Adam L. Dickmyer - 528
Adam 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.