Saturday, November 20, 2010

Army Sgt. David S. Robinson

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. David S. Robinson, 25, of Fort Smith, Ark.

Sgt. Robinson was assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died Nov. 20, 2010 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat accident.

Spc. David S. Robinson, 25, of Fort Smith died Nov. 20 in Qalat, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered in a non-combat related accident, according to release from the Department of Defense.

Senator Mark Pryor said Tuesday that Spc. Robinson was posthumously promoted to sergeant.

"My thoughts and prayers are with Sergeant Robinson’s family and loved ones during this difficult time," Sen. Pryor said. "He is a true American hero, and we will never forget his courage, honor, and service to our country."

Sgt Robinson was honored in a dignified transfer Monday and his remains were brought back to Dover Air Force Base in on Monday.

Family members say the military is investigating Sgt. Robinson's death. His body will be flown back to Arkansas sometime over the weekend. No funeral arrangements have been set yet.

Robinson’s interests included paintball, pool
The Associated Press

David “Scotty” Robinson was an outgoing guy who, according to his sister, loved to play paintball and pool.

“He liked to run around with his friends,” Amber Griffin told The Times Record of Fort Smith, Ark., where Robinson was from. “He was just a real sociable person.”

He and his wife have three children, but he never got the chance to meet the youngest, family friend Kimberly Mullen told the newspaper.

The 25-year-old died Nov. 20 in Qalat, Afghanistan, after suffering non-combat injuries during his third tour of duty. Griffin said her brother was killed in a rollover accident.

Robinson attended Southside High School and enlisted in the Army in 2004 after earning his GED. He was based in Vilseck, Germany.

He became a gunner and rifleman, following in the footsteps of his grandfather, who was a sharpshooter during World War I, Griffin said.

“[Robinson] would stand up for you and fight for you,” Mullen told the newspaper, calling him “a defender until the end.”

Survivors include his mother, father and stepmother, along with five brothers and three sisters.

Army Sgt. David S. Robinson was killed in a non-combat related accident on 11/20/10.

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