KIA August 19, 2006
Operation Enduring Freedom
Assigned to 23rd Special Tactics Squadron, Hurlburt Field, Florida
SrA Adam Servais died August 19, 2006 when the convoy he was traveling in came under fire in Uruzgan province, Afghanistan. An estimated 100 or more enemies began shooting from three sides. While calling for close air support, a rocket-propelled grenade landed behind the vehicle, killing SrA Servais. He is survived by his parents, Pete and Susan; and sister, Laura Ley.
Adam graduated from Onalaska High School in 2001. He excelled at high school football and hockey. He was recognized as a skilled and exemplary defensive hockey player. He was very well liked and was respected for his strong work ethic. His rough and tumble sports background prepared him well for the nearly two years of training it would take to complete his next goal in life as an Airman in the Air Force.
He joined the Air Force in 2002 and was a combat controller in its elite special operations command. Adam was proud of what he accomplished in the Air Force and proud of what he was doing. He enjoyed the team that he trained with, and he didn’t need recognition, and he didn’t want any of his accomplishments to be a big deal. He was well liked by everyone who knew him and had a good sense of humor. He achieved everything he wanted to achieve and put his heart into everything he did.
Adam was on his second deployment when he was killed and was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor.
SrA Adam P. Servais was 23 years old from Onalaska, Wisconsin.
Original portrait was presented October 19, 2013 to Adam’s family at the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort and Spa in Destin, Florida.