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 Command (Third Army)
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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Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Start Year
2001
End Year
2020

Description
Operation Enduring Freedom – Afghanistan (OEF-A)
The Taliban
Seizing upon a power vacuum after the Soviets withdrew from Afghanistan after their invasion, the Taliban assumed the role of government from 1996–2001. Their extreme interpretation of Islamic law prompted them to ban music, television, sports, and dancing, and enforce harsh judicial penalties (See Human rights in Afghanistan). Amputation was an accepted form of punishment for stealing, and public executions could often be seen at the Kabul football stadium. Women's rights groups around the world were frequently critical as the Taliban banned women from appearing in public or holding many jobs outside the home. They drew further criticism when they destroyed the Buddhas of Bamyan, historical statues nearly 1500 years old, because the Buddhas were considered idols.

In 1996, Saudi dissident Osama bin Laden moved to Afghanistan upon the invitation of the Northern Alliance leader Abdur Rabb ur Rasool Sayyaf. When the Taliban came to power, bin Laden was able to forge an alliance between the Taliban and his al-Qaeda organization. It is understood that al-Qaeda-trained fighters known as the 055 Brigade were integrated with the Taliban army between 1997 and 2001. It has been suggested that the Taliban and bin Laden had very close connections.

U.S.-led coalition action
Main article: War in Afghanistan (2001–present)
On 20 September 2001, the U.S. stated that Osama bin Laden was behind the 11 September attacks in 2001. The U.S. made a five point ultimatum to the Taliban:.

Deliver to the U.S. all of the leaders of al-Qaeda
Release all imprisoned foreign nationals
Close immediately every terrorist training camp
Hand over every terrorist and their supporters to appropriate authorities
Give the United States full access to terrorist training camps for inspection
On 21 September 2001, the Taliban rejected this ultimatum, stating there was no evidence in their possession linking bin Laden to the 11 September attacks.

On 22 September 2001 the United Arab Emirates and later Saudi Arabia withdrew their recognition of the Taliban as the legal government of Afghanistan, leaving neighboring Pakistan as the only remaining country with diplomatic ties.

On 4 October 2001, it is believed that the Taliban covertly offered to turn bin Laden over to Pakistan for trial in an international tribunal that operated according to Islamic shar'ia law. On 7 October 2001, the Taliban proposed to try bin Laden in Afghanistan in an Islamic court. This proposition was immediately rejected by the U.S. Shortly afterward, the same day, United States and British forces initiated military action against the Taliban, bombing Taliban forces and al-Qaeda terrorist training camps.

On 14 October 2001, the Taliban proposed to hand bin Laden over to a third country for trial, but only if they were given evidence of bin Laden's involvement in the events of 11 September 2001. The U.S. rejected this proposal and ensued with military operations.

The UN Security Council, on 16 January 2002, unanimously established an arms embargo and the freezing of identifiable assets belonging to bin Laden, al-Qaeda, and the remaining Taliban.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
2001
To Year
2020
 
Last Updated:
Jan 25, 2013
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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