Adan Olid


Age: 29

Summary: traumatized Iraq War veteran who was recently featured in an Associated Press account of veterans coping with trauma through songwriting and spoke eloquently about the feelings he carried after close calls and seeing friends dying during three tours in Iraq, and who also told of overcoming despair to confront the "ghostlike feeling" of posttraumatic stress disorder after contemplating suicide at the rail of the Golden Gate Bridge and deciding not to jump in several interviews with the AP in November 2014.

Cause of Death: Pneumonia

Born: March 9, 1985

Died: December 28, 2014

Guilderland, New York