Military Hero Adam Malson
by Kevin Caruso
Military hero Adam Malson, 23, of Rochester Hills, Michigan, was an outstanding Army lieutenant.
On February 21, 2005, while deployed in Iraq, Adam saw a wounded and distraught Iraqi woman waving her arms for help.
Adam immediately jumped from his vehicle to assist her.
But a suicide bomber who was lurking in the area saw them and ran near them and detonated his bomb.
Adam was killed instantly.
“I really think his compassion overcame him," said his father, Ben Malson. "He didn't have to do that. He did what he felt was right. I think she must have felt comfort knowing that there was an American soldier over you, telling you everything's Okay.”
Adam died doing what he did best, helping other people.
Adam always stood up for people who needed help, even when he was a young boy.
“He always made sure no one was being picked on in school. He was always the first one to interfere if someone was bullying someone," said his father. “He always did the right thing.”
Adam was an intelligent man and a gifted athlete.
Adam graduated from Michigan State University with a grade point average close to 4.0, and he won several awards for his participation in football, wrestling, and track.
He also attended ROTC while at the university, and it was there that he met his future wife, Lindsey.
And Adam’s intelligence and athleticism allowed him to be invited to try out for the Elite Ranger force; he learned of the invitation a week before he was killed.
Adam was a handsome, caring, intelligent, compassionate, and dedicated Marine.
God bless you Adam.
Thank you for your service.
Thank you for your sacrifice.
America is proud of you.
You are a true military hero.
We miss you.
We love you.
You are an angel.