Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army 1st Lt. Adam Malson

23, of Rochester Hills, Michigan.
Malson died in Baghdad, Iraq, from injuries sustained while on patrol when an improvised explosive device detonated. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, Fort Drum, New York. Died on February 19, 2005.

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"Thank You ! For Your service, courage, and valor. You will never be forgotten. May we the people always try to keep government on the right path and protect the values morals beliefs this country our forefathers had adopted which you fought for. Thank You again for a your ultimate sacrifice. May GOD welcome you into heaven."
Andrew S. GeLuso of Sterling Heights, Michogan/United States Of America

You will always be in our thoughts and prayers. You were a true leader a great friend and an amazing person. You will never be forgotten. Happy Memorial Day we miss you the Michigan State Army ROTC class of 2003!"
Nicole DeTomaso of St Joseph, MI

"There is rarely a day goes by that I don't think of Adam. He was a wonderful son and a wonderful man. I wish that he could be memorialized by having an elementary school named after him, but I am sure the powers that be will never allow it. Adam, you are still my hero and I will be mourn your passing until I see you again. Love, Mom"
Debra Malson of Rochester Hills, MI USA

"To everyone who has left comments on this page: My name is Ed Nowicki and I'm in need of your help. In december 2010 I requested that the Rochester Community School Board rename an elementary school in honor of Adam. So far I am being met with resistance from the school board. I started a Facebook page which is designed to show support for my proposal. The page is called "Support Adam M. Malson Elementary"
I need you to visit the page, where you can read articles giving the details of my proposal. I also ask that you "like" the page (if you agree with the idea) and MOST IMPORTANTLY: recommend the page to your friends/family/coworkers, ESPECIALLY if they are members of the Rochester community. Thank you, SSG Ed Nowicki"
Edward Nowicki of Ft. Benning, GA

"In memory of 1Lt Adam Malson - Mr Sam Kassab, President and CEO of Guardian Angel Home Care, Inc. of Rochester Hills, MI would like to recognize and commemorate Lt Malson's faithful service to our nation via a "gift", in his name, to a charity or organization chosen by Lt Malson's surviving family. You may reach Mr Kassab directly at 248-293-2400 or via email: skassab@sbcglobal.net"
Randy Whitmire - DAV South Oakland Chapter 19 of Rochester Hills, MI

"Dear Whom Ever It May Concern a couple Years ago I Came Across A Bracelet made of Some Kind of Metal with the Name Adam M Malson it's a Military Bracelet I was told used for Identification! I recently Found it in my Cleaning Around the House, if His Family Members would Like this I would be Glad to Send It to His Wife or a Close Family Member. You Can Contact me through E-mail At downndirtychic@yahoo.com I am So Sorry for your lose he did a Wonderful Job"
Keisha Allen of Malone Ny

"I was LT Malsons turret gunner the day he died. Its been over 4yrs since he passed and I think about him daily. He died trying to help others in need. He will always be remembered."
SSG Ferguson, Kyle of Warwick, RI

"Thank you all for your messages. Today marks the 4 year anniversary of Adam's death. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers today. Thank you again."
David Malson (Brother) of Rochester, Michigan

"February 3, 2009
To the family of 1st Lt. Adam Malson:
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

"Malson Family,
I wish that there was more time to get to know Lt.Malson. You see Lt.Malson was assigned to my plattoon while I was in Iraq. I was one the last soldiers to speak to him before he went out on his last patrol. He was an awesome Lt. and will forever be missed. I pray for Lt.Malson and the rest of your family every night. It has been three years since I've been out of the Army and I will never stop wearing his KIA braclet."
James Bonanno of Clearwater, Florida

Adam was my roomate in Baghdad. He was my friend and a great leader. Not a day goes by where I dont think about him."
CPT Francis Rooney of Philadelphia, PA

"I never got the chance to meet Adam but my husband wears his black bracelet all the time.. He was over in Iraq at the same time as Adam...Thank you brave soldier!! Our prayers are with your family...Mr.& Mrs. Lopez"
Cathy & Jonathan Lopez of Syracuse, NY

"Thank You! You are not forgotten"
Brad of Gainsville, Florida

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

"To the family of 1st LT Malson,
I just recently found out about the death of Adam. We were at a benifit for Jimbo last night and all the kids on Crosley were there. This is when I was told. I wanted to express my deepest symathy for your loss.
Your old Baby sitter.
Dawn Chick-Dewar"
Dawn Chick of Redford MI

"To the family of 1st LT Malson, I seved with LT Malson. He was a great Officer and a great human being. LT Malson, I can never forget you, and all you have given. You had so much in life and you gave it all so that others could have it better, you died helping others. The Thanks I feel for your selfless service is beyond words.
God be With You"
SSG Juhl of FT Leonard Wood, MO

Time does not take away the emptiness I know you feel, yet you march on...alone. Adam would be so proud of you, as we are. You have shown much inner strength and a dedication to the uniform you wear. Thank you and all service men, women and their families for the sacrifice made daily to keep this country strong and free."
mom of Weidman,Mi

"Thank you for all of your thoughts and prayers. I could not have asked to have a better bigger brother than Adam. He was the best. We shared a bond that only a brother can know. When I got in too deep, he always pulled me out and never left my side. He is always going to be my brother, and always my hero. I miss you and love you brother."
David Malson of Rochester, MI

"Dear Malson Family

It's been just over a year since this world lost a great man and a great soldier. I remember in the fall of 2004 when Adam came home to see his wife Lindsey who at the time has been my Platoon leader up until she became the XO for our Company. I met him briefly and right off the bat I knew he was a fun loving guy and it showed he made Lindsey's day when they were together. I was there the night my Squad Leader told me what happened to Adam and we both took a trip soon after to Lindsey's house to comfort her because we had so much love and respect for her and wanted to be there in her time of need. She has been by far my best PL I have ever had and everytime we go to a formal military function we always toast to Adam in his honor for he truly was a Leader soldiers would follow.

To LT Malson, Lindsey you have been such an inspiration of what it means to be a true warrior, and a young NCO like myself couldn't have asked for a better LT. I am so sorry for your loss. I like other NCOs who have been around you since before we joined HHC know that Adam holds a special place in your heart and one in our souls. It's been a highlight in my career to have served with you and my prayers go out to you and your family.

To Adam: You fought a the good fight, now go with God and fight no more. Will take it from here Sir!!."
SGT Michael Lang of Fort Drum, NY

"For Veteran's Day my school (St Michaels College, Burlington VT) made nametags of those who died in the war in Iraq for students to wear. I picked up 1st Lt. Adam Malson's and wore it for the day. It was a reminder of all the people who have given the ultimate sacrifice for our country. He is a hero."
Amanda Hart of Burlington, Vermont

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

"I had the pleasure of working with your son in the early months of the deployment. I worked with on occasion in the HHC CP. Your son also organized the patrol to take me to the Hospital in the Green Zone when I was very sick. I will remember him as a person always helping others."
SPC Luke A Bailey 431 HHC of Ft. Drum, NY

"Maslon Family,
I did not have the pleasure of serving with 1LT Malson but I did have the pleasure of meeting him several times because his wife was my platoon leader. 1LT Malson will never be forgotten. I am now serving as a drill sergeant and I tell 1LT Malson story to my privates in hopes they will someday be a great leader like him. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lindsey I will always be here for you no matter when or where."
SSG Paula Jennings of Fort Drum, NY

"Dear Malson Family
I am the Leader of Girl Scout Troop 864 in New Jersey. My troop sent your son's/husband's platoon goodie bags and a letter for valentine's day through the Adopt a Platoon program. One of the first letters the girls received in return was from Adam. He took the time to answer all their questions and to thank them. I did not have the privledge to know him but the fact that he took the time to answer a letter written by a bunch of 9 and 10 year old girls from New Jersey is a real testament to his character and the type of man that he was. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. If you would like the letter he wrote on Feb. 9, 2005 please e-mail me and I will be happy to send it to you. Again, please accept our sincere sympathy for your loss. freuler4@optonline.net"
Kristin & G.S. Troop 864 of Manville, New Jersey

"my prayers go out to adam malsons family, wife and his fellow soldiers.my husband had the prilvilage of working with him and he was also his platoon leader.i was told he was a great soldier.once again god bless adam and his family.sicerely wife of Sgt.Anderson 4-31 inf fort drum,ny"
Jill of watertown,ny

"To the family of 1st Lt. Adam Malson. I am sure that you have heard from many people during this sad time. I wanted you to know what your son and husband meant to his own soldiers. Our son served with 1st Lt. Malson in Iraq and was part of the mission. This is what he had to say, "He was such a great guy, but more than that, he was a great leader and we will all miss him so much." We are very sorry for your loss. We never met Adam, but he is a hero to us. Sincerely, the Lockes"
Robyne Locke of Gardner, KS, USA

"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

"It is hard to see a friend that we all loved be lost in a terrible bout with Iraq. Adam seemed to perish in a way that would make himself, and his family proud. I am proud to say that I knew Adam Malson. He was the kind of guy that would do anything for his friends. I thank Adam for all the memories through the past years, and wish his family the best. I am sad to see Adam leave, but am proud to say that I knew him. Thank you Adam"
Michael Moore of Rochester Hills, Michigan/ U.S.A.

"Adam was a true American, fighting for a cause he believed in - freedom for all. It is not always easy to understand or accept the path that they have chosen. But it had to have been Adam's way. The pain of your loss will not go away for a long, long time. It is something that will keep coming into your mind and heart. Please, seek help to get through your grieving. Hospice of Michigan is a great help. I sought their help when I lost my nephew in Iraq (Ssgt. Paul J. Johnson) in 2003. Just remember that Adam is ALWAYS with you in your heart AND in the hearts of those he helped to free. He is what America is all about. He is our hero. God bless your family!"
Gerri Puzon of Gaylord, MI

"To the Malson family and Lindsey, my prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult. I pray that God will give you the strength to bear this grief. Adam will not be forgotten."
Sue Clemence of East Lansing, MI

"Thank you brave american Soldier.
Thank you for save the freedom of the whole world.
Thank you from Germany
You are my Hero
Thank you from Ute of Ramstein/Germany"

"To Adam's Family and Friends:
We ask that God will be close to you in these difficult times. Always be proud of what your son stood for, and that he was a part of finding freedom for so many oppressed people. From one military family to another, thank you for all that Adam did for his country. He was a valiant man."
Webster and Ruth Reed (Parents of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Iraq on January 28, 2005) of Krotz Springs, LA

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Adam, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"God Bless you Adam. I pray for the strength of your wife and family
-(girlfriend of soldier who had the pleasure of working with you in Iraq)"
Laura of Ogdensburg, NY/US

"Thank You Adam for your bravery. May you now know the peace you so rightly deserve. God will keep you safe now. My heart aches with your family for their loss. God Bless all of you."
Melissa Macchi, cousin of PFC Mark Barbret, killed 10/14/04, of Roseville, MI

"Lindsey, No training prepares us for this and the Army has no armor strong enough to protect your heart from the pain you must be feeling. Know that we are here for you and you are in our thoughts and prayers. Climb to Glory"
The Wildmans of Ft Leonard Wood, MO

"There is no way for me to express the deep sorrow I feel for yourloss. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this tough moment. I will never forget your son's Sacrifice he has made for our Freedom. Thank you Adam."
Christine B. of USA

"Thank you Adam Malson, 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 1st Lt. Adam Malson:
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 1st Lt. Adam Malson:
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