Adams, Christian, SPC

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
91H-Track Vehicle Repairer
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2008-2010, 91H, Forward Support Company, 20th Engineer Battalion
Service Years
2003 - 2010
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Enduring Freedom
Operation Iraqi Freedom


Two Service Stripes

Two Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Sierra Vista
Last Address
Ft. Hood, TX

Casualty Date
Jun 11, 2010
Non Hostile- Died Other Causes
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Fort Huachuca Post Cemetery - Sierra Vista, Arizona
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 10 Site 0658

 Official Badges 

1st Cavalry Division 36th Engineering Brigade

 Unofficial Badges 

Gold Star

 Military Association Memberships
GWOT Fallen
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
1st Cavalry Division 20th Engineer Battalion
  2003-2006, 91H, 1st Cavalry Division
  2008-2010, 91H, Forward Support Company, 20th Engineer Battalion
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2004-2004 OIF/Transition of Iraq (2003-04)1
  2004-2005 OIF/Iraqi Governance (2004-05)
  2010-2010 OEF-Afghanistan/Consolidation III (2009-11)
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Soldier with So. AZ ties dies in war zone

Carol Ann Alaimo Arizona Daily Star | Posted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 12:00 am

A 2003 graduate of Buena High School in Sierra Vista died in Afghanistan on Friday, the Pentagon announced Monday.

Army Spc. Christian M. Adams, 26, the father of a 2-year-old girl, died in Kandahar of wounds from "a non-combat related incident," the Defense Department said in a news release. It did not provide specifics.

Adams is the 45th military member with ties to Tucson and Southern Arizona to die while serving in Iraq or Afghanistan.

Sierra Vista is about 75 miles southeast of Tucson.

Adams was assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood, Texas. An official there, reached late Monday, had no other details about Adams' service or the circumstance surrounding his death.

"He loved his God and his family, and he loved the Army," said Maria Hamilton, a family friend who lives across the street from the house in Sierra Vista where the soldier grew up. Hamilton said her children went to school with Adams and his twin brother, Anthony.

Christian Adams joined the military shortly after high school as a vehicle mechanic, Hamilton said.

He served three years, left the military briefly, then re-enlisted in the infantry, she said.

This was his second wartime tour, she said. He previously served in Iraq.

Donna Adams, the soldier's mother, couldn't be reached for comment Monday.

She had traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to greet her son's remains, which arrived from Afghanistan on Sunday in a flag-draped transport case carried by fellow soldiers.

Hamilton said Christian Adams; his wife Amanda, an Oklahoma native; and their toddler daughter, Faith Marie, lived at Fort Hood.

They last visited Sierra Vista for the Christmas holidays, she said.

"He loved coming home to visit his family and friends and neighbors," she said.

"He just loved life."

Contact reporter Carol Ann Alaimo at or at 573-4138.

Update: Lumberjack Soldier Dies in Afghanistan: In a message from LTC Peter Andrysiak, the battalion commander, "It is with great sorrow that we announce the death of SPC Christian Adams, Forward Support Company, 20th Engineer Battalion. He was found early this morning on Kandahar Air Field, the manner of his death is undetermined and is still under investigation. His family has been notified, we ask that you keep them in your thoughts and prayers also ask that you respect their privacy during this difficult period. If you have any questions or want to assist in any way please contact the rear detachment. SPC Christian Adams will be missed!"


Christian M. Adams

36th Eng. Bde.

Spc. Christian M. Adams, 26, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., died June 11 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained from a non-combat related incident.

Adams joined the military in June 2003 as a track vehicle repairer and had been assigned to the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, since May 2008.

Adams deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2004 to March 2005. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in March 2010.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, NATO Medal, Overseas Service Ribbon and Army Service Ribbon.

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