Fallen Hero: SPC Adam Burns


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Graveside Services for Adam will be held at 10:00 AM Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Henderson Cemetery in Greene County, MS


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation. 

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on September 11, 2021, and moved on to his heavenly home. SPC Adam Burns, age 36, a prior service member of the MS Army National Guard who had served within the 185th Aviation Brigade and Cp Shelby JFTC , has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.  SPC Burns was medically discharged in 2010 due to serious injuries incurred via a car accident and now has passed due to those complications.  Adam served with the 185th during an Iraq Freedom deployment in 2004.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life.  We now applaud you for your service to our country.  A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed:  “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service.  We thank you for your service.  Without your efforts and your families’ support, this country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done.  Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.


Adam Burns, 36, of Waynesboro, MS passed from this life Saturday, September 11, 2021 at his residence. He was born in Hattiesburg on Saturday, January 12, 1985 to Greg Burns and Deana Burns. He was a member of Waynesboro Church of Christ. Upon high school graduation Adam enlisted and served in the United States Army National Guard and was a Veteran of the Iraq War. Adam is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Ruben Mills; paternal grandparents, Bennie Burns and Jo Ann Burns. He is survived by his father, Greg Burns; mother, Deana Burns; brother, Grant Burns (Layla), all of Waynesboro, MS; grandmother, Charlotte Mills Jones (James), Piave, MS; two nephews, Brae Burns, Blaine Burns, both of Waynesboro, MS; two uncles, Rodney Burns (Anna), Waynesboro, MS, David Mills (Sarita), Ellisville, MS; two aunts, Donna Mills, Petal, MS, Dedra Perry (Chris), Richton, MS; a host of cousins and other relatives. Graveside Services at 10 AM Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at Henderson Cemetery in Greene County, MS