July 21, 2012
Jeanne Wayne, left, Sandra Adams, center, and U.S. Marine Corps Col. John Adams, right, participated Friday in a ceremony dedicating the Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic to their late father and husband’s memory. U.S. Army Maj. William E. Adams, of Craig, was killed in action in 1971 while attempting to fly a helicopter rescue mission during the Vietnam War. He was posthumously recognized with the Medal of Honor for his heroism.
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Hero is a word often used to describe the late William E. Adams, a Craig native and U.S. Army major. But his son, U.S. Marine Corps Col. John Adams, chose another word to describe his father — humble. “He’d probably try to tell you there were a lot of other brave soldiers who did a lot of brave things,” Col. Adams said. “I’m feeling very honored, our whole family feels honored.” On Friday, Col. Adams joined his mother, Sandra, and sister, Jeanne Wayne, for a ceremony dedicating the Craig Veterans Telehealth Clinic, 785 Russell St., in Maj. William E. Adams’ memory.