Adam L. Dickmyer
Tomb PositionCommander of the Relief, Sentinel
Tomb DatesApr 2004 - Sep 2007
Military Dates- Oct 2010
Society MembershipLifetime Member
Home City / StateYork, PA
ObituaryAdam L. Dickmyer, 26, of Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was killed in action on October 28, 2010, while serving his country in the Kanda-har Province of Afghanistan. He was born on February 2, 1984 in York, Pennsylvania. He attended Mineral Springs Elementary and Middle Schools before graduating from Carver High School in 2002, where he participated in Reserved Officers' Training Corps. Upon graduation, he enlisted in the United States Army in the Infantry, and planned to make service to his country his career. He was a Staff Sergeant. He served in the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne (Air Assault) Division, Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and the 3rd Infantry Regiment (Old Guard), Ft. Myer, Virginia. He was the recipient of the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters), Bronze Star, Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award), Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Medal, Combat Infantryman's Badge, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Overseas Service Medal, NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal, Army Superior Unit Award, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Expert Marksmanship Qualification Badge, Tomb Guard Identification Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge. He was survived by his wife, Melinda Randall Dickmyer of Arlington, Virginia; father, David Dickmyer (Lanette) of Kernersville, North Carolina; mother, Stephanie Dickmyer of New Port Richey, Florida; sister, Erica Dickmyer of Kernersville, North Carolina; grandmother, Nancy Dickmyer of Spring Grove, Pennsylvania; three step-siblings; and many loving family and friends. The family received friends on Tuesday, November 16, 2010 from 1600 to 1800 at Murphy's Funeral Home, Arlington, Virginia. A Celebration of Life was held on Wednesday, November 17 at 0900 at the Ft. Myer Memorial Chapel, Arlington, Virginia. Interment with military honors followed at Arlington National Cemetery.
Memories & Condolences
I remember you vaguely from Carver. I just came across your name listed as 'Notable Alumni' on the CHS Wikipedia page. 15 years later and I wish I could say I've lived my life as honorable as you. I wish I had chose the same path as you - and I would've been willing to make the same sacrifice upon the altar of Freedom. God bless you and keep you. Thank you for your sacrifice.
You are respected as a true man in my family
Thank you for your service. You made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. My condolences to your family and friends. Rest in Peace.
I will run in your honor on November 8, 2014 in the Soldiers Marathon at Fort Benning Ga. I will wear your name proudly. Rest in peace.
You were a good leader and a good friend. You are missed by everyone. Thank you for seeing my potential and encouraging me to push forward. We'll take it from here, brother.
I miss you bud. I wear your bracelet daily...it's my new 'tomb tan' out here on the ranch. Thanks for giving me a chance, thanks for believing in me. I still work every day to live the standards you taught me.
For your ultimate sacrifice to protect us and our freedom... you are not forgotten... Thank You Sir!!!
You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Thank you for giving your life for us.
Thanks for an JOB well done ......You will Never be forgotten ....Rest In Peace
Godspeed brave warrior.....
For your love of country and your dedication, thank you. May God bless your family and hold you close.
With deepest admiration, thank you and may God bless and encourage your family.
Thank you for serving and protecting our country, I will forever be grateful for your sacrifice for the freedoms we all enjoy! You will never be forgotten. God bless
I am humbled by the dedication and bravery you showed us all. Rest in peace.
Thank you... Your honor lives on!
On behalf of your brothers in the Society of the Honor Guard, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, we will never forget your service to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and our Nation, and your sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. Line 6 - Tomb Guards never forget.
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Units & CampaignsU.S. Army Reserve Officers Training Corps Drill Team, Winston-Salem, NC
Basic Training, Ft Benning, GA
Army AIT, Ft Benning, GA
Airborne (Air Assault), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Ft Campbell, KY
Company H, 3d US Infantry (The Old Guard), Ft Myer, VA
Company HHC, 4/3, (Honor Guard) 3d US Infantry (The Old Guard), Ft Myer, VA
Company E, 4 Battalion, 3d US Infantry (The Old Guard), Ft Myer, VA
Platoon SGT, 3rd Platoon, Attack Company, 2nd Battalion, 502d Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brig Combat Team, 101st Airborne Div (Air Assault), Afghanistan
Awards & DecorationsMeritorious Service Medal
Army Commendation Medal
Army Achievement Medal (6 Oak Leaf Clusters)
Army Good Conduct Medal (2nd Award)
National Defense Service Medal
Army Service Medal
Combat Infantryman's Badge
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Overseas Service Medal
NATO International Security Assistance Force Medal
Army Superior Unit Award
Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon
Marksmanship Qualification Badge - Expert
Tomb Guard Identification Badge
Expert Infantryman Badge
Air Assault Badge
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Is it true after two years, the guard is given a wreath pin that is worn on their lapel signifying they served as Guard of the Tomb, that there are only 600 presently worn, and that the Guard must obey these rules for the rest of their lives or give up the wreath pin?
The Tomb Guard Identification Badge (TGIB) is awarded after the Sentinel passes a series of tests. The TGIB is permanently awarded after a Sentinel has served nine months as a Sentinel at the Tomb. Over 600 have been awarded since its creation in the late 1950's (on average 10 per year). And while the TGIB can be revoked, the offense must be such that it discredits the Tomb of the Unknowns. Revocation is at the 3rd Infantry Regimental Commander’s discretion and can occur while active duty or even when the Sentinel is a civilian. The TGIB is a full size award, worn on the right pocket of the uniform jacket, not a lapel pin.