Friday, June 01, 2007

Marine Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson

Remember Our Heroes

Marine Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson, 42, of Sylacauga, Ala.

Lt Col Robinson was assigned to Mobilization Command, Deployment Processing Command, Marine Corps Installations East, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died June 1, 2007 in Kabul, Afghanistan. His death is under investigation.

Marine lt. col. dies in Afghanistan
The Associated Press

David Simpkins said he and Marine Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson were good buddies in school. He said his classmates nicknamed Robinson “Chuckwagon” in about the seventh grade.

“I can’t recall how he got the name. He was a real cut-up and I’m sure that had something to do with it,” Simpkins said.

Robinson, 42, of Sylacauga, Ala., was found dead in his sleep June 1 in Kabul, Afghanistan. He was assigned to Camp Lejeune, N.C.

Robinson graduated from high school in 1983 and earned an ROTC scholarship to Auburn University, where he obtained a bachelor’s in industrial engineering.

Following tours in Japan and Panama, Robinson served as an artillery instructor at Fort Sill, Okla. He also was based at Fort Worth, Texas, and served a tour of Iraq, where he was responsible for training the Iraqi National Army.

Harold Brooks, director of the Boys Club of Sylacauga, said Robinson attended the club as a young boy and until he graduated from high school.

“He would do whatever I told him to do. He supervised the younger boys when I asked him to. I never had any reservations about putting him in charge,” Brooks said.

He is survived by his wife, Kristi.

Marine Lt. Col. Michael A. Robinson was killed in action on 6/1/07.

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