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Adam Robert Royal

June 4, 1988 — September 7, 2020

Adam Robert Royal

Captain Adam Robert Royal, 32, passed away at his home on September 7, 2020. Adam was born on June 4, 1988, in New London, CT the son of Gary R. Royal and the late Emily K. Lott-Royal.
Adam graduated from Wilby High School in Waterbury, CT where he excelled as a student-athlete. During his senior year at Wilby, Adam set records in track and won the New England Championship in the 400 Meter race in 48.7 seconds. With this win and all the work he put in, Adam set his eyes on only one school, The United States Military Academy at West Point. When he was a young age, Adam decided he wanted to join the Army. Captain Royal was a decorated veteran who served in Afghanistan and spent 8 years in active duty after being commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in 2010 by graduating from West Point Military Academy with his Bachelor's in Computer Science. After graduating from West Point, He served as Reconnaissance Officer, Platoon leader, Assistant Operations Officer, and Executive Officer while stationed in Ft. Riley, KS between 2010-2014. Adam then served as Student Officer in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO from 2014-2015. At his final post in Ft. Hood, TX from 2015-2018, Captain Royal served as Plans Officer, Contingency Operations Plans Officer, and Commander of Alpha Combat Engineering Company, Regimental Engineer Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment in Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan.
While serving his country, Captain Royal received the following service Decorations, Medals, Badges, and Awards:
Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal (2nd award), Army Achievement Medal (2nd award), National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Campaign Stars, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, and Nato Medal.
Captain Adam Royal continued his education after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 2010. He completed his Master's of Science in Engineering Management at the University of Missouri in 2015 and was starting his 3rd year of Law School at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. He completed his first Internship at Morgan Lewis Law firm this summer where he was pursuing a career in Patent Law.
When he wasn’t working, Adam had a passion for skiing, duck hunting, riding his motorcycle and all things electronic. Adam had a brilliant mind. He was multilingual and his many achievements and awards are a testament to his passion for learning, his tenacity, his competitiveness, and his ability to be a true leader. His kindness, infectious smile, and ability to make you laugh are qualities his family and friends will hold in their hearts forever.
Adam was preceded in death by his Mother, Emily K. Lott-Royal, Grandfathers James Edward Lott and James Robert Royal, Grandmother Dorothy Jean Hightower-Lott, and beloved Aunt Dorothy "Eileen" Lott-George who served as his surrogate mother after Emily's passing. He is survived by his Father Gary Royal, older Brother James Lott, older Sister Heather Royal, younger Sister Alivia Royal, younger Brother Austin Royal, Grandmother Joanna Graham, Grandfather Terry Graham, Nieces Amia and Tatyana, Nephews Jayce and Jeremiah, along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Arrangements – A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 at 1 pm at the Alderson- Ford Funeral Home of Cheshire, 615 S. Main St. Committal will be held at the convenience of the family and there are no calling hours.
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Saturday, October 24, 2020

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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