Ladies of theBERRY…


Hey all, a Berry reached out to me yesterday. She sent a touching email about her friend Adam, soldiers and Post-traumatic stress disorder. I'll let Jess take it from here...

This is my friend Adam. He was a man of kindness, a great friend, loving brother, hard worker, and proud soldier. (Not to mention a HMOTB!)

Adam passed away on August 19. Like many other soldier returning from service he was affected by PTSD. He was very proud of his time serving his country and did not often express his levels of pain or hardship from his experiences overseas.

I beg of my fellow berries to reach out to our brothers and sister in arms & those you love to show your support! I recently learned about the Lone Survivor Foundation and the impact it has on military families. I just wish that more individuals would have a chance to participate in programs like these to help them cope.

Click HERE to find out about the Lone Survivor Foundation's mission.

Attached are several pictures of Adam. Some of him with his sister, some of him just being really hot, and some from during his time on active duty.

I know it is a lot to ask, and even if it's brief, please share his story. I know there are so many other men & women who have gone above and beyond to serve their country to preserve our freedoms who are struggling daily to cope with the physical and psychological effect of war.

Thank you!

We are so sorry for your loss, Jess. Adam is a hero...
BERRY love,
Emily, Megan & Alex

Click HERE to find out about the Lone Survivor Foundation’s mission.

  • Jason

    So sorry for your loss. May God bless all of our brave men and women in uniform, on and off the battlefield.

    • RedNinja

      Amen. Well said Jason.

  • Courteney

    The Lone Survivor foundation was started by a man who works for my company, and I just recently learned about it. They do so many things for the great men and women who serve our country. So sorry for Jess's loss and the many other individuals struggling with this. I hope your brother finds rest now.

  • Carrie

    I'm so sorry for your loss. Thank you for sharing this story.

  • redheadchivette

    I'm sorry for your loss. My brothers were in the Marines & deployed. I have quite a soft spot for the military. Will definitely check that site out!

  • CourtneyElise

    And now I will be puffy-eyed all day. I'm so so so sorry for your loss. My heart breaks everytime I hear something like this.

    Rest in Peace Adam.

    -Love, The Berries

  • Klynnr82

    Adam was a friend of mine, and Jess is as well. When she told me yesterday that she was planning on writing The Berry with the idea of helping people, I cried all over again. Adam was really that guy) And I know people say that all the time) that loved everyone he knew, and they loved him right back. Pure joy to be around him. But his pain was too great internally. Something has to change! We can't forget our men and women in uniform just because they're now back in the United States, safe from the dangers of war. They still suffer greatly. We will all miss you, Adam.

  • sdg04

    Adam…how much everyone will miss you is immeasurable. You were a loving friend, brother, son and a caring partner. I have a lot of memories with you that I will cherish forever. You brought me a lot of joy in my life at times we shared close moments together. You will always be loved and missed by many. Your smile wad infectious…your laugh was beautiful…your kind eyes were healing. I will always have a place in my heart for you. I love you. Rip.

  • bamboo

    I hope that the stigma of PTSD and depression among our brave men and women who serve begins to melt away. I know many who have/are serving and it is a tough battle to deal with. I will check out the Lone Survivor Foundation. Thank you Jess for sharing Adam's story. Rest in Peace soldier! <3

  • Jessiicaaa

    Thank you for sharing, and I'm sorry for your loss. Support our troops <3

  • Cyn

    May God rest Adam's soul and God bless his family & friends. It is because of honorable men & women that serve this great country of ours are we allowed to enjoy our freedoms. My sweetheart just got back from Afghanistan early June and I am a very fortunate woman to have my love. Take care Jess and I am terribly sorry for your loss

  • Kennedys_mom

    I'm very sorry for your loss! My fiancé is in the military and I was just sad to read this! Also if you don't mind me asking how did he pass from PTSD? Again I'm very sorry!

    • Jess

      Sadly, he took his own life.

  • Leigh

    It breaks my heart to read stories like this. Much love to Jess and Adams family. He was definitely a proud soldier and I love the dog tag tattoo #12.

    Men & women in the military give so much yet so many people are ungrateful and ignorant of their sacrifices. My brother is in Afghanistan now and to all those in harms way God speed and to those who have served much <3!

  • HotMomma

    My prayers are with you Jess and Adam, and your families. This is a tragic loss and it breaks my heart. But I will gladly spread his story and the Lone Survivor Foundation information to other military families.

  • Velma

    The Lone Survivor Foundation is an amazing project. There is also another former Navy SEAL who started another project to help with the Troops. His name is Eric Greitens (Author of The Heart and the Fist, amazing read) and I think it's also worth looking into it is The Mission Continues Anything we can do to help these amazing men and women who protect us we should do. We do not need to lose another one to PTSD or any other issue they deal with.

  • rebz

    :( R.I.P Adam.

    But i love how the Berry said "Some are with his sisters, some of him just being really hot."

  • Danielle H

    Jess- So sorry for your loss. Unfortunately, we have also lost many in our area who suffered from PTSD after serving and never recieved the help that they deserved. There is another organization called the Camaraderie Foundation that helps heal the invisible wounds by providing private counseling to service members and their families to deal with military stresses and to help with the transition back into civilian life. Hopefully they can help other veterans and their families before it is too late: or

    Our brave service members fought for us, and now it is our turn to fight for them!

  • Theresia

    My heart breaks that the men and women that sacrifice for this country don't receive the love and care and attention they so very much deserve when they come home. Were it not for them, this country would be nothing. So many take credit for the country being free but if the brave men and women in the military branches didn't do the job that they do, we'd be owned. It makes me so angry to know that they are not taken care of. All these fat cat in politics have it made and these soldiers come home after fighting for our freedoms and man end up homeless and worse. I am so sorry to hear of another loss. Another casualty of war. These hero's should never have to wonder where they will sleep or when they will next eat. I love the great men and women of our military. I donate any time I can. I wish all Americans felt the same. Stay strong Jess and all the family and friends of Adam. God bless and keep you. May he grant you comfort in these difficult times.

  • Jordana

    Check out another organization supporting military men, women, their partners and families with the struggles of PTSD. or

    The mission of Battling Bare, Inc. is to provide a network of support for the spouses, children and family members who silently struggle to carry the burden of PTSD with their beloved Service Members. By creating a safe place to band together and share our stories, we will raise awareness about PTSD and create positive programs of true healing for families affected.

    Broken by battle…
    Wounded by war…
    My love is FOREVER–to you this I SWORE.
    I WILL:
    Quiet your silent screams…
    Help heal your shattered soul…
    Until once again, my love…
    Battle bare.

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