Washington State Fallen Heroes Project
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"Adam Q. Emul enjoyed taking a pottery class in high school. Art teacher Susan Cole remembered him with fondness. ""Adam was one of those kids who was always supportive,"" said Cole. ""He was always willing to help others. He was so responsible and so considerate. He's the kind of kid you'd give a job recommendation to in a heartbeat. He was a wonderful person to know."" Emul, 19, of Vancouver, Wash., was killed by a roadside bomb Jan. 29 in Anbar province. He was a 2005 high school graduate and was assigned to Twentynine Palms. ""He was a quiet boy, who was very independent and loved to do things by himself,"" said his sister, Maryann Mendiola. He loved playing video games and dreamed of being a soldier. On his Myspace.com page, Emul described himself as a Pacific Islander who loved music by rock groups Guns N' Roses, Pink Floyd, Metallica, Black Sabbath, as well as Bob Marley, Led Zepplin and Green Day. ""He was very well-liked and very well-respected,"" said Vancouver school district spokeswoman Kris Sork. ""He was always willing to help others."" He also is survived by his parents, Angelina Quitugua and Wen Emul.
27/05/2012 Gunnery Sergeant Anthony Fatticci
Adam was a member of my platoon. He was a quiet professional, seen not heard, his actions and bravery spoke volumes so he didn't need to.
Never forget our fallen brothers who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation."