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Street Receives Honorary Name For Fallen Veteran PDF Print E-mail

 

The Class of 2002 attendees of a 9 Nov 2018 ceremony in Renton, WA during which SE 185th Place was dedicated to our fallen classmate, 1LT Michael Adams, who was killed in action in Iraq in March 2004. Michael grew up on this street and we were all honored to attend.
Photo courtesy of Nick Kardonsky

 

Lining the street that now bears his name, more than 100 community members, family, and current and former U.S. Military service members joined in the honorary naming of a road in memory and recognition of First Lieutenant Michael R. Adams. 

The street where Adams’ childhood home is located, at Southeast 185th Place in the unincorporated community of Fairwood, was given the honorary road name designation "1LT Michael Adams Place," to honor Adams' life, dedication and service to his country.

“It is my privilege to dedicate this road in honor of First Lieutenant Michael Adams,” said Metropolitan King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, who sponsored the road dedication legislation and whose district includes the Fairwood community. “We will never forget his sacrifice and dedication to serve.”

In his last email to his family, Adams talked about how much he loved his job and how dedicated he was to getting the 15 soldiers he led back home. He remained with his platoon longer than he had to because he wanted to return with them to Fort Carson, Colo. on the unit’s last boat home. 

Adams was killed on March 16, 2004 in an accident in Asad, Iraq.
 
 
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