Remembering the Life and Memory of...
Spc. Adam D. Froehlich
Hometown: Pine Hill, New Jersey, U.S.
Age: 21 years old
Died: March 25, 2004 in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Unit: Army, 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, Warner Barracks, Bamberg, Germany
Birth: May 10, 1982
New Jersey, USA
Death: Mar. 25, 2004
Iraq KIA-Army Specialist Adam Froehlich, Died defending his Country in Operation Iraqi Freedom. Adam was only in Iraq 3 weeks when he was killed by an explosion in Baqubah.Adam was a 2001 Grad of Overbrook High School, Pine Hill,NJ. He enlisted in the army with friend Anthony Dixon of Lindenwold, NJ. Anthony was killed in Iraq on Sunday August 1 2004. Adam was 21 years old. Nicknamed "Private Happy"
Gate of Heaven Cemetery
New Jersey, USA
Plot: Rear center section
Roadside blast kills soldier
PINE HILL, N.J. — A soldier who enlisted to serve his country after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks was killed in a roadside explosion just three weeks after arriving in Iraq, military officials said.
Spc. Adam Froehlich, 21, died from injuries sustained when his patrol was hit by an improvised explosive device. Two other soldiers were wounded and were reported to be in stable condition.
Froehlich had enlisted in the Army two years ago after graduating from Overbrook High School in Pine Hill, his brother said. He also hoped to pursue a college education after serving in the military and wanted to become a gym teacher.
“He was just a great person who loved his family, loved his country and believed in what he was fighting for,” Jeff Froehlich told the Courier-Post of Cherry Hill, N.J.
Adam Froehlich had previously been based in Germany and had expressed concern before he went to Iraq.
“Who wouldn’t?” his brother Jeff said. “But he was very willing to go. He knew he was doing it for his country.”
Jeff Froehlich said that the family also had been “very concerned” about Adam being over in Iraq but was very proud of him.
“I’d switch places with him in a minute,” he told The Philadelphia Inquirer.
He said his brother had been deeply moved by the Sept. 11 attacks. “That was really emotional for us,” Jeff Froehlich said. “My brother loved his country.”
Adam Froehlich is survived by his parents, two brothers and a sister.