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  • SP4 Philip J. Adams' obituary

    Posted on 11/2/16 - by
    PHILIP J. ADAMS Mr. Adams, 32, of 78 High Street, Cresson (Sankertown), died Sunday, June 6. 1982, in his home. He was born June 5, 1950, in Sankertown, the son of Alfred D. and Dolores M. (McGuire) Adams. Surviving are his parents of Sankertown, four brothers and sisters: Ronald of Roselle, NJ, Norman, stationed with the Marines Corps in Hawaii; Elaine McCloskey of Lakemont, and Nancy Hoover of Ebensburg, and 14 nieces and nephews. Mr. Adams was a member of St. Francis Xavier's Catholic Church, Cresson. He was also a member of Sankertown VFW Post, Cresson American Legion Post, Cresson Lodge of the Moose, Cresson Community Sportsmen's Association, and Cresson Community Bowling League. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War. He was a 1968 graduate of Cresson Joint High School. Friends will be received from 7 to 9 PM today and 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM Tuesday in the Charles M. Kennedy Funeral Home, Cresson. [Taken from The Altoona Mirror (date unknown) courtesy of the Cresson Public Library, Cresson, PA]
  • Remembered

    Posted on 7/25/16 - by Lucy Conte Micik
  • For SP4 Philip J. ADAMS, of Cambria's bravest of heroes, who gave his all for all of us!!

    Posted on 2/18/16
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he told us
    In honesty, in affection, he told us so.
    He loved us so.
    Every day, in a hundred ways, he showed us so.
    With loyalty and bravery, he showed us so.
    He was our defender, and he kept us free!
    He took an oath to guard us, and fought for liberty!
    He loved us so, and we should know.
    For we loved him so.
    Specialist Adams, you were the very essence of DUTY!...HONOR!...and COPUNTRY! You had been there and done that in Vietnam! You were one brave man who did brave deeds for our country! You fought for the right without question or pause! Your name and fame are the BIRTHRIGHT of EVERY American citizen! In your youth and strength...your love and had given all that mortality can give to defend liberty everywhere! Cambria is very proud of you! You had given your life so that freedom and justice may live! You had lived up to the code of conduct and chivalry of those who guard this beloved ideal SO NOBLE that it arouses in all of us a sense of pride, and yet, of humility! I strongly and honestly believe that Avonmore's own Jill Corey, whom I admire so greatly and so immensely as one of my three top favorite songbirds of all time, the other two being Walton-on-Thames's own Julie Andrews, England's musical queen, and London's own Dusty Springfield, another thrush from England, would be very proud of your service to America, and the sacrifices you made TO KEEP US AND OUR COUNTRY FREE! Well done, Specialist! Be thou at peace. ARMY STRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • We Remember

    Posted on 2/24/15 - by Robert Sage
    Philip is buried at Saint Francis Xavier Cemetery,Cresson,PA.
  • Remembering An American Hero

    Posted on 11/23/13 - by Curt Carter
    Dear SP4 Philip J 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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