SSgt. Mark Adams, U.S. Army Reserve

Region 8 Hero

SSgt. Mark Adams
U.S. Army

Staff Sergeant Mark Adams is a member of the Millington, Tenn.-based 398th Chemical Company of the U.S. Army Reserve now on active duty.

Adams, 32, served in the first Gulf War. His unit has been activated for duty to assist in dealing with any chemical and biological agents that might be uncovered.

His parents are Steve and Hattie Noel of Lake City. Mark has two daughters: Christa, age 12, and Alyvia, 11 months. He also has three step children, Kirstyn (11), Kaitlyn (9) and Kyle (3).

While deployed, Mark will miss his anniversary and our Alyvia's first birthday.

"He is an awesome husband and a wonderful father. We are lucky to have such great soldiers."

--- Michelle Adams