Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

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

Army Spc. Adam G. Kinser

21, of Sacramento, California.
Kinser died west of Ghazni, Afghanistan, when a weapons cache prematurely exploded. He was assigned to the 304th Psychological Operations Company, U.S. Army Reserve, based in Sacramento, California. Died on January 29, 2004.

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"I dreamt of you last night, as I was walking down a hallway I passed your brother Luke, he was talking to me as he was going out the door. I turned back around and saw you although it wasn't the full you but the new Heavenly you following behind your little brother. It was so vivid and felt so real that I felt compelled to share it. Miss you Adam,❤️"
Crystal V of Rio Vista

"I live on the lake at Clearlake California. My grandson found a commemorative dogtag washed up on the shore with the following. "Army Specialist Adam G. Kinser KIA 1-29-04" If a family member is interested please call Mrs. Dean at 707 994 5734"
Mrs. Dean of Clearlake, Ca.

"Please send me a good contact for a family member of Adam, i served alongside him and i might have some Video footage of him while we served together in AF."
tom of goodrich 15834 randall lane , Minnetonka, Mn 55345


You would be smiling at how many of your friends still remember and write to you on here. Your son is getting so big, it's such a blessing to get to see him as much as we do. The years pass, but the wound never heals and the emptiness is never filled. I love you big bro! Until we meet again..."

"Almost ten years, Adam. I cannot believe it. Some days it doesn't feel like you are gone at all. I miss you terribly. A day does not go by without you in my thoughts, helping me through each day. It touches me to see everyone on these sites saying how much of an impact you had on their lives, because you have also made the biggest impact on my life. Thank you for being that amazing person. Thank you for your sacrifice. Some day I wish to be a quarter of the person you were and are. You're still living in everyone's memory and that will never fade. You changed so many people's lives in your short 21 years and that is so incredible. I hope that you know every night I look up to see you shining bright in the sky--that one star I can always see. I love you so much."
of California

"Adam you are loved and missed very much. It's hard to believe almost 10 years has past us. Thank you for protecting us. You were always such a great friend and amazing person. God Bless You and Your Family. Love You Always!"
Veronica M of Isleton

"Adam you are remembered in such a way that it brings the most tears to my eyes I think anyone could cry in one sitting. We weren't friends but you were kind to me, and a lot older than me but I grew up around your family in our small town. Its hard to find truly a beautiful soul inside and out but the world had one in you. Thank you forgiving your life so others may continue theirs with freedom. Your son is growing up and I can't believe it's been almost 10 years.. Rip Adam and keep smiling like I know you are up there."
of Formerly of Rio Vista

"I still think of Adam all of these years later. I also keep his picture displayed in my living room that I received after Adams funeral. I was so touched by his service that I will never forget him."
Jeanie Annon of Fort Wayne, IN

"i will never forget the times we played together as kids until i moved away. whenever I came back, I always admired you and considered you still a friend. it makes me so sad not to have the chance to watch you grow up but I will always consider you a great role model."
Gabe Velasquez of Chico

A few months ago I was in Rio Vista and saw your mom. She had a little boy with her and when she told me he was your son I almost cried. I told him you were a great man. It took everything in me not to cry. You touched so many people in your short life. You affected me more than I knew until you died. My daughter was born three years after you passed and her middle name is in memory of you, Cadence Addison. You were the nicest, fairest person I have ever known and I think about you every day. It's been almost 9 years since you have been gone and I still can't believe it. Thank you for your service to our country."
Heather C. of Lodi Ca (formerly Rio Vista)

"I did not know Adam. I am in New York City today and while walking through the city I came upon this beautiful church. It especially caught my eye because these yellow ribbons were hanging along the gates swaying in the wind. There were hundreds of names but somehow I came upon Adam Kinser, 21. For some reason it sent shivers down my spine! I posted this picture of his yellow ribbon and name on my Facebook thanking him but I guess just a name did not suffice. I just wanted to find out even one detail about the person behind that yellow ribbon. From reading all of these posts...what a wonderful young man. God bless.

Cece of Washington DC

"Adam I still wear yor braclett and will cont as long as i can. Saw a picture of your place. I have not seen it in years and very proud of what i see. Wish Iwas no so far away. when i get to cali I will pay proper respects Till then your in my heart... 530 315 2572"
SSG Gregory LeClerc of San Antonio, TX

"Paul and Terri,
I know that today is a difficult day for you. A loss of a love one is never forgotten no matter how much time has passed and the pain in our hearts are never gone. May God bless and comfort you and your family on this day of rememberence of Adam. He touched so many people during his time on this earth.

Tracey Ceelen of Benicia, CA

"Paul and Terri, I know this is a hard day for your family but I wanted you to know that Adam will always be loved and missed by those who knew him. You two are such a blessing to this community and God has worked His work through you to the young people who live here. Never think that Adams sacrifice was in vane."
Janie of Rio Vista

"Dear Adam,
i was so young when you died but some how i remember so much about you. You are loved and missed so much. I remeber going over to your house almost everyday and me and Bekah would sneek down stairs and spy on you and Tiff(: You were always like a brother to me. Little things make me stop and think of you almost everday. I also want to say thank you for be there and watching over me in my car wreck. You told me to close my eyes and everthing would be okay. I know your watchig over me up there. I cant wait to see my big brother someday up there.
Love you always
Claire of Woodland Ca

"Adam, you are still loved and missed. I love you son, and will see you when we meet our Saviour. Thanks, all of you for your loving hearts in honoring Adam."
Paul Kinser of Rio Vista

"Adam, you are still loved and missed. I love you son, and will see you when we meet our Saviour. Thanks, all of you for your loving hearts in honoring Adam."
Paul Kinser of Rio Vista

"John 15:13"
Horton of Lodi, california

"Adam, not a single day goes by that I dont think about you. Not a single day goes by that doesnt allow me to wish I could have been there. Not a single day goes by that I dont remember your smile, and not a single day goes by that I dont remember the look in your wifes face the day we remembered you for your sacrifice.(She was proud) That was a day that I still wrestle with today, both in my mind and in my heart. What kills me the most about the day I spoke in rememberance of you was that after I had finished, I looked down into the eyes of your wife, and said that "we" loved you too. I will never forget "that" 304th. I will never forget SMG Houseworth; I will never forget, Kujo, Ceja, Bails, Schmitty, Plute, Wade, Robertson, Hoke, Channel, Big Mike, Goose, and the list goes on, you know who you are. I know as I remember them they all remember you Adam. Those were great times and I know that Adam would not have wanted us to morn his death, but rather to cellibrate his life. "So here's to you my brother in arms!" I want you to know that not a single day goes by that I dont think about you while I continue the fight. May God bless your family. May he keep them warm and tight. And God bless you brother as I cellibrate your life. To the boys out there of the 304th, I miss you all,... It was the time of my life. 1-209-423-5184
I love you brother, .. I'll see you at the alternate rally point. Out here~ Horton"
SPC Horton, Robert of Lodi, california

"Adam, I have worn your name on a KIA bracelet for all of these years. Although I'm now here at Bragg for the last 7 years, some kid came up to me at LAX and asked me what was the reason I wore that bracelet for...I told that kid it was for a good guy, one of my wife's Army kids who served...sorry tears welling up...to do what was right. I gave that kid the bracelet and told him to take it to his history teacher...SGM Mary's husband."
Tom Martin of Ft. Bragg, NC

You have been avenged. I miss you friend.."
SSG LeClerc of Washington DC

"Adam Kinser, as I have been thinking about you a lot this past week I can't help but think what an amazing person and friend you were. I cherished our friendship so much. You were always so kind and always willing to lend an ear. We had many fun nights together and talks and how funny its was the way I made fun of Tiffany's voice cause she always sounded so sweet when she called you. You two were a match made in heaven. Adam, I look forward to the day were we can see each other again. God bless your family as I think of them often! Your son is quite the handsome fella! I love and miss you so very much!

You're our hero, you're my hero! God be with you till we meet again! Love you!!!!"
of Rio Vista, Ca

"Today I stop to remember a hero Adam Kinser who was killed on this day in 2004 in Afganistain. Adam I am sorry I pay my respects at your place of rest in Rio Vist Ca, but I as well as you Fellow PSYOP Comrads and Friends will stop as well today and remember your life. I only hope that some day that your son who will only know you from... pictures will get to know the hero you are. RIP Adam, Miss you

SSG LeClerc"
SSG Gregory LeClerc of Washington DC

"It has been almost 7 years and yet My family and I think about you daily. We all miss our days on Esperson Court. God Bless you and The Kinser family."
of Former Rio Vista Resident

"Today the Bales family joins with the Kinsers in remembrance of Adam's sacrifice. We are sorry for your loss but want you to know that he is never forgotten. His life is honored daily in our home. I never fail to associate Phillipians 4:13 with Adam as he not only had this verse written on his body but on his heart as well.

We wish his family many blessings on this somber day of memorial-"
Ben Bales of Lincoln, California

"Do Not Weep
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glint on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you wake in the morning hush,
I am the swift, uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circling flight.
I am the soft starlight at night.
Do not stand at my grave and weep.
I am not there, I do not sleep.
Do not stand at my grave and cry.
I am not there, I did not die!
Mary Frye
RIP Adam-may your family have peace in knowing you are always with them."
Michelle Leddon of Pittsburgh, PA

"I can't believe it's been 6 years since that tragic day. I am proud to have known such a great man. I am proud to wear the same uniform as you. Every day when I put it on I am reminded of the sacrifice you gave. Every morning, when I tie my boots before I leave, I say a quick prayer to you and your family. God Bless you Adam! You are a great man and will always be loved deeply and missed greatly!"
SGT Diana K. Roper of Rio Vista, CA

"Adam, You are missed very much. You are not forgotten, nor ever will be. Your memory lives on, till we meet again.

Thank you for the ultimate sacrafice you gave to us and the country for which you served."
TeaLa Yohe (Richmond) of Stockton, CA

"adam g kinser was a good boy"
brendan s kinser of troup,texas

"adam g kinser was my great great great grandfather"
brendan s kinser of troup,texas

"May 26th, 2008

Dear Kinser Family-

This Memorial Day I remember your son and the sacrifice he gave to this nation four years ago.

His memory is never far from my family as his picture graces our hallway everday; a wonderful picture of Adam and Sgt. Stauff surrounded by Afghan children.

I look forward to the day when my daughters are old enough to ask me about this picture so that I may share with them his story.

Your son is loved by many and Adam will never be forgotten.

God bless you and your family.

Sincerely and with great respect-"
Ben Bales of Lincoln, CA

Hey Adam i really miss you"
and this is the 2nd message which i am leeve here i can forget you bcs we spend the most and papolr days in the messions and you prommissed me on that time when you will be back home you will find a girl to take marrege with me then i will come to united state to leave together with you and your familly but we lost you only this is right i love you Adam and i cant tell any thing els bcs i am cring"
abdul Billal (BOB) of Afghanistan

"bl_momahnd@yahoo.com (I really miss u adam i dont know u but we had the sam story one of the sgt with th name of kookarue was working with has and we do the best missions in diffrent area of the ghazni and also sgt wenny was our staff sgt he ingurd in bomb plast in ghazni province and qara bagh district i really miss him bcs it was the first day of him that he used the another tirp to the mentioned mission and as i heard he were so sad on that day bcs of the nwe terp and the got id and i am saying i never miss any thing in my life the only thing that i miss is sgt wenny our scuat leader and i am saying if some body know him plz send is phone number to my email address and my phone numbers are as a belwo +93 799991780 +93 700960915"
Bob terp in fob werior of ghazni of Afghanistan

"Kinser Family, It's been four short years since I last saw Adam in Ghazni. I really enjoyed his company as he would hang out in the Operations Cell when he had down time. We would talk about anything and everything. I instantly liked him very much and took it pretty hard When Adam and James Mowris made the ultimate sacrifice while I was still in Afghanistan. I would like to talk to you if you wish. Blacksheep2027@yahoo.com"
George Davila of Texas

"Adam, after 4 years there still is not one day that goes by that I don't think of you. You truly were one of best people that I ever knew. You and your family will forever and always have a place in my heart. We all love and miss you so very much and one day we will see you again."
Lora Ochoa of Rio Vista, CA

"Oh Adam! Wow it has been 4 years since you've been gone. It really does seem like yesterday! That was the worst day of my life! I felt for you, your family, your unborn child, your wife! I know God works in his ways and we don't why you had to part us! I do know he works in mysterious ways. I got off my shift from work on January 29th and when I got in my car the music was playing. Guess what song?? Tim McGraw's, "If You're Reading This!" I just bursted into tears because it reminds me so much of you and how much I miss you! I know you are truly missed everyday by so many people. In your honor we all need to be a better people/community! I love and miss you everyday! You were such a great friend and coworker! Rest in peace Adam! xoxo"
of Rio Vista, CA

"November 19, 2007
To the family of Spc. Adam G. Kinser:
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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"Mr. and Mrs. Kinser,

It has been awhile since I corresponded with you. As I said before Adam was a great young man and soldier. It was certainly a pleasure working with him in Konduz. I have suffered a similiar loss and now know the pain you have experienced. My 18 year old son, Eric, drowned last January after he ran into open water while snowmobiling on a lake about an hours distance from our home. He was much like Adam in that he loved life and was always ready to lend a hand. God bless."
SFC Todd Schwanke (ret.) of Owatonna, MN

"Adam was an incredible human being. He was loved by everyone in a town where that is nearly impossible. God bless his family, stay strong."
RVHS Class of 99 of RIo Vista, CA USA

"My brother is in Iraq right now and I just wanted to say that i'm sorry for your loss. I could never imagine loseing my brother, it would ruin my life."
Toby Grow of Hanover,Michigan

"ADAM,since you left us there hasnt been a day that has past that i have not thought of you or your family,we all miss you so much and cant wait for the day when we will get to see you again in heaven.We love you and miss you!"
crystal V of Rio Vista

"To the Kinser family:

This is Joey, (Alices son) I Just wanted to let yall know that even though me and Adam didnt hang out as much as cousins should, I still miss him veary much.My love go's out to all of you. I live in a military town and every week I hear The base playing Taps over the loud speaker. I always stop what im doing and put my hand over my heart out of respect for our troops and fallen soldiers. A lot of the time I swear I fell Adam standing right next to me. I know a lot of military personal read this and I would like to thank everyone of you for what you do. I miss yall veary much and I thank all of our troops.
God bless

Your always on my mind and in my heart.
Love joey and the rest of the Chavez family

Joey Daly of Jacksonville AR

"Adam, I miss you lots! I know you're doing great work in heaven! Love ya!"
of Rio Vista

"To Kinser Family,
I served with Adam in Afghanistan. I am assigned to the 321st CA Bde out of San Antonio, TX 78209. We were stationed together in Konduz, before he left for Ghazni. You raised a wonderful son and a great person. We would stay up for hours talking and watching movies after missions. He always talked about how he was so happy on becoming a dad. He had the biggest heart that anyone could have. After we left the PRT in Konduz, I ran into him at Bagram he said he was on his way to Ghazni and that when he came back, we would hang out. I miss him to this day. I recently just returned from my second tour in Afghanistan, while I was there I stop by the Psyops building and they have a small mural for Adam. I had not realized how long it has been and how much he touched a lot of people. It was a honor to serve with him. May God bless a great soldier, father and most of all a great friend. He will truly be missed."
SSG Sanchez, Joe E of San Antonio, Tx

"It is so insane to think that its almost been three years without here with us! Man it feels like yesterday that I was at church with you...you sitting in the back of the room leaning back in your chair, so cool! You were the one guy that every guy looked up to and the one guy that every girl had their first crush on, even myself. I remember pretending to be sick just to see you walk into Riverview to TA for Marie, I remember you driving me home one night in the rain after I had cheerleading practice, you showing Colton and I your eclipse...even though we told you we liked your civic more, I remember journalism and how we constantly fought over who got the computer in the back corner...it actually became quite the challenge to beat ya to class, or even frisbee friday when you hit me in the head...such good and short lived time with you! I remember the day I was told about you, I will always remember that day...I lost a friend, a personal hero and favorite person, the day Rio lost such a success! I miss you so much, even though we didnt talk really after you graduated I just miss you anyways! I keep your whole family in my prayers everyday although that I still cant believe what happened, I dont think I ever really will. you will forever be in my heart, you will forever be in my thoughts because of the person you were, so awesome and so charismatic it was almost unbelieveable at times, you were a real success story and its sad that you had no idea how many people you impacted just by being you. I will always be so honored to have called you a coworker, a classmate and even more so my friend!

To the Kinser family~

You will forever be in my prayers. I hope it help ease your pain just a little to know how much Adam was loved by so many...even people that barely knew him loved him! He was so amazing...not that I have to tell you that! You did an outstanding job of raising such a man and thank you. Im so sorry for your loss even now, three years later because I know that it must be just as hard as day one!

Much love and prayers!"
J. Furlong of Travis AFB (Formerly from Rio Vista)

"To the family of Adam although I never knew Adam I fill in my heart he knows how much he is missed for he has family with him in heaven,as well as on earth. marine Pfc A.W. kinser who died in vietNam they will be remembered eternaly for they gave thier lives for us. God bless them all. Marine D.Kinser also viet Nam vet"
dennis kinser of Philadelphia Tn./usa

"When I was little I came to Rio Vista to meet my Grandma and Grandpa. They introduced me to Adam. He was my cousin. They had this home video they showed me of Adam and I when we were little...I am honored to have ever even met him. I've carried the memory of meeting him with me for years. I live in Southern California and they have a memorial of fallen soilders on the beach in Santa Monica...right near the pier. His name is on a cross. He will be remembered."
Danielle Lee Schmidt of cookarue@yahoo.com in Long Beach CA

"Fortunately, my paths crossed with Adam while attached to the 304th in Afghanistan. I am honored to have served with Adam and it's obvious to me how many lives he touched. My warmest thoughts are with his family and son. If ever driving on I-435 in Kansas City, MO, you will notice the mile of highway that has been dedicated in his honor."
Megan Jones (Formerly of the 308th PSYOP CO) of Kansas City, MO.

"Your unit replaced ours in Afghanistan. You and I did the same job and could have even passed in the exchange in Bagram. Although we never met, you were a 'brother' in arms. All I can say is 'thank you' for your service. To family and friends, you are in my thoughts and prayers. When I remember my Afghanistan, I think of SPC Kinser as well. God be with us all!"
SPC Brian K. Roberts of 310th PSYOP Co. (Atlanta, GA)

"I remember meeting you in Afghanistan. We talked about your family and your upcoming addition to your family. I will remember you forever, Brother. Thank You"
Gregg of Salt Lake City (formerly FT Bragg)

"Adam, you are still in my thoughts everyday. God brings you down a different path as life goes on but no memories are ever forgotten. Thank you soooo much for our little boy. I promise he will know who his father was. Thank you Lord for your blessings and your plan for our lives. To you I give little Adam."
of CA

"If al man where like you the world woud by a better place"
La of New york

It is so hard to believe that it's been 2 years since you left us. You were an amazing man to know, and I feel honored to have served with you. You are thought about every day (but then, you know that don't you). Everything I do in regards to preparing others to go overseas is with you in mind. I know you are watching over all your brothers and sisters in uniform.
I'm sorry it took so long for me to come by to see you, but I finally made it this week."
MAJ David Halen of Sacramento, CA

"Adam, I can't believe it's been almost 2 years. I still think about you, and the impact you had on me after knowing you for such a short time. I can remember the week you got your orders, and it still makes me cry. I pray your family is doing well, and I pray that my boys can grow to be half the man you became and that my daughter would meet a man half as good as you were."
Marco Benson of Elk Grove, CA

I would like to say thank you to you and the 7 other soldiers who died in that blast for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy."
Mike Casey of El Paso, Texas

"To the family of:Adam G. Kinser 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

"Adam will be missed by our family dearly. He was such an inspiration to our family. He will be honored in our hearts and minds forever."
The Brian Groves & Penney Family of Rio Vista, California

"I cried for you, just as I promised.
Bagram Air Base-'03-'04"
Mark Billings of Guam

"Always remembered. Even though lives change, you will never be forgotten.To you honor is given."
Bob M. of Clovis, Ca

"To our dear daughter, Terri, and her husband, Paul and the kids. Thank you for blessing us with a super grandson! He was, without a doubt, the sweetest boy, so loving. He was the first-born of all the grandkids and was a born leader. He always stepped up to the plate to serve whenever needed. Grandpa and I remember when he was 7-8 yrs old and we went waterskiing with you guys and Paul was teaching Adam to ski--he kept falling & Paul said "you can do it, son," and he finally made it up. Even though we live 400-500 mis, away and didn't see your family as often as we would have liked to, we still feel very close to you and all the kids and there is always the phone. I just wish I could call Adam and hear his vibrant voice, but I talked to him when he was home on leave and will forever remember that conversation. He used to email us and always closed with "I love you guys very much and God Bless you," He was a good Christian boy and I know Tiff will raise little Adam to fall in his father's footsteps. We miss him terribly and wish we could be closer to you but you know we love you all."
Grandma Carol & Grandpa John of Camarillo, Ca.

You were an amazing man and a superior soldier who was loved by all and never knew an enemy. It was my life's greatest pleasure to know and serve along with you in Afghanistan. I regret not being able to attend your funeral but every day, as I place the American Flag at the front of my home, I salute and remember you. My heart and prayers are with your family, especially your beautiful son.
You are an example to us all and may we strive to live life just as vibrantly as you. I know we'll meet in heaven but until then, I miss you, brother."
B. Bales of Sacramento, CA

"I knew Adam for about 2 years, I was with him in Afghanistan. When all the teams split up, he was the one I missed the most. I loved that guy, we could joke around for hours. When I heard he was to be a father it was a shock but it was awesome, he was happy and curious. He was planning on being a great father. Adam G. Kinser was one of the greatest soldiers I have ever met, he was dedicated and loyal, trustworthy and honorable. He serves everyone now in reminding us of the great sacrifices great individuals are willing to make for God and country. We will all see you soon."
Charles Hummer 304th TPC of Sacramento, CA

"I was reading about different things that are going on in the Middle East and thought about Adam- when I found this site it brought tears to my eyes. Adam was a one in a million kind of guy! I remember seeing him all the time in school and in church. I also remember being in Tech School for the US Air Force when my mom called me with the news. Even now so much later, I cannot believe he is gone. My condolences go out to the Kinser family, I hope you all are doing well! God Bless."
Jilliann (Shockey) Clary of F.E. Warren AFB, WY (formerly from Rio Vista, CA)

"To family and friends -
My heart goes to all of you. You had a fantastic son that I always looked up to. Although it has been over a year, I still think about Adam and he will always hold a place in my heart.

Love and prayers for years to come."
Christina Scott (Gomez) of Walnut Creek, CA

"Dear Kinser Family,
As I scroll down the page, I see alot of beautiful heartfelt messages left about Adam. Some from people who never knew Adam at all. He was a great person and though we were never really close friends in grammar school or high school, I always thought that Adam was a very nice young man. I feel very blessed to have been able to sing at his memorial and his funeral. Though that was the hardest thing I have ever had to do in my entire life. Every time I hear of another fallen soldier I think of Adam, and of you guys and how you have had to deal with this. You are always in my thoughts. You know Adam always said to me that WHEN I become famous he wanted to be my bouncer. It was something we always joked about. Well, Adam had alot of faith in me when it came to my voice, and he got that faith from two wonderful parents who instilled God in his life. Adam is missed everyday by those who knew and loved him. I just want you to know that I am here if you guys ever need or want to talk."
Christina Stevens of Boulder City, Nevada (formerly Rio Vista, CA)

"Adam Kinser
What a terrific young man! I have always looked up to Adam; he was one of the most charismatic people I knew. Extremely good at heart and everything he did. I don’t think there was a day in his life that he didn't carry that bright smile wherever he went. Growing up with such a truly awesome person was one of the greatest gifts in life. It's still hard to believe that i wont walk into our high school reunion and see his bright face. To Terri and Paul I am truly sorry for your great loss. You guys did a wonderful job raising such a talented and bright young man that i will never ever forget. I have just one picture from our 8th grade graduation of he and I proud as could be of our accomplishments. I look at that picture and think everyday how proud I am to have had a hero for a friend. Adam thank you so much for giving your life for this country. You will never be forgotten and it's just a matter of time before we will all see you again in heaven. If you would like to talk, contact me at: sheilamarietottie@yahoo.com"
Sheila Robinson of Fiddletown Ca

"Mr. & Mrs. Kinser and family,
I want to extend my most heartfelt condolenscenes. I too have felt your pain for my 21 yr. old son Bu3 Doyle "Wayne" Bollinger, Jr.
He died June 6, 2003 from an unexploded ordinance that was in his camp where he was. He had just turned 21 on April 2, 2003. I just wanted you to know that I am very proud of your son for what he was doing and what he stood for. Thank you both for raising such a fine young man as your son Adam. He will always be remembered for what he has done, and never forgotten for who he was and what he stood for. I ask everyone to please remember not only our ones still over in Iraq and Afganistan but also the ones lost there as well. I lost my son in Iraq.
It will get easier for you all as it has for myself, my other 2 boys and my fiance.The pain never fully goes away, but the comforter is still there with you all and will be as long as you need him to be. I have the joy of knowing my son is in Heaven as I am sure your son is too. Again I thank you so much and am so very proud of your son, my son and the many sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, aunts, uncles and cousins. May God bless and keep your family safe and always be comforted. If you need to talk please email me or leave a message on my son's sight."
Wyvonne Bollinger of Poteau, Okla

"Paul, Terri, Tiffany and the entire Kinser Family: With the one year anniversary of Adam leaving to be with our Lord upon us...we just want to let you know that you are often in our thoughts and prayers. Our family continues to think and speak of Adam often and he will never be forgotten. We are very proud of him not only for serving our country...but especially for serving our Lord. His life was a shining testimony for Jesus. We know that upon facing God in heaven - God wrapped his arms around Adam and said "Well done, good and faithful servant!" We look forward to meeting Adam again, but until then, we will continue to pray for God's peace and love for your family. In Christ's love..."
Fred & Sallee Carvalho and family of Lodi, CA

"i know that tommorrow will be one year that Adam gave his life for our country and i just wanted to let the kinser family know that i am so sorry for your loss. i have started a prayer chain for your family, so my whole family and co workers and friends are all praying for you and for strength for you all. know he is a hero, and i considered adam a hero before he died. he was a great man and his memory lives strong through out or community."
amber downer of rio vista ca

"As the anniversary of your death approaches,i find myself mourning all over again! You were like a big brother to me and i am so thankful for all of the memories! I will miss you until we are together again!"
Melissa Knopp of Rio Vista

"I was my please serving with you Adam you touched my life in the short time i knew you my prayes and hope to your family. I will cont the fight for you my friend"
SGT Greg LeClerc of Dixon, ca

"To the family of Adam Kinser, I had the great honor of getting to know Adam during basic training and AIT. He was a great friend and an even greater person. My battle buddy will always be remembered by me as one of the best I have ever known. May God give you peace of heart, and courage to face the night."
SGT Jeremiah Groff of Visalia, CA

"To the Kinser Family,
I wish to tell you I'm so sorry for your loss .I lost a daughter in 2002 and it is really hard. I know you will miss him a lot , he will be looking down from heaven. May God carry you through this very difficult time. God Bless."
Margie Kinser Karasek of Evant,Texas


"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

"Rest in peace, brother."
SSG Matt Tumilty of Fort Bragg, NC

"The Kinser Family, Adam is in my thoughts everyday, he was a definetly an angel sent from above,his voice and his advice would and still does help me through some pretty rough and confusing times. He will always be there to listen. I just want you all to know how good of friends we were. When Adam came back in Dec. he called us after he had been home for a couple nights and invited us over to his and Tiffany's new apt. and you know what i dont think we left there until a day before he was scheduled to leave. We feel so blessed to have been able to spend that time with Adam. The morning of the last day that we were at Adams and Tiff's;Brendan and myself were asleep on his living floor and I remember us both waking up at the same time to find Adam looking down over us and Brendan said "hey what are you doing?" and Adam replied with his million dollar smile "nothin' just checking on you guys, making sure you'all are alright". I think about this moment all of the time, and I know that where ever I go he'll always be there to watch over me. Thank you Adam for being my friend,I will always remember who you were and what you stood for.To the family,if there is ever anything that i can help you all with please let me know.Paul and Terri, Adam has changed my life sooo much. The way that I do things in life are much different then a year ago and I am living life for what its worth. Thank You. GOD BLESS much love, Veronica Montano and Brendan Ricketts"
Veronica Montano of Isleton, CA, United States of America

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

"Of all the young men I've known Adams heart was by far the most sincere. He was the most loyal, loving, committed family member or friend. His death has not only brought sorrow and loss, but God has brought blessings as well. My family loves Adam Kinser more than we can exsplain. The great part about it is we will all be with him soon. This is a profound thing to try to understand. The young person that Adam was while he lived in this temporal life was able to help all that knew him to feel O.K. about our relationship with the living Lord. You see to Adam it was all about the condition of the heart. He knew alot about the attitudes of the heart, because God gave him such a huge heart, the Lord brought him home. Jesus worked for good what the enemy wanted to twist for bad. Adam Garith Kinser died a heros death. He not only has the metals from his fighting for our country, God has given him the Crown of Life, along with a Marders crown from dieing in a holy war. As Adam's appointed Uncle Jim I want the world to know two things, I am so proud to be Adam's uncle and I have drawn so much closer to Christ because of Adam's life and death. I love you Adam... I love the Kinser family... I love you Jesus..."
Uncle Jim of Fairfield, Calif.

"Having served in Afghanistan, and having driven through Ghazni, I can attest to the "difficult" situation we faced there. SPC Kinser put himself in harm's way so that others Americans can sleep soundly. To the his loved ones, know that his loss is felt by many others."
CDR Jim of CA

"To the family and friends of Shawn Clemens,
We can only but pray that we will have the pleasure of meeting such a wonderful soldier as Shawn in that golden city. He along with our son Justin Scott and six other soldiers paid the ultimate price for our freedom and the freedom even of those who do not realize this. These men are now soldiers of a higher commander. They are now waiting for us to get ourselves right so that someday we’ll be together again. Than shall we know how all the pieces of the puzzle fit together.
All our love and prayers to the family and friends of this wonderful brave soldier, your son, our soldier. Please feel free to contact us at blscott@fuse.net"
Wm & Lisa Scott of Bellevue, KY

"To Adam's family, I am so sorry for your tragic loss. Please know that many of us appreciate his service and sacrifice for our country."
F.Smith of Pennsylvania

"Greater love hath no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends. God bless you Adam"
Sarah of ky

"To the Kinser Family: I am so very sorry for your loss. Adam was a great person. I will NEVER FORGET the sacrafice Adam made for all of us. I will always remember his smile and how he could always make my day a lot better. I will always miss him. He is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless. Adam: THANK YOU. Rest in peace."
of Rio Vista,CA

My friend that I looked up to in many aspects of life, a fellow servicemember, and someone that I will never forget. Knowing that you were very dedicated to making the world a safer place you gave the ultimate sacrafice and I salute you. You are a hero in my book. Every time I hear morning and evening colors I think of that brave soldier standing next to me saluting, chin held high with the upmost pride beaming from him. He is the reason I will stay in the military- I will do it for you. I will finish the job you were unfortunately cut so short from doing and I believe you will be right here by my side along with everyone elses gracing us with your presence- just like you did when you were with us in person. Adam, I shared so many memories with you. I will never forget your smile, your laugh, and the papers we copied from eachother in economics! I truly loved you as a brother and will continue as if tragedy never struck. I miss you dearly and wish I was able to say goodbye. I remember when I was home on leave and we had seen eachother for the first time since graduation. Sailor to soldier we bonded a bond we never knew existed. I know you are smiling down at all of us everyday helping us make the right decisions. You are truly a beautiful person inside and out. I love you and miss you.
Petty Officer Third Class Carol Sundell of Washington, DC (formerly of Rio Vista)

"God bless this brave soldier. When my kids go to sleep, I look at them and I think of the men and women who have give it their last full measure to make them safer. God bless you..."
The Estes Family of Phoenix, AZ

"Dear Kinser Family,
Our hearts go out to all of you. We also know how great the pain is as we lost our son and brother SSG Shawn Clemens in the same explosion. Their memory will live forever in us and others. Please contact us. God Bless you all."
Candace Clemens(mother) of Allegany, N.Y.

"Be proud of Adam. Be sure to fly your American flag in his honor and keep his memory alive. My prayers are with you at this time of need. Take comfort in knowing he is at peace. God bless!"
Jean Moran- Ben Gilman's sister of Wethersfield, CT

"To Adam's Family,
I wanted to give you my heart felt condolences for the loss of your son. My son Benjamin Gilman lost his life in the blast in Afghanistan also. I pray we all will find a way with the lords help to get us through this. God bless you all."
Edith Gilman of Meriden, CT

"Dear Kinser Family:
I am so sorry for your loss. I only knew Adam for awhile, but I feel fortunate that I got to know him and talk to him. Adam was my T.A. in my math class my sophmore year and everyday he would walk in with a smile I will never forget. He was a great guy and the nicest person I've ever met. He is a hero and his bravery goes beyond words. I will never forget him and what he did so that we could live in freedom. My heart goes out to the entire Kinser family, his wife, his son,and to all of Adam's friends. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless."
Jessica Franco of Isleton,CA

"Adam...One if the greatest guys I have ever met. You touched my life! I will always remember the fun times we had together, from soccer youth group to camp and everyday at school. You truly are my hero and have left a legacy greater than you could have ever imagined. I'll see you when I get there. Love you forever!!"
Rachel of Rio Vista, CA

"Adam Kinser a true HERO.Thank you Mr. and Mrs. Kinser for having a great kid..REST IN PEACE. YOULL NEVER BE FORGOTTON"

"To Adam's family,
I am saddened to hear of your loss. I was a friend of Robert Cook who also lost his life in this explosion.
My prayers are with your family daily. Dwell in the happy memories you shared with him. God's blessings to you all."
Candy Knutson of Poynette, WI

"I know about what happen because of the Cavanaugh family.Nick one of Tiffany Kinsers little brothers goes to school with my sister and she told me what happened. When she told me the story I new he was a hero!I new the Cavanaugh family but not the Kinser family and if I new them than I would probley been crying even more than I hade** Adam Garth Kinser is a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!! You'll always be in my heart.. REST IN PEACE!!"
Taylor of Vacaville California

"To the Kinser and Cavanaugh family you are so lucky to have a person in your family like that!! Adam Kinser is my hero and probly everyone elses to... Im soooo sorry about what happend, When I found out what happend I cried and felt so sorry for everyone he left behind..Adam is a true solider and HERO also he is really is a rio vistain son.I love Adam and HIs family.. ~~~Rest In Peace~~~ YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTON!!!"
Jen of Vacaville California


""RIP Brave Solider. You are now the beautiful star we see shining bright at night in the sky.""
The Taylors USMC of NC

"Rest in peace brave soldier!"
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Adam Kinser, 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 Spc. Adam Kinser:
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 Spc. Adam Kinser:
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