Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

James Lee Adair

Carthage, Texas

June 29, 2007

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
26 Army Spc

1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division

Fort Riley, Kansas

 Killed in Baghdad, Iraq, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device.

Spc. Lee Adair was not just an amazing friend to me, a devoted husband to his wife, and a loving father to his unborn child…he was so much more; he was an AMERICAN HERO that died so others may live! 

There’s no greater gift on this planet than the gift of life; and Lee knowingly went into the Army Infantry during a time of combat, knowing full well the danger he would face and the responsibility his tasks bore.

 That’s what made him so great, his courage in the face of danger is so rare now days; to put your self into a position of danger to alleviate the suffering of others is awe inspiring! 

I hope time heals the pain that his wife, child and family are feeling; because time is the only way for such a deep wound as this to mend. 

I love you Lee, and I look forward to the day that I walk through those “golden gates” and shake the hand of one of the closest friends I’ve ever had. I salute you…my HERO!

SSgt Jamie L. Britt, United States Air Force
(Childhood friend)

Jimerson-Lipsey Funeral Home
Spc. Lee Adair Spc. Lee Adair
(November 16, 1980 - June 29, 2007)

U.S. Veteran Spc. Lee Adair, United States Army Infantry, age 26 of Carthage, Texas, was killed in action on Friday evening, June 29, 2007 in Baghdad, Iraq from wounds sustained when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Funeral services are currently pending.

Spc. James Lee Adair was born on November 16, 1980 in Cameron County, Texas to James Clayton and Risa Roberts Adair. Lee attended Carthage Schools where he played football. He married Chelsea Nation on July 15, 2006 at Liberty Chapel Baptist Church near Carthage. Lee was currently in the United States Army and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kansas. During his service, he attained the rank of Specialist. Lee was the only active duty member of the American Legion Post # 353 in Carthage. He had lived in Carthage most of his life and was of the Baptist faith. Lee was preceded in death by his maternal grandmother, Mary Roberts and his paternal grandfather, Clarence Adair.

Spc. Adair is survived by his wife, Chelsea Adair of DeBerry; one daughter on the way, Avery Lee Adair (due in September); father, Jimmy Adair of Harlingen; mother, Risa Adair of Carthage; paternal grandmother, Irene Grissom and husband Billy of Harlingen; maternal grandfather, Cole Roberts and wife June of Carthage; one sister, Amanda Townsend and husband Jason of the Fairplay Community; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Andrea and Eddie Nation of DeBerry; four uncles, Billy Adair and wife Heather of Harlingen, Randy Roberts and wife Rebecca of Carthage, Russell Roberts and wife Cindy of Carthage, and Rick Roberts of Carthage; one aunt, Shari Fontenot and husband Jon Paul of Austin; two nieces, Ashlynn and Madison Townsend of the Fairplay Community; and one nephew, Christian Townsend of the Fairplay Community.

A guestbook may be signed online at www.jimerson-lipsey.com. 

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