2011 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
Danial R. Adams, 35, of Portland, Ore., assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), Stuttgart, Germany; died Sept. 13 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit using mortar, machine-gun and small-arms fires.
From U.S. Army Special Operations Command:
USASOC News Service: 110914-03
RELEASE NUMBER: 110914-03
DATE POSTED: SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
PRESS RELEASE: 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Soldier Killed in Afghanistan
FORT CARSON, Colo. (USASOC News Service, Sept. 14, 2011) – A Special Forces Soldier assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) was killed in action in Afghanistan, Sept. 13.
Master Sgt. Danial R. Adams, assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th SFG (A) in Stuttgart, Germany, was killed in an intense firefight with insurgents.
Adams, 35, a native of Oregon, joined the Army in 1995 as an infantryman, where he served with distinction as a team and squad leader while stationed at Fort Richardson, Alaska. After a short assignment at Fort Lewis, Wash., as a squad leader with 2nd Bn., 75th Ranger Regiment, Adams earned the Green Beret in 2005. His first Special Forces assignment was as a senior medical sergeant with the 3rd SFG (A) at Fort Bragg, N.C. In 2009, he joined 1st Bn., 10th SFG (A), located in Stuttgart, Germany, where he served on a Special Forces team.
Adam's military education includes Airborne School, Jungle Warfare School, Ranger School, Jumpmaster School, Air Assault School, and the Special Forces Qualification Course.
His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Commendation Medal with 2 oak leaf clusters, the Army Achievement Medal with 3 oak leaf clusters, the Army Good Conduct Medal with bronze clasp (4 Loops), the National Defense Service Medal with 1 service star, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), the Iraq Campaign Medal (with Campaign Star), the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with the Numeral 2, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, the Parachutist Badge, the Air Assault Badge, Combat Infantryman's Badge, and Expert Infantryman's Badge.
Adams, is survived by his wife Melany, his sons Jeffrey and John, and his daughter Skye.
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