Spc. Adam J. Rosema
May 28, 1979 - March 14, 2007
"Stand down soldier, your mission is complete."
Spc. Rosema, Adam Jason
May 28, 1979 – March 14, 2007
We lost Our Hero, Our Friend, Our Brother, Our Son. On March 14, 2007 while on a recovery mission of a vehicle in Iraq, a roadside bomb exploded near his vehicle.
Adam grew up primarily in the Pasadena area. He later moved to Arcadia for middle and high school, where he was an active member of the Marching Band. He graduated from Arcadia High School in 1998.
His favorite past-time was NASCAR. Adam loved going to the races whenever he could, and had a collection of many NASCAR related items. He loved music, playing his drums and guitar. Adam had a kind heart and would help anyone he could, whether it was big or small. He loved to fish and play golf with his “Grandpa Jay.” He also loved to go on motorcycle rides and camping with his dad.
Adam joined the Army in April 2005. He underwent his Basic and Specialty training at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. From there he reported to Ft. Hood, Texas, where he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division as a Bradley Systems Mechanic. In October 2006, he was deployed to Iraq.
Adam is survived by his Father, John Rosema Jr., his Mother Laura and Step-Father Richard Stephens, Step-Sister Sheila Rosema, Step-Sister Kimberly and Step-Brother Kenneth Stephens. He is also survived by his Grandmother Hendrika Rosema, Step-Grandmother Joyce Stephens and many Aunts, Uncles and Cousins.
He was a strong, brave and caring man who will be missed more than words can ever say. He will forever be in our hearts. We love you Adam!
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to:
Junction Gang Camp
www.victoryjunction.org (How You Can Help, Financial Support, Memorial Gifts)
You will forever be in our hearts. We love you, Adam.