CAMPBELL, CA, USA U.S. Army SGT, A CO., 2ND BATTALION / 5TH INFANTRY REGIMENT (1ST CAV), FORT HOOD, TX 76544 BAGHDAD, IRAQ 04/29/2004
Sergeant Adam W. Estep dreamed of starting a family, graduating from college. He was a great artist and thought about becoming a professional artist. Adam was very active in the JROTC. He was active in the ROTC in high school in San Jose, Calif., and joined the Army in 2000. He was an adoring husband. Adam married his high school sweetheart in February, two weeks before he shipped out for Iraq. Adam found strength and direction in his religion and faith. He wanted to be a dad said his wife of two months, Demara Estep said. Demara noted that her husband lined his letters with sophisticated sketches. “He knew that it was possible something could happen and he told me if it did, move on,” she said. “But he’s just not somebody you can move on from.
Adam was the only son of Kenneth and Ann Estep. Adam, age 23 was killed April 29, 2004 in a rocket-propelled grenade attack outside Baghdad. A tank driver, and part of the 2d Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 1st Cavalry, Division, he was based at Fort Hood, Texas. Those who served with him in Iraq remember his poise and calm in combat, even while taking heavy enemy fire, inspiring others to fight on.
The crystalline vision of a million perfect tomorrows lives on in the beautiful inspiration of what could have been. Adam shared his caring and loving strength with each and every person he touched.