THOMAS B ADAMS
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HONORED ON PANEL 42E, LINE 60 OF THE WALL

THOMAS B ADAMS

WALL NAME

THOMAS B ADAMS

PANEL / LINE

42E/60

DATE OF BIRTH

12/06/1946

CASUALTY PROVINCE

BINH DINH

DATE OF CASUALTY

03/04/1968

HOME OF RECORD

SELBYVILLE

COUNTY OF RECORD

Sussex County

STATE

DE

BRANCH OF SERVICE

ARMY

RANK

1LT

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REMEMBRANCES

LEFT FOR THOMAS B ADAMS
POSTED ON 8.6.2012
POSTED BY: Marjorie E. Adams

Joy and Tears

Tommy will always be my beloved baby brother remembered with joy and a ache that will never go away. He was fun-loving and a fun person to be with; he was indeed liked by everybody, tho he was a bit mischievous.



However, Tom was very serious about his desire to serve. He enlisted in 1966 and had only served 6 months in Vietnam when he was picked out by a sniper--probably because reportedly the previous day he had found & destroyed a tunnel filled with the enemy. He was the commander of his unit and his superior officer related that he never asked his men to do anything he wouldn't do himself. He had just been promoted to lst Lt. Many thanks to others who have left remembrances of him here and on other sites. We salute him as a hero and for who he was.

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POSTED ON 5.7.2011
POSTED BY: Robert Sage

We Remember

Thomas is buried at Redman's Cemetery, Selbyville, MD. BSM PH
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POSTED ON 1.15.2004

A true hero

What a true heroic man. Thank you for fighting for the USA.
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POSTED ON 1.17.2002
POSTED BY: John D. Rickards

Pictures of Tom Adams

I have obtained two photos of Tom Adams who is on Panel 42E - Row 60 for adding to the Faces on the Wall project. Tom was a class mate of mine and a good friend even though we didn't hang around together. He was the wild one and I was the quiet one. We went to a small school - class size of 30 students for entire grade, so everyone knew everyone.
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POSTED ON 10.13.2001
POSTED BY: Connie Williams Schmidt

I went to Selbyville High School with Tommy.

Tommy Adams was a year or two ahead of me in high school. He was dashingly handsome, and everybody liked him (at least I never met anyone who didn't like him). I didn't know him well, since he was an "upper-classman", but I was devastated by the news that he died in Vietnam. I was very young, and Vietnam was so far away that it all seemed like a dream. Of course, after I went off to college (University of Delaware) I quickly learned how "real" the war in Vietnam was. The story I heard was that Tommy had finished his first term and signed up for a second. He was shot by a sniper as he was boarding a plane to come home. I don't know if this story is fact or rumor, but it made him a hero in my eyes! Now, after terrorist attacks against the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 2001, I am remembering Tommy again and appreciating the sacrifice he (and so many others) made to preserve the freedom we all enjoy here in America.
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