Col. Lewis R. “Bob” Adams
ATKINSON, NH: Col. Lewis R. “Bob” Adams, 92, a career Army
officer, died in his home Wednesday following a long illness. Col. Adams
was the husband of Betty-Anne (Hardy) Adams. Born in Bradford October
7, 1915, he was the son of the late George A. and Elinor (Sheehan) Adams.
Upon graduating from Amesbury High School and Hebron Academy he attended
Norwich University, graduating in 1939 with a degree in Science. He then
entered the Army and began a long and illustrious military career, earning
numerous decorations including the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and
the Army Commendation Medal. Also during his thirty years of commissioned
service he held several command and staff positions, including command
of a tank battalion in Europe during the war, a training battalion at
Ft. Knox following the war, and three U.S. Constabulary Squadrons during
the occupation of Germany. Later he served with the headquarters of U.S.
Forces European Theatre in Frankfort. Upon his return to the states he
served a three year tour as Professor of Military Science and Tactics
at the University of Mass at Amherst. He later served with the Army Electronic
Proving Ground in AZ; on the Staff and Faculty of the Army Command and
Staff College at Ft. Leavenworth; with the Seventh Logistical Command
in Korea, and as Deputy President of the Armor and Engineer Board at Ft.
Knox. Following his retirement at Ft. Knox in 1968, he moved with his
family to Atkinson where he worked as a journalist, photographer, and
columnist at the Haverhill Gazette.
Beside his wife of 65 years he is survived by his son Lewis R. Adams,
Jr. and his wife Doris of Weston, FL; daughters Wendy Adams of NYC, NY,
Traci Adams-Mitchell and her husband Scott of Buena Park, CA, and grandchildren
Brooke Ferguson, Keaven Adams and Enzo Mitchell. He was the brother of
the late Charles S. Adams.
Arrangements by Dole, Childs & Shaw Funeral Home, 148 Main Street,
Haverhill. A private graveside service will be conducted at Linwood Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be made to the National Museum of the U.S.
Army, PO Box 96281, Washington, DC 20090.
Online condolence may be sent to www.dcsfuneralhome.com