Adam Quitugua Emul was killed Monday in Iraq, the Department of Defense announced today. Lance Cpl. Adam Quitugua Emul died from wounds received in combat in Anbar province, according to the Department of Defense.
Emul was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, Calif. Emul was a 2005 graduate of Vancouver's Hudson's Bay High School. source
Adam is a native of Saipan. His body will be returned to to our island for burial at our Veteran's Cemetary in the next few days. Although I never met him, I plan on attending his funeral to pay my last respects for his sacrifice.
Adam wasn't even old enough to legally drink a beer when he died; I can't even begin to imagine what his family is going through. Please keep Adam and his family in your prayers this week.