William Carl AdamsSergeant
GOLF CO, 2ND BN, 7TH MARINES, 1ST MARDIV
United States Marine Corps
02 October 1945 - 23 August 1969
Junction City, KS
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The database page for William Carl Adams
Sergeant William Adams was killed in Hiep Duc Valley just west of the Que Son Mountains. 2/7 had just been transferred there a couple of days before from the Hill 10 area around Danang.
He and several other men of Golf 2/7's Third Platoon were moving through high grass searching for some snipers. They came to a large boulder where Adams had his men stop while he went ahead to check it out. When he and Kenith Jarrell went around the rock they were killed by an NVA who was dug in under it. Later that day Heyward Peleiholani killed the NVA only to be killed himself a couple days later.
This was Sergeant Adams' second or third tour in Vietnam. He had been in the Que Son Mountain area before and told us that it was a rough area and we should be ready for a lot of contact.
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one who served with him in Vietnam,
30 Sep 2003
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With all respect
Jim Schueckler, former CW2, US Army
Ken Davis, Commander, United States Navy (Ret)
Channing Prothro, former CAP Marine
Last updated 09/30/2003