Adams, Brandon, SGT

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Last Rank
Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
11B10-Infantryman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2002-2004, 11B10, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
Service Years
2000 - 2004
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Sergeant


One Service Stripe



One Overseas Service Bar


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Home State
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Year of Birth
1981
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Hollidaysburg
Last Address
Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C.

Casualty Date
Sep 19, 2004
 
Cause
Hostile, Died of Wounds
Reason
Multiple Fragmentation Wounds
Location
Iraq
Conflict
Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)
Location of Interment
Calvary Cemetery - Altoona, Pennsylvania
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

10th Mountain Division Infantry Shoulder Cord


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 Military Association Memberships
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Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
  2002-2004, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry
  2002-2004, 11B10, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Army Sgt. Brandon E. Adams

Died September 19, 2004 serving during Operation Iraqi Freedom

22, of Hollidaysburg, Pa.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.; died Sept. 19 at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C., of injuries sustained Feb. 16 in Fallujah, Iraq, when a grenade exploded as he was clearing a house.

Solider dies from injuries sustained in Iraq

Associated Press

APOLLO, Pa. — A soldier from Pennsylvania has died from head injuries he suffered months ago in a grenade attack in Iraq.

Sgt. Brandon E. Adams, 22, of Hollidaysburg, died Sept. 19 at Walter Reed Army Medical Hospital in Washington, D.C., according to his grandmother and a funeral home. Military officials did not confirm Adams’ death.

An infantryman with the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, N.Y., Adams was wounded by a grenade while in Fallujah on Feb. 16, said his grandmother, Melda Bricker.

Doctors in Baghdad were able to remove six pieces of shrapnel from his head, but they had to leave three pieces behind and remove parts of his skull, Bricker said.

He spent the next several months in hospitals in Germany, at Walter Reed, and in Richmond, Va., recovering from his wounds and going through therapy. He stayed at a hospital in Altoona, Pa., until last week when he went back to Walter Reed for surgery to have metal plates put in his head.

“He was improving very slowly. His mind was good and all his vital signs were fine. A week before they took him down (to Walter Reed), he had started to say a few words,” Bricker said.

Adams wrestled during high school and liked camping and hiking, his grandmother said. He joined the Army after graduating from high school in Altoona and was stationed in Fort Wainwright, Alaska, before going to Fort Drum in 2003. He left for Iraq in October.

He is survived by his parents, a brother and a sister.
 

   
Comments/Citation
B CO, 1ST BN, 32D INF, 10TH MTN DIV (L), FORT DRUM, NY LOCATION:WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES
   
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