Monday, March 14, 2011

Adam J. Rosema, Army, Specialist -- Rest In Peace

Adam J. Rosema, 27
Army, Specialist
Based: Ft. Hood, Texas
215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
Supporting: Operation Iraqi Freedom
Died: March 14, 2007
Baqubah, Iraq
Gender: Male
Hometown: Pasadena
High School: Arcadia High (Arcadia)
Burial: Rose Hills Memorial Park, Whittier

Adam is my nephew , and was a very nice young man, he died way too early and America owes him and all others who died in iraq much thanks for their sacrifices. We don't need to be in these wars, let these people live their caveman lives and bring our boys home. We need to protect our own borders, not theirs. Adam will be missed by many, Love forever, uncle jack & family
— Jack Rosema
October 15, 2010 at 7:43 a.m.
Rosema joined the Army in April 2005. He went to Ft. Knox, Ky., for basic and specialty training in mechanics, then transferred to Ft. Hood, Texas, where he was a specialist assigned to the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as a mechanic on Bradley fighting vehicles.

Last October, Rosema was deployed to Iraq, stopping first in Kuwait and then going to Camp Warhorse in Baqubah, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad.

On March 14, Rosema -- who was working at Camp Warhorse as a mechanic repairing Bradleys and Humvees -- volunteered to go on a routine mission to recover a vehicle that had been disabled during a battle.

Soon after leaving the base, however, his truck struck a roadside bomb.

"He was killed immediately," his father said, adding that his son died two months short of his 28th birthday. "It's a great godsend to me that he died quickly and doing what he wanted.

"He was quite happy with his job. The last time we talked, he indicated he was getting ready to reenlist. He had no complaints. He thought he was doing good for the country.... I was very proud of him. I am very proud of him."

Rosema, who was buried March 26 at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, was posthumously awarded a Purple Heart and Bronze Star.
Read the entire LA Times article about
Army Specialist Adam J. Rosema here,
and find pictures at Task Force Lightning.
Visit Specialist Rosema's Guest Book.
First Sergeant Milton Isaac conducts the Ceremonial Roll Call
for his fallen soldier Specialist Adam J. Resema.

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