Michael's Dispatches

Adam Ray


18 February 2010
Kandahar, Afghanistan

On Feb. 9th, in a field near a road, an Afghan soldier squatted to relieve himself.  He picked the wrong spot. A bomb exploded, blowing off a leg, and he died.  Captain John Weatherly, Commander of Charlie Company of the 4-23 Infantry at FOB Price in Helmand Province, mentioned that in passing as he described the series of events that led to the death of Specialist – now Sergeant – Adam Ray, a vigorous 23 year old, born in Tampa, Florida.  The bomb the Afghan stumbled upon was near the IED that struck Adam.

Without the thousands of culverts underneath, the roads of Afghanistan would be flooded and washed away during the snow melts and rains.  In safe countries, drivers pay as little attention to culverts as we would to telephone poles.  As a practical matter they are invisible to us.

In the war zone that is Afghanistan, life and limb depend on noticing normally mundane things like culverts.  They are a favorite hiding spot for the Taliban to plant bombs intended to kill Americans driving the roads.  Hundreds, even thousands of pounds of explosives can be stuffed inside, launching our vehicles into the sky, flipping them over and over, sometimes killing all.  And so, in some areas, soldiers on missions must stop dozens of times to check culverts for explosives.  Since we do this every day in front of thousands of Afghans, they know our patterns.  In addition to planting bombs in culverts, they plant mines and other bombs near culverts, to get men who stop to check.

The U.S. military has been taking inventory of the culverts, identifying their exact locations, and documenting them with photos and maps.  The military has embarked on a program to place barriers on culverts over which our troops cross on any regular basis.  The enemy tries to remove or circumvent the barriers, and so night and day we have SKTs (Small Kill Teams) who move from place to place watching culverts.  The SKTs frequently call fire that kills men who come to place bombs.  When more enemy comes to collect the bodies, we kill them, too.  But the SKTs can’t be everywhere all the time, and so this wily adversary lands hard blows every day.

The main route west from Kandahar is Highway 1, the jugular for ground transport in Afghanistan, which also connects to major cities like Kabul.  Donor nations have invested hundreds of millions of dollars to construct and attempt to safeguard this crucial passageway.  Yet the enemy is always there, leaving convoys smoldering and bullet-riddled bodies slumped over steering wheels or crumpled on the road.

Between Kandahar and just east of FOB Tombstone most of the culverts have been blocked with obstacles such as concertina razor wire, yet ten remained open.

And so on Tuesday, 9 February 2010, Charlie Company from the 4th Battalion 23rd Infantry of the 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team from Fort Lewis, headed out to conduct “culvert denial.”  The Soldiers know the risks of approaching the culverts, yet they do it anyway.

Staff Sergeant Christine Jones from the 4th Combat Camera Squadron was along on the mission.  Company Commander Captain John Weatherly was away at a meeting when 3rd Platoon arrived west of Maiwand, just off the south side of Highway 1, near the village of Yakhchal, a Taliban stronghold.

The unreleased combat photos show that the morning was clear and bright.  Soldiers can be seen unwinding concertina wire at the mouth of one side of the culvert.  Specialist Adam Ray walks across the road to the other side of the culvert, down in the drainage area, and a photo catches dust in the air.  A flock of birds can be seen taking flight.  The meta-data on the image indicates it was 9:30 AM.  A white 4-door car sped away, over the culvert, and Sergeant Jones quickly snapped to get the plate.  Subsequent investigations indicated the car was not involved.  The soldiers’ discipline speaks for itself; nobody shot at it.

Adam Ray was among the three soldiers who had been wounded by the small explosion.  Captain Weatherly got the radio call and headed over, as did Army medevac helicopters.  Adam’s feet and legs were fine; the explosive was buried higher up, near the road at the side of the culvert.  He had been hit in the neck. The other two soldiers had arm wounds that were not severe.  Despite the danger of more bombs, the photos show soldiers and medics diving straight in to help.  Adam was patched and put onto a litter, and soon an Army helicopter with a red cross landed in the dust.  The wounded were loaded and flown to Camp Bastion where Adam Ray, the third of five children, beloved son of a minister and a devoted mother, a soccer player and a flirt, who tutored dyslexic kids and was known to ask less popular girls to dance at school events, died.  He was 23 years old.


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    Norman Lamothe · 10 years ago
    May you now RIP as your time here on earth was short, but your short life will never be forgotton. For a job well done so now go with your fellow soldiers and rest in peace.And God will watch over you untill we meet in heaven.
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    VNCorpsman · 10 years ago
    Sleep well Brother. It is a shame our CIC wants these Marines, Soldiers, Sailors, and Airmen to obtain Health Insurance to cover their wounds. As he is quoted as saying, "They volunteered for this, so they knew there were risks, and they should help out. Sorry POS.
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    OIFMEDIC447 · 10 years ago
    Rest In Peace brother. Lord I beg you to comfort the families of the brave fallen. I'll see you on the other side. Your work is done. rest easy now troop.
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    OIFMEDIC447 · 10 years ago
    Rest In Peace brother. Lord I beg you to comfort the families of the brave fallen. I'll see you on the other side. Your work is done. rest easy now troop.
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    soldiers Dad · 10 years ago
    Yes, almost all of us proudly Support our Troops. It is not a blind support, we know and realize the sense of duty and patriotism these young men and women posess. If not for the courage and fortitude of our troops, where would our world be today? Better? I don't believe so! They will come home once the mission is complete, they know they have to stay and until that day comes they will fight with all their heart and might. They are there serving, not for some agenda, they are there for the man (or woman) standing beside them and they can do this because there is always someone there who has there back. Thank you Adam for you service and sacrifice and thank you to my son who I thank God for returning safely. God Bless our Troops and God Bless America!
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    Tom · 10 years ago
    Thanks for the information. Our son, Army Chinook crew chief with the 4th CAB, is due to deploy to Afghanistan in the May '10 timeframe. We are concerned, of course. Your posts are always informative and sometimes heartbreaking, but I'd rather know the reality than assume anything otherwise. Thanks again. I'll keep reading. Oh, and the charge card $$ is coming your way.
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    Michael Miller 1259 · 10 years ago
    Mr. Yon's reporting style reminds me of classic war reporting from WWII. It is the kind of detailed, honest, unsentimental journalism, (without the anti-American slant that infiltrated reporting during the war in Viet Nam) that Bill Mauldin or Ernie Pyle would have been proud to produce.
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    Brian · 10 years ago
    Our troops are in that hostile environment fighting the Taliban because the Taliban gives aid and succor to the folks who slaughtered so many on Sept 11 in New York City. They help those who killed Americans and they are repressive to the extreme to their own people. If they did not have guns do you think anyone would pay attention to the Taliban? They are a relic from the past, but a dangerous one. They are mislead about the nature of the Divine and respect only force. If you were referring to their suicide bombers please be aware that in Palestine the only way they can now recruit suicide bombers is by thretening families or playing on the fears and fantasies of the mentally dimished or very young, ignorant people. There is not a person under the age of 40 years old who would not trade places with you to live in this country, the USA. Sure there is a lot wrong with the USA but for some reason no other nation has so many people who want to live within its borders..
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    Kash · 10 years ago
    My sincere condolences to his family and to his fellow countrymen. American military servicemen are good, decent and great people. Every loss is tragic.
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    Traci Wilberger · 10 years ago
    Adam I trust that you are with the Lord now and He has said "Well done" What an incredibly brave soul! You sounded like an amazing man while you were here on earth. My prayers are with your family now, that they would find some peace and comfort knowing they will see you again one day. Lord hold them close to You and give them peace like only You can.
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    spratico · 10 years ago
    Thank you for your service. Rest in peace now, and God bless you.
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    Lem · 10 years ago
    As Tomahawk Veteran of the 4-23rd Battalion in Alaska & a Vietnam Veteran as well.
    May Sgt. Ray RIP

    Our Tomahawks veterans group have sent a wreath and have men who will attend both the memorial service at Ft. Lewis and the funeral in his home state.
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    Deeply Saddened · 10 years ago
    Do Not Stand At My Grave

    Do not stand at my grave and weep,
    I am not there, I do not sleep.
    I am a thousand winds that blow,
    I am the diamond glint on snow.
    I am the sunlight on ripened grain,
    I am the gentle autumn rain.
    When you wake in the morning hush;
    I am the swift uplifting rush
    Of quiet birds in circling flight.
    I am the soft starlight at night.
    Do not stand at my grave and cry.
    I am not there, I did not die.

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    Lillie M. Shoptaw · 10 years ago
    I am keeping this soldier's family in my prayers, along with the troops that are fighting for us. Thank you troops and May God always be with you and protect you. You are in my prayers daily!
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    SGT Weinle · 10 years ago
    I enjoyed having you as one of my soldiers at Madigan Hospital when you were a 68G (Patient Admin), you always asked me how it was when I was Infantry, and I told you how it was, you still wanted to reclass to Infantry, and I told you to becarefull at Fort Benning, since I know a lot of Drill Sergeants there. Then I stopped off at Fort Benning to visit one of my buddies and then saw you when you were going through AIT for 11B, I asked you there if you still wanted to be Infantry or go back to the hospital were you work indoors, dont have to worry about the rain or being cold outside... You replied back saying "Yes SGT Weinle, I still want to be Infantry" ..
    You know what brother, Stand At Ease, Relax and take the heavy load off, the Mission is Complete for you, Thank You for Your service and Sacrifice to the US. Rest In Peace inside the Gates Of Heaven for You Have Done Your Time In Hell My Brother, YOU WILL NOT BE FORGOTTEN. We all will link back up with you in the future. Take care of all of our other brothers and sisters that will be showing up at the Gates of Heaven, show them around and just wait for the rest of us to show up...
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    syvanen · 10 years ago
    I repeat what many have said before, but thanks for your very sensitive writing about this war that appears almost forgotten here in the US. Michael has real talent and he reminds me of the best dispatches from WWII by Ernie Pyle. If interested in reading about WWII with this level of sensitivity check out:


    His pieces on N. Africa, D Day and the death of the captain in Italy are real classics.
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    Phil Hoza · 10 years ago
    So many will go and sacrifice and those in this lost land, that remain will be better for it and the country they sacrifice for will not know what they have given, but we that have served before know and will remember. God Bless them, they are our youth and our future lost to protect others who will never know..and don't have a clue to the world around them....PH
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    Adriana M. Pin · 10 years ago
    Dear Adam, I have relived our time together over and over again with alternate endings, very much different to the one you encounter. I always admired your love for the Army, because you were born with it, I learned it along the way. I remember those long nights at the hospital and the training for our so called upcoming deployment, and our happiness when we both got accepted to school, and the double cheese stackers with bacon for breakfast, the pizza, the sunflower seeds, the long days playing my version of scrabble, all the cokes, and the strawberry smooties, and the mango smoothies, the french fries at midnight, teh movies, the james dean stuff, the different color tapes we dealt with fro mthe other shifts, your stories, your 21st b-day story in particular, how much you love your family, and your easy going spirit. i will forever miss you, u have left an emptiness in my soul that i cannot explain. thanks for everything we lived together, thanks for the lessons learned, i will not let you down. i promise. SGT Pin. see you later, hugs my dear ray ray.
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    Mark R Ex British Ar · 10 years ago
    I Fear that now the casualties are many and often, and that the conflict has been so prolonged, we are in danger of forgetting the point of why we are in Afganistan.

    Whether or not you agree with the motives for going in, we are now committed. It is no supprise that domestic security in Afganistan is at present ropey at best, despite the best efforts of the coalition. what may not be fully understood is that Pakistan is also at threat from domestic Terrorism, in fact it is well known that there are large sections of eastern Pakistan where the Taliban can move freely and with impunity.

    Why is that of concern to us you may ask? well the madrassa's of the eastern border region are known to be a breeding ground for islamic extremeism, where young muslims are radicalised. Currently, those Talib's and islamic fundamentalists has us to fight. if we were to leave now, the government of pakistan which has proved itself to be a great ally would be unstablised, the fundamentalists now without the western devil to fight would no doubt settle old scores which may in turn destablise the country possibly followed by the rest of the region.

    What we must not forget is that Pakistan is a nuclear state. And the only thing worse that is worse than islamic fundamentalist terrorists is an islamic fundamentalist terrorists with a nuclear arsenal.

    I have myself lost friends and former colleagues, in fact you may have read Michaels stories of Oz Smidt and Rainbow team in his previous dispatches, and of Oz's ultimate sacrifice. But despite the losses, I believe we must see the mission to the end, for the alternative is inconceivable.
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    Cpl. Beddoe · 10 years ago
    Adam will never be forgotten.
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    pbordes · 10 years ago
    "was known to ask less popular girls to dance at school events"
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    Rod Rodriguez · 10 years ago
    God bless you Adam and your loved ones. I'm so greatful for your courage and your sacrifice. You died so that the rest of us could live free and most Americans can keep taking our great country and what you gave us for granted. There are but a few that are willing to fight for freedom while most want to enjoy it, talk trash about our country but would never defend it much less fight for it. Thank you and rest in peace!
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    Virginia Gentleman · 10 years ago
    For you and all our warriors, continued prayers!
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    jic · 10 years ago
    The poem attributed above to "Anonymous" was actually written in 1932 by Mary Elizabeth Frye.
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    Meg M. · 10 years ago
    Adam, you were truly a man of God. I can't thank you enough for your sacrifice. For me personally, you put a face to the war and made everything that I've heard since I was a kid a reality. You woke me up to something that needs to change. My heart breaks for all the families who have lost loved ones. Your family especially. They are wonderful people and I know you know how much they love you. You are a hero. It was said over and over again at your funeral today, but it can't be said enough. You were, and are, and always will be so loved by your family and friends and by all the people who's lives you touched without even knowing them. Thank you Adam, for being who you were.

    And thank you to Mr. Yon for writing this and for honoring Adam as the brave soldier he was. God bless you.
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    Stephanie · 10 years ago
    My dearest Adam... I am a better person having known you. You were an amazing person and a wonderful friend. You truly lived life to the fullest. Even before your untimely death, you taught me that life is short and how to live with no regrets. You never let an opportunity or experience pass you by. If you had the chance to do something that no one else would do, you would take it. Mundane concerns, such as "can I really do this?", "am I capable?", "will I get in trouble?" always went way over your head. As for if you could do something or if you were capable- the answer was always YES! And as for getting in trouble- well, sometimes it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. I am almost ten years older than you are, but this is a lesson that I learned from you. Your funeral yesterday pained me to my soul. Your family's grief and sense of loss was almost unbearable to watch. I pray that the Lord will offer them comfort in this time of sorrow and I pray that, they will have some comfort knowing that their son touched so many people's lives. So, here's to you, SGT Ray, to a life filled with no regrets, for always rooting for the underdog, and for making the ultimate sacrifice. You are truly a hero, both in life and in death... You will never be forgotten...
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    sam · 10 years ago
    I know the pain is terrible to lose Adam, but he died for all of us. We appreciate and love him for his sacrifice. He joins the hundreds of thousands who have gone before in making the ultimate sacrifice that makes this beautiful country possible. With love in our hearts.
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    stryker guys mom · 10 years ago
    Twenty-three is so young, too young to be leaving us. But in that short amount of time, he has lived a life of great purpose and meaning that few others will ever be able to lay claim to. You did a good job Mom and Dad. I pray that the Lord will comfort you now and through the years. I cannot imagine the unbearable sorrow. I did not know Adam, but I feel the pain of that loss. May God bless you.
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    Lorene · 10 years ago
    I didn't know you, but I shall not forget your sacrifice. Rest in Peace, may your family and friends find comfort in your memories.

    Thank you for writing about this brave Soldier, Michael. Prayers out for your safety.
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    bsmarrt · 10 years ago
    Sincere condolences to the Ray Family.......
    Another young man cut down in the prime of his life.

    Rest In Peace Adam.
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    Regina · 10 years ago
    I am saddened by this...my heart hurts that we are still losing our soldiers over there. If you would like to send a card to the family of SGT Ray you may do so by using the following address:
    CPT Nicholas Carlton
    For the Family of Sgt Adam J. Ray
    4-23 IN BN
    Bldg 11755, B Street
    JBLM - North, WA 98433

    I do not know SGT Ray or his family, but my brother is in his battalion.
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    Glen · 10 years ago
    Sorry to see this for Sgt. Ray and his family, and for the family of our unknown Afghan Allied Soldier. May your sacrifice not be forgotten, and thank you Michael Yon for your reporting. This is the kind of stuff our media should be reporting, not what they are.
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    Glen · 10 years ago
    Thanks Capt, well get on it
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    Holly · 10 years ago
    Ray was a friend and a fellow soldier of mine. We ate lunch together almost every day in Korea. He was there for me and talked to me in a way that always made me feel like everything would be fine as long as the sun came up the next day. He was a healer, not a fighter. He would not hurt a fly rather as a medic, put the wings back on. He had a fight though in his mind to keep our country free and bring peace to as many places as he could and a lasting impression everywhere he went that would not go unnoticed. For all the people out there that have wrote hateful things on other sites, shame on you. You are either a patriot or a terrorist and if you dont support our troops get out of our country. You did not know this wonderful young man that brought so many smiles and happy memories to hundreds of peoples lives. I know him, he was a great friend, one you would feel blessed every day to have and what he did for this country will never be forgotten in the eyes of a true American. He is a hero, not an everyday joe who was killed in combat for no reason, he was doing his job and a damn good job. I miss my friend and I will never forget how wonderful he was. There is no comparison to a friend like him. I have and still see what war and the military can do to people, as a vet myself, spouse and person with hundreds of friends who are still active, this was and always will be the hardest part of all of it. I pray everyday for the Ray's and everyone who loved Ray as much as my family did. What a wonderful person he was and will always be in our hearts.
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    Maxwell Schrader · 10 years ago
    I am in Afghanistan and have myself just lost a good buddy of mine. For people like Angie to come on here and try to make it a pedestal for their lunitic rantings, just really burns me up. This is a tribute to this Soldiers life, and some lady wants to rant. Angie, if you read this, please note that no one, and I repeat, NO ONE wants to hear your raving. Please save it for your hippie rallies. Thanks a lot. -SPC Schrader.
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    Stephanie · 10 years ago
    SPC Schrader--- First, I would like to say that I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. As a former vet myself (and a good friend of SGT Ray as well), I can truly understand and sympathize with your loss as the loss as SGT Ray is now the second person in my life that I have lost to this war. Secondly, I would like to say thank you so much for keeping these postings on track. You are absolutely right in that this is a forum for those mourning the loss of a hero, not one to debate political views. Those kinds of postings only make the grief process that much more difficult. So, again, thank you. I will keep you and the friends and family of your fallen friend in my thoughts and prayers. What is his name?
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    Maxwell Schrader · 10 years ago
    Thank you so much. His name was SSG Micheal Cardenaz. He was a great friend, and a great soldier. He was not afraid of anything. He will be sorley missed as I am sure that SGT Ray is. Thank you for your prayers!
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    Jan D · 10 years ago
    Maxwell, my heart goes out to you. I'm so sorry you lost your buddy and know it has to be hard on you.
    Hold onto what you know to be the truth and wear it close to your heart beside your friend.
    May God protect your heart and bring you comfort in the days ahead.

    Special prayers to all our soldiers in harms way and to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones in this war.

    With deep gratitude for all our men and women serving our country.
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    Michael Monroe Golla · 10 years ago
    Thanks for the great story, Michael, and for bringing us the real stories behind the news. A good story makes the reader wish he could've personally known the characters in the story, and you did that. I wish I knew Sgt. Ray. The testimony of his character has been shared here on this forum, and he seemed to be bright light for his friends in this world. Though the sentiment cannot repair the gaping hole he leaves in the heart of his family and friends, he died as a true soldier ... something I have learned over the years I've been around to appreciate a great deal. I suppose death will find each and every one of us sooner or later. As I grow older, I appreciate more and more the blessing of leaving this world doing something that can be counted as brave and noble. I know that sounds a bit hollow to those who did know Sgt. Ray and grieve his loss, and I apologize if I sound a bit tripe, but I really feel this way.

    We need to know the stories about each and every soldier who sacrifices in the line of honorable duty. It reminds us that there still are good, decent men and women who love something more than their own life. It is something I need to be reminded of these days. Thank you, Sgt. Ray, for simply walking the walk as well as talking the talk. You inspire me. Thank you, parents of Sgt. Ray, for raising a good kid who wanted to be a part of something greater than himself, if even for a single tour. Your sacrifice has not gone unnoticed by many of us you'll never even meet. Thank you, friends of Sgt. Ray for testifying of his good qualities, and passing along his good memory. Thank you, Michael Yon, for telling the stories that need to be told.
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    Donna Ray · 10 years ago
    I am Adam's Mom. When we recieved the news of Adam's death in Southern Afghanistan, our hearts were shattered. Our have lives changed forever more. The loss of a child is horrible enough but when they are taken from you in such a violent matter the pain is intensified. Adam gave his life for his country. He was not a helpless victim, but a man that sacrificed his life for others. He was such a good kid. Always reaching out to others in need. He was a prankster, his friends can attest to that. He liked to play and have a good time. He loved his friends. to The one who calls him Ray Ray, Thank you for your words. Thank you to allof you that have reached out to us. To be truthful, your love for Adam has touched us deeply and will always be rememebred. To everyone, PLEASE continue to reach out and support all of our troops. They are brave and awesome people. They are also human and bear a heavy load and some of them are doing it without family support. They are lonley, scared and confused. BUT THEY STRIVE FORWARD IN THEIR DUTY!! THANK GOD FOR THEM!!!!! I love my son, and am so proud of his accomplishments and I vow to continue to send support to his unit. I want them all to know that! Love Mom!
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    Maxwell Schrader · 10 years ago
    Ma'am, I am so sorry for the loss of your son. I have been praying for you and your family and will continue to pray. Thank you for continuing your support of the troops.

    -SPC Schrader
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    USMC · 10 years ago
    For all those who don't seem to support these brave men and women in all they do for us, I have but one thing to say...

    If you can't stand behind our troops, feel free to stand in fornt of them.... (source unknown)
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    Ann · 10 years ago
    I didn't know your son for very long other than to give him his yearly immunizations early this year. I have to tell you looking back, that you raised a wonderful son. That was the first time I had actually talked to him, having seen him around numerous times. As a medic that frequently does immunizations for 5/2ID, I have to tell you I have seen more males pass out and be afarid of needles. He joked about being afraid of needles, even thoug he wasn't. I can honestly say he was the first person to ever succeed in making me jump while giving an immunization. Everyone around him was always laughing and he was amazing at his job. Even though I didn't know him other than in passing, I know his guys looked up to him and miss him. Take solace in the fact of knowing that your son is being honored and remembered very well. He is greatly missed and will continue to be missed by those that knew him well. Thhank you for such an amazing person who made a difference in so many people's lives.
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    Julie Aamot · 10 years ago
    Donna, My heart goes out to you as I know where you are at. We lost our son Spc. Aaron Aamot on November 5, 2009 in Afghanistan. He was with the 1-17.
    Our sons are now with God. That is the only thing that gets me through these days! I can hardly wait until the 1-17 comes home as the ones who survive are all my sons! I have told some of them that like it or not they just got another mom who will be praying for them and sending them care packages.
    The best thing I can tell you at this time is to cling to God, the Author and Finisher of our faith!
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    Another Dave · 10 years ago
    We are weaker without him. But we are stronger because of him. Thanks Adam.
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    Asif Ali · 10 years ago
    Just need to just why we Americans are "made" to scare a lot of people like communists, cubans, vietnamese, afghans, iraqis, egyptians, syrians, libyans, grenadians, mexicans, UFOs,native americans, afros, spanish people....................what kinda people are we and why do we select "tiny countries" specially of non-white origin to bomb????
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    PFC Thomas · 10 years ago
    cause we're American. Unless your fighting in this war, find something else to comlpain about.
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    Zach Ray · 9 years ago
    Adam was my brother and from what i understand the afghan soldier was not an enemy soldier.
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    Amanda · 8 years ago
    Adam is one of my good friends, and I miss him more than anything. Yesterday I gave birth to my beautiful son Adam Ray Royder. I named him in memory of my friend, and hero.
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