Retired US Army 1SGT Ramon A. Ada, 84, passed away peacefully on Thursday, July 30, 2015 at home with his family.\n\nHe was born in the US territory of Guam on February 14, 1931. He grew up there with his brothers, Alan and Bobby. At age nineteen he enlisted in the United States Army. While stationed in Japan, he met his wife, Kyoko. They were married for 58 years and have five children: Kate Chapman, Kathleen Boerner, Karen Keefer, Raymond Ada and Katherine Murray. They also have seven grandchildren: Matthew Boerner, Drew Chapman, Taylor Keefer, Nicholas Keefer, Jordyn Janke, David Murray and Gabriel Ada and one great granddaughter, London Dodson-Keefer.\n\nRamon Ada proudly served in the US Army for 21 years and retired at the rank of First Sergeant. He was a combat veteran of both the Korean War and the Vietnam War. During his service he was awarded the Bronze Star three times and the Purple Heart. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church for over fifteen years where he helped them provide for families in need in the community. Ramon Ada was a devout Christian and a devoted husband and father. He lived his life in service to God, his family, his country and his community; he will be dearly missed.\n\nA funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 10:30 AM at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Fayetteville. Interment with military honors will follow in Sandhills State Veterans Cemetery on Fort Bragg. The family will receive friends at a visitation at the church from 9:30 to 10:30 AM prior to the service.