SGT Adam Joseph Thornton passed away on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at the age of 22. SGT Adam was a member of B/1-141 FA, The Washington Artillery 16 September 2008 to present. He was a veteran of OIF X and Operation New Dawn. Honored recipient of Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/ Campaign Star, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Armed Forces Reserve Medal w/M Device, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal, Louisiana War Cross and Louisiana General Excellence Ribbon. He will be deeply missed and forever remembered as a loving father, son, grandson, brother, soldier and a friend to many, who loved his country and treasured his family.