Sgt. Roger L. Adams Jr. 36, of Jacksonville, N.C.; assigned to the 120th Combined Arms Battalion, North Carolina National Guard, Wilmington, N.C.; died from wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near his vehicle June 29 in Baghdad. Also killed were Sgt. 1st Class Edward C. Kramer, Sgt. Juan C. Baldeosingh and Spc. Robert L. Bittiker. Roger was a member of Half Moon Volunteer Fire Department where he served as a firefighter/EMT. He was also North Carolina Fire Fighter 1 and 2 certified. He had served with the Western Carteret Fire/EMS and Coastal Ambulance Service. Roger served in the U.S. Marine Corps for 13 years and then in the National Guard. In the past he worked with Hatteras Yachts.

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