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SSG Frank E. Adamski III March 30, 1984 - March 29, 2011
SSG Frank E. Adamski III, stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY, formally of Plainfield, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.; died March 29 in the Sarkani district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small-arms fire.
He was born in Port Jefferson, NY on March 30, 1984 to Frank E. Adamski Jr. of Voluntown and Susan (Poppiti) Adamski of Port Jefferson, NY. After moving to Connecticut from Long Island at age nine, he attended elementary school in Voluntown. He grew up in Plainfield and graduated from Plainfield High School in 2002 where he participated in football and track.
He joined the Army in March 2005, where he completed basic training in Ft. Benning, GA. Following basic training, he was stationed in Friedberg, Germany where he was attached to the 1/36th Infantry, 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division. He deployed to Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He married the love of his life, Danielle (Bimler) Adamski on March 31, 2007.
After returning home, he was stationed in Ft. Benning, GA where he was a Javelin Instructor. In early 2009, he re-enlisted and was stationed at Ft. Campbell, KY where he was attached to the 101st Airborne Division (Air assault), 2/327 1st Brigade Combat Team.
In February of 2010, he became a proud father of Victoria Grace Adamski.
Shortly after Victoria's birth, he was deployed to Kunar Province, Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
His awards and decorations include: Bronze Star Medal; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Afghanistan Campaign Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; NATO Medal, Parachutist Badge; Air Assault Badge and Combat Infantryman Badge.
Besides his wife and daughter, he is survived by his parents, Frank Adamski of Volutown, Connecticut. and mother, Susan Adamski of Westbury, New York,,his sister Veronica Adamski, his great grandmother Emma Marie Adamski, and numerous family members.
A Memorial Service will be held at St. John the Apostle Church in Plainfield on Tuesday, April 5th at 11 A.M. A gathering will be held at the Plainfield VFW following the service and all are welcome. By request of the family, we ask that you bring a dish and your many fond memories of Frank. We want his infectious smile and sense of humor to live on forever.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SSG Frank E. Adamski III Scholarship c/o Plainfield High School P.O. Box 218 Central Village, CT 06332.
Burial was during a private ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery on April 25, 2011.
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