Army Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr., 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.
Sgt. Admas was assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, North Carolina National Guard, Wilmington, N.C.; died from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle June 29, 2009 in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh and Spc. Robert L. Bittiker.
JACKSONVILLE - Sgt. Roger Leeroy Adams Jr., 36, of Jacksonville died June 29, 2009, while serving with the National Guard in Iraq.
Roger was a member of Half Moon Volunteer Fire Department where he served as a firefighter/EMT. He was also North Carolina Fire Fighter 1 and 2 certified. He had served with the Western Carteret Fire/EMS and Coastal Ambulance Service. Roger served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 13 years and then in the National Guard. In the past he worked with Hatteras Yachts.
A funeral service will be held at Jacksonville High School Sunday, July 12, 2009, at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Mike Koonce officiating.
He is survived by his wife, Teresa Adams; four sons, Tyler, Samuel, Maxwell and Baylee, all of the home; parents, Roger L. Adams Sr. of Greenfield, Mass., and Linda Deome of Kentucky; brothers, Allen Weeks and Eddie Weeks, both of Kentucky; and sisters, Cheryl Adams and Brandy Massey, both of Kentucky.
Army Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr. was killed in action on 6/29/09.