December 16, 2020. A day of morning and a day of reunion.
Today at Arlington National Cemetery, funeral services were held for Army Special Forces Medal of Honor recipient COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR BENNIE ADKINS . CSM Adkins was reunited with the love of his life, his wife of 58 years,Mary; who was buried at Arlington Cemetery last year.
Many use the term hero. Few are a hero as this man was. His life and sacrifice was defined not by his extraordinary courage or bravery ; but by his love of his fellow soldiers. The peril he faced as he saved the men around him that certainly would perish but for his actions under fire.
The record of his actions and sacrifice are too long to list here. Please take some time and find out at the highlighted links; more about his life and the lives he saved.
Till we meet again Sergeant Major. You are a true hero. Your example gives meaning to the small sacrifice most of us endure while in uniform. You will be missed.
Bennie and Mary , March of 2015
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that you honor Mary and Bennie here.