Round Rock, Texas, United States
SGT, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia
02/01/2012, Long County, Georgia
Sergeant Adam “2Step” Huckstep-La Porte, 23, died tragically the evening of February 1, 2012 when a car made a left turn in front of his oncoming motorcycle in Long County, Georgia. Huckstep-La Porte, an infantryman in the US Army, was assigned to the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. His most recent deployment was in October 2009 to Iraq. He was preparing to leave for Afghanistan in the coming months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as an infantryman/gunner.
Adam grew up in the Round Rock School District and attended McNeil High School. He was dedicated to his family, friends and serving his country. Adam’s patriotism was evident when he joined the Army in 2008. This patriotism and pride inspired his mother, Tracy La Porte, to found Military Moms of Texas, an organization committed to supporting American troops serving at home and abroad. Adam was an enthusiastic member of the Wingmen Motorcycle Club of Long County, GA, where he was known as “2Step.” He made club history by being the youngest member ever invited to join. It should be noted that Sgt Huckstep-La Porte was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon and The Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon.
He was recently in the process at Ft. Stewart to be selected as Staff Sergeant. Adam was preceded in death by his great-grandfather Douglas Bush, a WWII Veteran, one of the first to arrive at Normandy. Adam leaves behind his mother Tracy Anne La Porte and his dad Lorne La Porte of Round Rock, Texas.
Adam was a loving brother to both of his sisters, Colleen Faith Huckstep-La Porte and Savannah Grace Rhiannon La Porte, and to his little brother Zachary Cash Norman La Porte, the youngest of the siblings. Adam is also survived by his father Michael Huckstep and wife Renee Huckstep of Arlington, and his grandparents Norman, a Vietnam Veteran, and Mary Anne La Porte and John and Ginny Gallo.