Thursday, May 24, 2007

Army Pfc. Robert H. Dembowski

Remember Our Heroes

Army Pfc. Robert H. Dembowski, 20, of Ivyland, Pa.

Pfc. Dembowski was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.; died May 24 in Baghdad of wounds sustained when his unit came in contact with enemy forces using small-arms fire.

N.C.-based paratrooper killed in Iraq
The Associated Press

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died of injuries sustained from enemy small-arms fire during combat operations in Baghdad, Iraq, earlier this week, the Defense Department said May 25.

Spc. Robert Dembowski, Jr., 20, of Ivyland, Pa., was a company radio transmitter with 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division.

“Spc. Dembowski was a highly dedicated paratrooper,” said Capt. Aaron King, the rear detachment commander for Dembowki’s battalion. “He was dedicated not only to his profession but also in serving this great nation.”

Dembowski, who was killed May 24, joined the Army in January 2006. He completed infantry one station unit training and the basic airborne course at Fort Benning, Ga., in April 2006.

He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, when he arrived at the 82nd Airborne in May 2006.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal and the Purple Heart.

Dembowski is survived by his parents, Robert Sr. and Frances Dembowski, and his sister, Janice Dembowski, all of Ivyland, Pa.

Army Pfc. Robert H. Dembowski was killed in action on 5/24/07.

1 comment:

Sheana Davis said...

I still love and miss him! We were suppose to grow old together.