ALBUQUERQUE, NM, USA U.S. Army CPL, COMPANY B, 3D BATTALION, 509TH INFANTRY, 4 BCT, FORT RICHARDSON, AK KARMAH, IRAQ 04/09/2007
Adam was known for his smile, a kind of mischief in his eyes, and enthusiasm. His parents are Clifford and Sandy Spohn, and he also is survived by two younger sisters and a brother. He was a native of Albuquerque, NM, and in 2004 graduated from Cibola High School, where he was active in music and drama. He loved hot air ballooning, four-wheeling, going shooting, fishing and his friends. Most of all, he loved his wife, Amanda, and their daughter, Raynee.
Adam was a man who lived life “at full speed ahead,” whether he was producing a play at school or ferreting out insurgents in Iraq. He had strong shoulders and a soft heart; he was always eager to serve. Although his family always came first, he had a passion for hot air ballooning, four-wheeling, going shooting and fishing.
Adam was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment (Airborne), based at Fort Richardson, Alaska. As a paratrooper, he distinguished himself by his performance during combat operations in Iraq. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Start Medal, a Purple Heart and a Combat-Infantry Badge. He previously had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Parachute Badge.