Adolphus, Shawn, CW4

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Chief Warrant Officer 4
Last Service Branch
Quartermaster Corps
Last Primary MOS
920A-Property Accounting Technician
Last MOS Group
Quartermaster Corps (Officer)
Primary Unit
2012-2013, 920A, HQ, US Army Forces Central (Third Army, ARCENT)
Service Years
1984 - 2013
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Operation Iraqi Freedom

Quartermaster Corps

Chief Warrant Officer 4



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Georgia
Georgia
Year of Birth
1965
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
Tennille
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Jan 19, 2013
 
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

1st Armored Division USA Central


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
US Army Warrant Officers Association
  1998, US Army Warrant Officers Association - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
   Chief Warrant Officer Four Shawn Adolphus was born in Michigan in 1965. As a young man, his family relocated to Sandersville, Georgia, where he joined the United States Army as a Quartermaster Soldier in November 1984. During his 28 years of service, he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Multi-Disciplinary Studies and was a distinguished graduate of Liberty University.
   Chief Warrant Officer Four Adolphus served in a wide range of leadership positions as an enlisted Soldier and noncommissioned officer to include: Squad Leader; Unit Supply Sergeant; and Brigade S-4 Noncommissioned Officer in Charge. In 1998 he transitioned to the Warrant Officer Corps as a 920A Property Accountability Technician.
   As a young Warrant Officer, Chief Warrant Officer Four Adolphus' first assignment was the Assistant Division Property Book Officer, 2d Infantry Division Material Management Center, Camp Casey, Korea. He later served in the heralded 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and 1st Infantry Division. Chief Warrant Officer Four Adolphus was a trendsetter amongst the Warrant Officer Community, which enabled him to serve in a myriad of distinct duty assignments where his technical knowledge directly enhanced sustainment to Warfighters worldwide. His motivational impact and positive influence on those who served with him was unparalleled.
   Chief Warrant Officer Four Adolphus' served in multiple combat tours during his illustrious career in support of Operation Allied Force; Operation Desert Shield; Operation Desert Storm; Operation Enduring Freedom; Operation Iraqi Freedom; and Operation New Dawn.
   Chief Warrant Officer Four Shawn Adolphus' military awards and decorations include: Legion of Merit; Bronze Star Medal; Defense Meritorious Service Medal; Meritorious Service Medal (7th Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Commendation Medal (2d Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Achievement Medal (6th Oak Leaf Cluster); Army Good Conduct Medal (4th Award); National Defense Service Medal (2d Award); Southwest Service Medal; Kosovo Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Korean Defense Service Medal; Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon (2d Award); Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon (5th Award); North Atlantic Treaty Organization Kosovo Medal; Kuwait Liberation-Saudi Arabia Medal; Kuwait Liberation-Kuwait Medal; Air Assault Badge; Driver’s Badge; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; and Valorous Unit Award.
   
Other Comments:

A Third Army, Shaw AFB, South Carolina, Army Officer died while on TDY on 19 January 2013 at approximately 1600 local from injuries sustained in a single vehicle crash near Sandersville, Georgia.  The 47-year-old CW4 was driving his vehicle when he lost control in a curve; the vehicle exited the roadway and struck a tree.  Seatbelt use has not been reported but initial reports indicate the Officer was ejected from his vehicle.  He was pronounced deceased at the scene.


   
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Gulf War/Liberation and Defense of Kuwait/Operation Desert Storm
Start Year
1991
End Year
1991

Description
Just after midnight on January 17, 1991 in the U.S., Bush gave the order for U.S. troops to lead an international coalition in an attack on Saddam Hussein’s army. U.S. General Norman Schwarzkopf led “Operation Desert Storm,” which began with a massive bombing of Hussein’s armies in Iraq and Kuwait. The ensuing campaign, which is remembered in part for the United States’ use of superior military technology, introduced the term “smart bombs” to the global vernacular—precision-bombing devices aimed primarily at destroying infrastructure and minimizing civilian casualties. In response, Hussein launched SCUD missiles into Saudi Arabia and Israel. Iraq’s use of SCUDs, notoriously inaccurate weapons designed to terrorize civilian targets, nearly succeeded in inciting the Israelis to retaliate. Hussein hoped an Israeli military response would draw neighboring Arab nations into the fight on Iraq’s side, but he again committed a grave miscalculation. Bush reassured Israelis that the U.S. would protect them from Hussein’s terrifying SCUD attacks and Israel resisted the urge to retaliate. Soon after, U.S. –installed Patriot missiles destroyed SCUD missiles in flight and further foiled Hussein’s plan to goad Israel into a holy war.

Following an intense bombing of Baghdad, U.S.-led coalition ground forces marched into Kuwait and across the Iraq border. Regular Iraqi troops surrendered in droves, leaving only Hussein’s hard-line Republican Guard to defend the capital, which they were unsuccessful in doing. After pushing Hussein’s forces out of Kuwait, Schwarzkopf called a ceasefire on February 28; he accepted the surrender of Iraqi generals on March 3.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1991
To Year
1991
 
Last Updated:
Jan 25, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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