It does not take long for someone to touch our lives.
At 23 years old, Staff Sergeant Adam Naber of Green Bay was stationed in England when he lost his life in a motorcycle accident.
“Adam was a wonderful young man,” said Laurie Spence, who taught Naber at Preble High School. “He always was very pleasant, upbeat, and got along with everyone that he ever met. I don’t know anyone that didn’t care for Adam.”
He was serving in the Air Force, following in a lineage of military men dating back to WWII and Vietnam.
Those relatives remain–outliving one of the family’s youngest.
“Him and his brother were very close and he always spoke about his family, and his grandparents, and his mom and dad,” said Spence. “And that was very, very important to him.”
If there is one trait you will hear people remember him by, one word comes up: personality.
“He had a very large personality,” she said. “He always talked about cars. He loved working on vehicles and motors and engines and all that kind of stuff. We would talk about that a lot.”
Those close to him say he had a desirable attitude toward life. One he carried over into every interaction.
“He always looked like he was this little boy with this big grin and he just loved life,” said Spence. “That was the best memory I think I could have of him.”
A motorcycle brigade is escorting his body from Milwaukee to Green Bay Wednesday evening at about 6:30pm.