Tracy LaPorte, received the ultimate parent-feared phone call on 2/1/12, learning that her son, US Army SGT. Adam Huckstep, was killed on his motorcycle just outside his military base in Long County, GA! A woman pulled out in front of him! He was thrown off his bike and died on the scene! The GA Highway Patrol Crash Report states that the driver was driving with a SUSPENDED license from a prior arrest, and “Failed to yield right-of-way!” Sounds like a simple prosecution, but here’s the kicker . . . she has yet to be charged!!!!! It’s been two months since Adam was killed, and the life of the woman who killed him has resumed as if nothing has happened! We need LOTS of people to sign this petition to the Long County District Attorney, pleading for her arrest!
Son. Solidier. Never forget.
Sergeant Adam “2Step” Huckstep-La Porte, 23, died tragically the evening of February 1, 2012 when a car made a left turn in front of his oncoming motorcycle in Long County, Georgia.
Huckstep-La Porte, an infantryman in the US Army, was assigned to the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Georgia. His most recent deployment was in October 2009 to Iraq. He was preparing to leave for Afghanistan in the coming months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom as an infantryman/gunner.
Adam grew up in the Round Rock School District and attended McNeil High School. He was dedicated to his family, friends and serving his country. Adam’s patriotism was evident when he joined the Army in 2008. This patriotism and pride inspired his mother, Tracy La Porte, to found Military Moms of Texas, an organization committed to supporting American troops serving at home and abroad.
Adam was an enthusiastic member of the Wingmen Motorcycle Club of Long County, GA, where he was known as “2Step.” His name 2Step came about when he was young from his mom encouraging him the two step dance. Later on, his nickname was enforced by his Wingmen brothers “two hits from Adam and you’re out”, just like the two-headed Vietnam snake. He made club history by being the youngest member ever invited to join. The Wingmen Motorcycle Club is a fraternal brotherhood made up primarily of active duty and prior service members who all share a commitment to loyalty, integrity, and honor.
It should be noted that Sgt Huckstep-La Porte was awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, two Army Achievement Medals, the Army Commendation Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Army Overseas Service Ribbon and The Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon. He was recently in the process at Ft. Stewart to be selected as Staff Sergeant.
Adam was preceded in death by his great-grandfather Douglas Bush, a WWII Veteran, one of the first to arrive at Normandy. Adam leaves behind his mother Tracy Anne La Porte and his dad Lorne La Porte of Round Rock, Texas. Adam was a loving brother to both of his sisters, Colleen Faith Huckstep-La Porte and Savannah Grace Rhiannon La Porte, and to his little brother Zachary Cash Norman La Porte, the youngest of the siblings. Adam is also survived by his father Michael Huckstep and wife Renee Huckstep of Arlington, and his grandparents Norman, a Vietnam Veteran, and Mary Anne La Porte and John and Ginny Gallo.
Adam “2Step” lived his life by the lyrics of his favorite song Country Boy.
“The biggest things in life are your friends and family…
Now two flags fly above my land that really sum up how I feel
One is the colors that fly high and proud
The red, the white and blue
The other ones got a rattlesnake with a simple statement made
“Don’t tread on me” is what it says and I’ll take that to my grave
Because, this is me.
I’m proud to be American and strong in my beliefs”
Funeral services were held at Blessing Funeral Home in Mansfield, Texas. Adam was buried with full military honors at the Dallas/Ft.Worth National Cemetery on February 10, 2012.