Adam J Muller

Adam J Muller

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U.S. Army
TAL AL DAHAB, IRAQ 11/05/2007

Adam was happy, polite and full of energy. Known for his “1,000-megawatt smile” and his love of music, he persuaded the choral director to let them perform Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” during his senior year, much to the enjoyment to all.

He graduated from Mount Mansfield Union High School in 2004 and attended Vermont Technical College, graduating with a degree in automotive technology in 2006. Adam had a Dodge Spirit car he spent a lot of time working on, trying to get it to go just a little bit faster. While a senior there, he decided to join the Army to help pay off his school loans and also to help make a difference, continuing his family’s tradition as the 3rd generation of Mullers to serve in the U.S. Army. He eventually hoped to become a police officer.

Adam enlisted in June, 2006 and attended basic and advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He was then assigned in December, 2006, as a military policeman to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), based at Fort Drum, N.Y. He was sent to Kuwait in September 2007, and then was sent to Iraq as a Gunner.

Adam is survived by his childhood sweetheart, and wife, Michelle, whom he married on November 18th, 2006, at the Richmond Congregational Church.

He died when the Humvee he was riding in ran over an improvised explosive device. He was awarded the following medals by the U.S. Army: Bronze Star, posthumously, Purple Heart, posthumously, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, U.S. Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, Weapons Qualifications Badge-Expert.

Adam loved his job with the U.S. Army and was proud to serve his Country. He especially loved the enjoyment he received when he was out on patrol and would give the children of Iraq candy and toys.

The Mount Mansfield Union High School performed “Bohemian Rhapsody” in his honor at his funeral Service. Adam was buried in River View Cemetery in Richmond, Vermont.

Adam’s portrait is also on Poster 8

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