Army National Guard PVT Algernon Adams, 36, of North Augusta/Aiken, SC, died on October 28, 2003.
Adams died due to non-combat related injures at Forward Operating Base St. Mere, Iraq. He was assigned to the 122nd Engineer Battalion, Army National Guard, Edgefield, SC.
Adams was a 1985 graduate of Butler High School in Augusta, GA, and he had served in the Guard for 17 years. While in Iraq, Adams was hit by shrapnel and wounded, earning him a Purple Heart.