DAVIE, FL, USA U.S. Marines SGT, SECURITY BN, (5TH BN, 14TH MAR, 2-28 BCT, 2D MARDIV), CAMP PENDLETON, CA AR RAMADI, IRAQ 01/05/2006
A graduate of South Plantation High School in Davie FL, Adam Leigh Cann knew how to make people laugh. He could imitate anyone, whether South Park characters or officers. He loved playing practical jokes.
Adam was always laughing, always responsible, striving to excel, always loving his family, serving his country, and cheering on his Miami Dolphins.
Immediately after graduating high school Adam joined the Marines and worked his way up to sergeant with the military police. He served with a K-9 unit used for security and was in charge of five other K-9 units spread between five bases.
Sergeant Adam Cann was assigned to Security Battalion, Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward). Sergeant Cann was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart.