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

J Adan Garcia

Irving, Texas

May 27, 2006

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
20 Army Spc

1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry)

Fort Drum, New York

 Ddied on May 27 in the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., of injuries sustained May 22 in Baghdad, Iraq, when his convoy encountered small arms fire received while returning from an explosive ordinance mission.

Family Tribute Site

An Army Of One 

He stands alone in the shadow of fear 
He is leaving his friends and his family 
The thought of war in his mind not so clear 
For he has joined the United States Army 
And he must believe in himself strongly 
Because in war if he fights strong and dies 
It will be known that he fought bravely 
For death is the one thing he does despise 
And if he dies at home there his body lies 
They will pin his medals upon his chest 
And his mom will remember his brown eyes 
They will tell her he has done his very best 
By facing his fear his war has been won 
Now he can call himself an army of one 

Adam Garcia, May 2003 

From Cheryl Reser 06/27/06:

J. Adan Garcia was a good friend of my son, and they were serving together in Iraq when he was shot. He went by "Adam". His unit is still there, but is scheduled to return in about a month. Adam was very friendly and outgoing and was loved by all who knew him. He was shot on May 22, 2006 when insurgents attacked their convoy. He was evacuated to Landstuhl, but unfortunately was determined to be 'brain dead'. He left a will stating that he didn't want to be kept alive in that condition and that he wanted to donate his organs to other sick and injured soldiers. He was flown to Bethesda Naval Medical Center where his organs, all in excellent shape, were harvested, and he passed away on May 27.

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