Adams, Danial R., MSG

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Last Rank
Master Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Special Forces
Last Primary MOS
18Z-Special Forces Senior Sergeant
Last MOS Group
Special Forces (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
2009-2011, 18Z, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
Service Years
1995 - 2011
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom
Operation Enduring Freedom


Special Forces

Ranger
Master Sergeant


Five Service Stripes



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Oregon
Oregon
Year of Birth
1975
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Scapoose
Last Address
Wardak province, Afghanistan

Casualty Date
Sep 13, 2011
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Gun, Small Arms Fire
Location
Afghanistan
Conflict
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Marseilles Cemetery - LaSalle County, Illinois
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Special Forces Group


 Unofficial Badges 




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

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award
Master ParachutistAir Assault Badge
Rifle
Special Forces
Canada - Jump Wings Basic

 
 Unit Assignments
3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment 23rd Infantry Regiment3rd Special Forces Group Airborne
10th Special Forces Group (Airborne)
  1996-1999, 11B10, 3rd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment
  1999-2002, 11B10, HHC, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment
  2002-2003, 11B10, 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment
  2005-2009, 18D, 3rd Special Forces Group Airborne
  2009-2011, 18Z, 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2020 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

Master Sgt Danial R. Adams, 35, of Portland, Ore., died Sept. 13 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using mortar, machine-gun and small-arms fires. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Stuttgart, Germany.

MSgt Adams joined the Army in 1995 as an infantryman, where he served with distinction as a team and squad leader while stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. After a short assignment at Fort Lewis, Wash., as a squad leader with 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment Adams earned the Green Beret in 2005. His first Special Forces assignment was as a senior medical sergeant with the 3rd SFG (A) at Fort Bragg, N.C.

In 2009, he joined 1st Bn., 10th SFG (A), located in Stuttgart, Germany, where he served on a Special Forces team. His major military education includes, Airborne School, Jungle Warfare School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, and the Special Forces Qualification Course.

His awards and decorations include, the Bronze Star Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp (4 Loops), the National Defense Service Medal with 1 service star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with the Numeral 2, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, and Expert Infantryman’s Badge.

   
Comments/Citation
MASTER SERGEANT DANIAL R. ADAMS
Died 13 September 2011
Killed in Action

Master Sgt. Danial R. Adams, assigned to 1st  Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Stuttgart, Germany, was killed in action in Afghanistan, Sept. 13.

Adams, a native of Oregon, joined the Army in 1995 as an infantryman, where he served with distinction while assigned to 3rd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga., followed by exemplary service with 1st Bn., 501st Infantry and 1st Bn., 23rd Infantry at Fort Lewis, Wash. After his assignment at Fort Lewis, Adams earned the Green Beret in 2005. His first Special Forces assignment was as a senior medical sergeant with the 3rd SFG (A) at Fort Bragg, N.C. In 2009, he joined 1st Bn., 10th SFG (A), where he served on a Special Forces team. He was killed in action while conducting combat operations with his team in Afghanistan.

Adam's military education includes Airborne School, Jungle Warfare School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, and the Special Forces Qualification Course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp (4 Loops), the National Defense Service Medal with 1 service star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with the Numeral 2, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge and Expert Infantryman's Badge.

Adam's duty stations include Fort Benning, Fort Lewis, Fort Bragg, and Stuttgart, Germany.
He is survived by his wife Melany, his two sons Jeffrey and John, and his daughter Skye.

De Oppresso Liber
As of: 13 September 2011


RELEASE NUMBER: 120328-02
DATE POSTED: MARCH 28, 2012

Special Forces camp dedicated to fallen brother in Wardak province

By Master Sgt. Donald Sparks
SOCEUR Public Affairs

WARDAK, Afghanistan (USASOC News Service, March 28, 2012) – A simple slab of white marble engraved with the Special Forces Prayer was quietly unveiled in a remote camp in Afghanistan to remember a fallen warrior and leader – not far from where he fell.

U.S. Army Special Forces Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) and Hungarian Special Operations Forces gathered to pay solemn tribute to Master Sgt. Danial ‘Slim’ Adams as the SF camp was dedicated and named in his honor.

Addressing his men, some who fought with ‘Slim’ on the day he fell in battle, Lt. Col. Isaac Peltier, 1-10 SFG (A) commander, spoke on Adams’ character and ethos as a Special Forces leader.

“Dan was a Green Beret; he was a warrior who lived to lead men in combat,” Peltier said. “He died doing what he loved.”

On Sept. 13, 2011, Adams, 35, of Portland, Ore., died in an intense firefight when insurgents ambushed his element with RPG, machine-gun and small-arms fire while the element was on patrol in Wardak province.

Adams joined the Army in 1995 as an infantryman and began his Special Forces career with the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Bragg, N.C. as a Special Forces medic and served combat tours in Iraq and two in Afghanistan. While assigned to 1-10th, he was selected to promotion to master sergeant and given the responsibility for a Special Forces A-Team.

“When he came to 1st Battalion, 10th Group his reputation as life-saving medic preceded him,” Peltier said. “Slim took on his responsibility as a team sergeant with energy and passion. He prepared his men by training them rigorously for combat.”

On the day the team came under attack, Peltier mentioned how Adams led his team from the front before he was killed. He praised the other members of the team for having “fought like lions” and “heroically” to get to him and never leaving his side.

Peltier emphasized during the intimate gathering how the loss of a Special Forces A-team member impacts the morale of the team. He particularly highlighted the Team Sergeant as the nucleus of a SF A-Team; and in losing Adams, it “strikes the very heart of our force.”

“The team and the mission must go on and indeed it has,” Peltier said as he looked into the eyes of his men. “I know Slim would be proud of you guys for carrying on the mission in his absence. So today we dedicate this camp to him – Camp Adams as it shall hence forth be known, but perhaps our greatest tribute to Dan is to continue to bring the fight to the enemy, to uphold the high standards of the Green Berets and to care for and love our teammates and families.”

Peltier concluded his remarks thanking Adams for his sacrifice, service and for “being the quiet professional.”
Following a recital of the
Special Forces Prayer by the Task Force 10 chaplain, the men who served and fought with Adams one by one touched the marble bearing his name – silently.

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