- Operation Enduring Freedom
- Operation Freedom’s Sentinel
- Operation Inherent Resolve
- Operation Iraqi Freedom
- Operation New Dawn
- Operation Odyssey Lightning
- Operation Spartan Shield
- U.S. Africa Command Operations
- U.S. Central Command operations
- The People Behind The Sacrifice
Army Sgt. David S. Robinson
Died November 20, 2010 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom
25, of Fort Smith, Ark.; assigned to 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany; died Nov. 20 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat accident.
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.