Born: Oct. 26, 1922 in Port Arthur, Texas
Died: March 31, 2003
Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams graduated from Port Arthur High School in 1943 in the middle of WWII.
Like most young men of his era, he immediately enlisted in the army. Adams received the Congressional Medal of Honor for his actions during WWII near St. Die, France, on October 28, 1944, when he single-handedly knocked out the three machine gun emplacements which were destroying supply lines between several U.S. Arm companies in the area.
To honor Adams for his achievements, Aurora Park in Port Arthur was renamed Lucian Adams Field, and a monument was erected in 1974. In 1986 a section of 61st Street in Port Arthur was also renamed in his honor.
In 2011 Port Arthur Independent School District honored Staff Sergeant Lucian Adams by naming a local elementary school for him.
Besides the Medal of Honor, Adams received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart for gallantry in action during the Casino campaign in Italy.
After the war, Adams worked for 40 years with the Veterans Administration in various offices, mostly in San Antonio. He retired in 1986 and resided in San Antonio until his death in 2003.