Arcadia Honors Hero from Class of 1998


We thank our very own Arcadia military hero, Adam Rosema, Arcadia High Class of 1998 alumnus, for his service to our country. 

In his time at Arcadia High School, Adam was an active member of the marching band; he loved music and playing the drums and guitar. Adam joined the Army in April 2005 as a mechanic specializing in Bradley fighting vehicles and was sent to Iraq later that year in October. He was assigned to the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, and 1st Cavalry Division in Fort Hood, Texas. It was a fateful day on March 14, 2007 for Adam, as he encountered a roadside bomb that went off near his vehicle. 

The wounds he sustained from the explosion were fatal. To help honor Adam’s memory, current Arcadia High Band President and Associated Student Body Senior Senator, Alan Tandoc, created a plaque that now sits in front of the Arcadia High Band Room for students, staff, and any visitors to campus to take a moment to thank Adam for his service. 

These photos are from a plaque unveiling ceremony that took place over Thanksgiving Break, with Adam's parents in attendance. 

Thank you, Adam, for your courage and bravery in the service and protection of our country, and thank you, Alan, for helping us honor and recognize him. 

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Photos by AUSD Digital Communications Intern Claire Li and collected from social media.

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