Henry W. Adam, Jr. passed away Thursday, January 5, at the age of 90 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Henry was born in Wakefield, Kansas in 1921. He joined the Army in 1942 and served as a Corporal in the 711th Tank Battalion during WWII, landing at Leyte in the Philippines and Purple Beach near Kadena Air Force Base in Okinawa, Japan.
When he returned from service overseas, Henry married Vivian Steinbruck in 1946. They were married 35 years, until her death in 1981 and lived in Colorado Springs, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his children, Norman Dee and Linda; his sister, Nadine; and brother, Calvin. He is survived by his brother, Paul, four granddaughters and three great-granddaughters.
Henry was a carpenter by trade and helped with the construction of NORAD, Fort Carson, The Broadmoor Hotel and several Colorado Springs hospitals. An avid outdoorsman, Henry loved to travel and would often recount details of his road trips to Alaska, catfishing in Kansas, and hunting in Colorado.
Donations in memory of Henry Adam may be made to the Veterans of Foreign Wars: www.vfw.org/contribute or by mail to VFW National Headquarters, 406 West 34th Street, Kansas City, MO 64111.