Thursday, May 03, 2007

Adam Loggins laid to rest

An Alabama Marine killed in combat was honored Wednesday night. Hundreds paid their respects at the visitation of 27-year-old Adam Loggins of Athens.

People spoke very highly of him.

Those who knew him tell us he was one of those few people you meet in life that you just feel good being around.

And from the mass of people that came to his visitation, there is no doubt Adam Loggins will be missed.

Wednesday evening, Laughlin Funeral Home was filled with hundreds paying their respects to Lance Corporal Adam Loggins.

Patriot guard members stood tall, holding American flags symbolic to this American hero.

Firefighters, police, fellow Marines, and other members of our armed forces joined together to support the family during this difficult time.

Even those who never knew him, knew he was an honorable man who did an honorable deed for the freedom of our country and others.

A mother of a fellow marine held a sign that said, "God bless you."

Another, said, "You are my hero."

Loggins died last Thursday from wounds suffered during a combat operation in Iraq.

The 27-year-old grew up in Huntsville , but spent the last few years of his life in Athens, until he decided to serve our country as a marine with the 3rd battalion, 6th regiment.

Ken Shepard, a local patriot guard rider says, "This young man gave it all to protect our freedoms and I can do no less than to pay my respects to him."

Shepard, who spent 23 years of his life in the Air Force, says Loggins didn't die in vain; he died for a cause and that was to keep America free.

And for that, Shepard is honored to be there for his brother in arms.

"I'm proud to be able to do this."

And those miles away, send their condolences to the family through written messages on the Internet.

Adam Loggins was a friend, a brother, a son, and an American hero.

Loggins leaves behind his parents, sister, brother, fiancee, and many friends. .

From WAFF 48

Related Link:
Adam E. Loggins dies 'from wounds sustained while conducting combat operations'