Adam won the Israeli Medal of Honor for his heroic actions. Last day of the Lebanon War, he and his teammates were returning to Israel. The Lebanese used the time in between the signing and the actual ceasefire to attack retreating forces. They were in tanks crossing through the Sluki Valley, a dangerous pass with mountains on one side and very thin road on the other with steep cliffs. The 5th tank in the convoy was hit by a mine as a rain of anti-tank fire erupted around them. On way to help the downed tank, his came under attack. It took 7 direct missile hits, 2 through the tanks armor. His face was burned by the closeness of the rockets as they screamed past. One of them set off 50 hand grenades that were in the tank and while Adam was protected by being in the driver's area, his C.O. on the back of the tank was killed in excruciating fashion. The tank's anti-fire programs kicked in which sucks all the oxygen from the tank in order to supress fire so he blacked out from lack of breahable air. When he came to, he was locked in the boot of the tank with horrible burns and cuts and climbed out a tiny hole in the tank, ripping his body and crushing his bones further just to make it to what he thought would be safety. Instead, he walked into a two hour firefight, He had the horror of watching a rescue helicopter be blown out of the sky and all the medics on it killed. Other members of his platoon, his friends and those in the tank he came to help died in front of him. Adam won the Medal of Honor for his bravery and his attempts to save life.
Adam was tattooed on October 9th, 2017 by artist Bob Tyrrell at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.