On September 10th, 2019, Staff Sergeant Adam K. Erickson, United States Air Force, was killed during a military training parachuting operation in Perris, California. A California native, Staff Sergeant Erickson was a Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape (SERE) Specialist stationed at Edwards Air Force Base, California. He served as the Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Test Parachutist Program Operations.
As a Military Freefall and Static Line Jumpmaster, a rated Master Parachutist, and a certified Test Parachutist, Adam tested survival and military parachute systems used by the armed forces. As a SERE Specialist, he taught military members how to survive in isolation and, if captured, return with honor. As a combat veteran, he deployed overseas to the Joint Personnel Recovery Center, supporting recovery efforts for Operations INHERENT RESOLVE, FREEDOM’S SENTINEL and RESOLUTE SUPPORT. He was a true warrior.
As a friend and teammate, Adam was loyal and unwavering. He was a loving son and brother. The countless lives that have been touched by Adam are forever incomplete.
Loved ones traveling from around the world will be attending Adam’s memorial service next week. The funds collected will help to offset funeral, memorial, travel, and lodging expenses of the family and loved ones that wish to pay their respects.
Staff Sergeant Erickson died serving his country. Please do what you can to honor his sacrifice.