMUNITY, COUNTY AND STATE. WE MUST NOT LET AMERICA TREAT OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS FROM AFGHANISTAN AND IRAQ. LIKE AMERICA DID TO OUR VIETNAM VETERAN'S. GOD BLESS!"
SGT WAHL'S DAD of VALLEY STREAM, NY

""Let us solemnly remember the sacrifices of all those who fought so valiantly, on the seas, in the air, and on foreign shores, to preserve our heritage of freedom, and let us re-consecrate ourselves to the task of promoting an enduring peace so that their efforts shall not have been in vain.
--Dwight D. Eisenhower""
Veteran's Day...2005

"To the family of:Leonard W. Adams I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully, we will 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, Gateway Community Church, 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ,"
Polly Ballew of Covington, Ga

"I served with Len for over 20 years.He was a true friend,a good man, and loved by many.Knowing him has left us all fortunate,losing him has left us sad."
SFC Barnette of Mooresville,N.C. USA.

"Thank you SGT Adams. RIP.
God bless you and your family.

SGT Paul Dayes
Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 & 2"

"Military Police Corps Regimental Prayer
By Chaplain Michael Yarman

Heavenly Father - We approach You today because You have called us to be a people of prayer.

We praise You because You are our Creator, our Redeemer and our Provider.

We acknowledge our great need for You as we fulfill our mission as soldiers.

We have been called to serve our nation as Military Police and we are proud of the honored heritage of the Regiment and our motto: Of the Troops and For the Troops.

Whether we are fighting an enemy, securing as area, patrolling the streets, or helping someone in distress, help us, O Lord, to always be men and women of integrity who can be counted on to do the right thing.

Give us the strength to stand for what is right and to oppose those who would do harm to our nation and the people we serve.

May we always be truthful in Word, Deed and Signature, and bring honor through our service to the memory of those in the Regiment who gave the supreme sacrifice for their country.

Guide us now, Father, by giving us wisdom and knowledge from on high, that as Military Police we will always be prepared to Assist, Protect and Defend."
CPT Glidewell

"to the adams family, i met len about 5 years ago. we started working together in the plant and then we both got moved to offline. during this time i got to know len. he was a good man and i don't know of anyone who didn't like him. i recall his favorite saying "dude let me tell ya" when he had somthing he wanted to share. he always had a smile on his face and i 've never known anyone who loved there job more than he did. i do his job now and i hope that i can do i like he did. he was a great man and a great friend and i will miss him. god bless the adams family"
al jones of harmony nc

"Thank you for your bravery!"
Violeta Sepulveda of San Diego Ca

"To the Adams family from the Wahl family. Leonard is a HERO! An as an old neighbor from Salisbury. Thank You for serving our great COUNTRY. You are the elite of all AMERICANS. Willing to risk everything for us and to give those in Iraq a chance at FREEDOM. With the election turnout. Leonard will be honored by HISTORY. An yes, those that knew Leonard have been touched by a special man, soldier and hero! Our family heart and prays are with LEONARD and his family. our son lived in Salisbury, another fallen soldier of North Carolina. So both are on a new mission now. God Bless!"
leonard wahl of Valley Stream NY

"To Leonard's Family:
There are no words to express the sorrow we feel for your loss. May God bless you and help you through this time."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"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, Leonard, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Leonard Adams, 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

"To the family and friends of Sgt. Leonard Adams:
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 Leonard 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 Sgt. Leonard Adams:
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 Leonard, 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