BENEFITING: Fisher House Foundation, Inc.
EVENT: Run for the Fallen CT 2012
EVENT DATE: Jul 28, 2012
Danielle Adamski wrote -
SSG. Frank Adamski III was a decorated soldier who maintained high standards regarding his military career. He always went above and beyond for his men. Frank was also a loving husband, father, son and friend. Frank had a smile that could light up any room, any face, and a personality that could never be ignored. He was caring and would do anything for those that he loved, including giving his life for our freedom if that was what was necessary.
Facing the unknown in the tragedy of losing my husband, Frank E. Adamski III, I was very much in denial as to the truth in what very little information I had been told. I was forced to place my trust in people that I had never met, in unfamiliar surroundings. Not even 12 hours after learning of my husband's death, we were rushed to Dover AFB to attend the dignified transfer of 6 men who were taken from us far too soon. While there, we stayed at the Fisher House which, despite the emotional tragedy written on every face of all six families, was the most comforting place that we could have found ourselves at that time. I am thankful for the few days that we stayed there though it is hard to find the words as to why. It is a "comfortable" place to stay while you are experiencing something so terrible, it was a safe place to feel as you needed to, and the staff was extremely amazing, I didn't have to think of what to do and when, I was told what we would expect and do. I was surrounded by the comfort of faces that I knew, and also the most caring, compassionate people that I had never imagined I would ever come into contact with. In the midst of many unfamiliar faces, it was comforting to know that people knew our pain and knew much of what we needed at what would begin this painful journey to a life we never chose.