Spc. Adam J. Rosema
Pasadena, CA  
United States Army
KIA 14 March 2007, Iraq
Adam Jason Rosema    

In Loving Memory of SPC. ADAM JASON ROSEMA 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 f avorite 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 F t. 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: Victory Junction Gang Camp 4500 Adam's Way Randleman, NC 27317 or at:
www.victoryjunction.org
Published in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune from 3/24/2007 - 3/25/2007

May 28, 2017
Susan McVeigh
Dear Adam,
Today is May 28, 2017, ten years and two months since you were called home. I just heard of you for
the first time  today at our neighborhood Memorial Day ceremony. A veteran of the Iraq war spoke and
asked us to take a rose with a fallen soldier's name on it and to learn all we could about that soldier, to
pray for the soldier's family, and to keep that soldier's memory and legacy alive. I received a rose with
your name on it. I want to thank you for your service to our country, for the freedoms we enjoy because
of your and your comrades sacrifices, for your bravery, your selflessness, and for being such a kind
and caring person. You made a difference in many lives in your short time on earth.  And the loss of
you still is deeply felt in so many lives.  I am a teacher and I will share your story with my own kids and
with every classroom of children I teach from today on.  I will always remember your story and hope to
meet you one day on heavens bright shore! In he presence of our Lord and savior, Jesus.  Rest In
Peace and thank you for laying down your life for your country.  With sincere gratitude,
Susan Mcveigh

May 27, 2008
James and Shirley Dukes
I just wanted to say to the family that you are in my
prayers.  May God's peace and comfort be yours.  As thankful as I am for
our freedom, I am equally sorry for you loss.  Freedom is not free.  We
pay the high cost with the lives of our loved ones.

May 23, 2008
Your Neighbor & Friend John
Hey Adam, know that hero's like you are never forgotten
on this memorial day. Even though you are in a better place, everyone
down here still misses you. I hope you are getting great views of all
the nascar races and great concerts from up there. Are you still
drumming up there? Because we can still hear the drumbeats during the hot
summer days when the rays are shining down in your old neighborhood. Adam,
you've touched everyone you've came in contact with. Take care buddy,
keep your head up and put in a good word to God for the rest of us.
We'll all see you one day.

May 16, 2008
I heard of you passing a few days after it happened,
and cried to God, I still cry about it. The news here in Austin covered
it and I was floored. A year later and it still hurts.  I know you hear
me, and know how sorry I am for many things that happened. Lord please
walk with Adam and his parents everyday, give them courage and
strength, pour out your spirit in to us all and help us understand, in Your
name I pray.  -TD

Mar 26, 2008
It has been one year since you left us and I still miss
you so incredibly much.I still have a hard time believing you are
gone. I know you are in a better place,but I wish I could hug you one more
time and tell you how much I love you my son. You'll always be My
Adam,My Hero,My Friend,My Son. You were a brave and caring man. You will
always be in my heart and in my mind. We'll be together again someday and
I will be able to hold you again. You take good care of things till we
see each other again.  
Love,
Mom

Jan 25, 2008
SFC Rod Brewer
Christmas in Arlington.. Rest easy, sleep well my
brother. Know the line has held, your job is done. Rest easy, sleep well.
Others have taken up where you fell, the line has held. Peace, peace, and
farewell......   Adam, You Will Not Be Forgotten... Hooah. Rod.

May 10, 2007
Laura Stephens

To Adam, My Son, My Hero

There is not a day that goes by that I don't think of you many times
and miss you more than any words can ever say. I still cannot believe you
are gone, we had such a short time together on this earth. There were
so many things left that I wanted to do with you, races to see, concerts
to go to, too many things to name. I know someday we will be together
again and I won't lose you. You touched so many lives while you were
here on this earth. The Chapel at your funeral was overflowing with those
whose lives you had touched. Everyone at Ft. Hood made us feel so
welcome and part of the family. I can see why you liked it there. I know you
are in a better place now - one of God's Angels. You take good care.
Thank You, for all of your 27 years as my son. I will always remember you
and all the good times we had. I love you and miss you,you will forever
be in my heart.

Love,
Laura Stephens
In Memory of My Son
Specialist Adam Jason Rosema
5/28/79  to  3/14/07

We lost Our Hero, Our Friend, Our Brother, Our Son. On March 14, 2007
while on a recovery mission in Iraq,a roadside bomb exploded near his
vehicle.

His favorite past-time was NASCAR. He loved going to the races whenever
he could. 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!
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