Even though Adam was two years younger, it didn't stop us from teasing and flirting with him while he played in his light blue uniform - we would often talk about the day when little kid Adam Kinser would be in high school and who would get to date him. As the years went on, we came to know him the nicest and most genuine kid there was. I mean....Adam was one in a million.
More than four years ago while in grad school in Illinois, I got the news that Adam had been killed while serving in Afghanistan. It completely shattered my heart to know that our friend Adam - only 21 years old, about to celebrate his one year anniversary with his wife and the birth of their first son - was gone. My only comfort was knowing his heart for God and that he would no longer have to face the constant hurt of life on earth.
I know I'm a day late since everyone will be reading this the day after Veteran's Day, but have been thinking of Adam today and still wanted to post it to honor him and his family - the Kinsers - on this day. Miss you much, buddy.
I wish I had a better picture of Adam, but this one I pulled from google will have to suffice.
If you'd like to know more about Adam, HERE is an article about his life and memorial service.