Adam Felix Fried, age 85, of Picayune, MS passed away Friday, June 12th, 2009 at his residence in Picayune. A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, June 16th at Picayune Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Danny Johnson officiating. Visitation will be from 12 noon until time of service. Burial will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery and Mausoleum, under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home. Mr. Fried had lived in St. Bernard, Louisiana for 56 years before moving to Picayune four years ago. Mr. Fried was a veteran of World War II and Korea where he served as a sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. While his service in both wars was notable he was most proud of his accomplishments during World War II. He was a member of the “elite within the elite,” the Marines’ famed First Raider Battalion. He always said that he was privileged to serve under the leadership of Col. Evans Carlson and Col. Merritt Edson, the founding leaders of the Raiders. While serving under those outstanding leaders he participated in the first amphibious assault of WWII, Tulagi Island in the southern Solomon Islands. He later took part in the assault of Guadalcanal Island and took part in the battle of “Edson’s Ridge.” One of his most prized possessions was his Raider Knife that was presented to him by Col. Carlson just prior to his first battle. He was the beloved husband of Barbara Gussoni Fried of Picayune; beloved father of Adam F. Fried Jr. (Susan) of Picayune; beloved sister, Helen Contrado of Covington, LA; beloved grandfather of Heather Marie Fried and Gregory Adam Fried. Special thanks to Henry Cook. He was preceded in death by his parents, Adam Fried and Alma Cook Fried and a sister, Vivian Gunther. Arrangements are under the direction of Picayune Funeral Home, 815 South Haugh Avenue, Picayune, Mississippi.