Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Army Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson

Remember Our Heroes

Army Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson, 28, of Winthrop Harbor, Ill.

SFC Robinson was assigned to the U.S. Army Support Activity, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; died Oct. 25, 2011 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

SFC Robinson's family released the following statement:
“Our family appreciates the wonderful outpouring of support we have received from our family, friends and neighbors.David will always remain a hero in our eyes, because he chose to stand up for his country at a time when we all needed him the most. He will forever be held in our family’s honor as a true patriot, and in our hearts as a loving son, a humbled and caring husband and an awesome father. Thank you for this opportunity to share David’s memory with our community. Although we are very grateful for the outpouring of support, we prefer to keep our family’s observances for David private. We appreciate your consideration during this time of our deepest sorrow.”

SFC Robinson attended St Joseph Catholic Academy in Kenosha, Wisconsin. He joined the Army in 2003. This was his second deployment to the Middle East. He was based in El Paso, Texas.

SFC Robinson was an avid Chicago Bears and Cubs fan. He met his wife Emily when they both worked at Six Flags in Gurnee. They married in 2003.

SFC Robinson was laid to rest on November 8, in Ascension Cemetery, Libertyville, Ill.

SFC Robinson is survived by parents, Marijo and Dennis; wife, Emily, and their children, Matthew and Jackson; brothers, Gregory and Michael. He was preceded in death by brother, Joseph.

Army Sgt. 1st Class David G. Robinson was killed in action on 10/25/11.

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