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HUGHIE DARELL ADAMS


is honored on Panel 1E, Line 40 of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.

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REMEMBRANCES

  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/20/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
    DEAR MAJOR ADAMS,
    THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. YOU WERE LOST ON MY DAD'S BIRTHDAY. SAY HI TO HIM, HE WAS AIR FORCE TOO. REST IN PEACE.
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  • Air Loss - Fixed Wing

    Posted on 6/29/16 - by wkillian@smjuhsd.org
    On January 7, 1964, a B-26B (#44-35207) from 1st Air Commando Squadron crashed ten miles south of Bien Hoa Air Base while on a post-maintenance test flight. Pilot MAJ Cleveland W. Gordon and MAJ Hughie D. Adams died in the crash. [Taken from virtualwall.org and the book A-26 Invader Units of World War II by Jim Roeder]
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  • January 7, 1964

    Posted on 8/8/15 - by Ronad Azarcon, Maj USAF (Ret) ronazarcon@yahoo.com
    I remember the day like yesterday, Maj. Adams. Cleve (Capt. Cleveland Gordon, B-26 Flight Section Leader) my pilot, came in to alert me that we would be test flying one of our B-26s that was in Air Vietnam for repairs, later that day. Some time later, Cleve returned to inform me that you wanted to personally insure that the problems with the aircraft had been corrected and that the two of you would be conducting the test flight.

    I was busy with my additional duties as Squadron Administrative Officer that afternoon when we received word that a B-26 had crashed. Your and Cleve's aircraft was the only 26 airborne at the time. We all held our breath, praying the crash was minor. It wasn't til evening that we learned that the tail of the aircraft had separated and that you and Cleve had both perished.

    You and Cleve have been with me everyday since, but I'm not sure my thoughts are being received by you. I suppose I'll have to wait until we meet again to let you know that I have not wasted the 50+ years you have given me.

    God bless you and your family!
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  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 10/16/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear Major Hughie Darell Adams, sir

    As an American, I would like to thank you for your service and for your sacrifice made on behalf of our wonderful country. The youth of today could gain much by learning of heroes such as yourself, men and women whose courage and heart can never be questioned.

    May God allow you to read this, and may He allow me to someday shake your hand when I get to Heaven to personally thank you. May he also allow my father to find you and shake your hand now to say thank you; for America, and for those who love you.

    With respect, and the best salute a civilian can muster for you, Sir

    Curt Carter
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  • We Remember

    Posted on 12/24/10 - by Robert Sage rsage@austin.rr.com
    Hughie is buried at Alexander Cemetery, Stratton,TX.
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