Fallen Soldier: Robert E. Hall, Jr.

Robert E. Hall, Jr.
Dates: Died June 28, 2005
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Specialist
Player: Neal Shipley

Specialist Robert E. Hall, Jr., 30, of Pittsburgh, Penn., was assigned to the 467th Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army Reserve at Greenwood, Miss. On June 28, 2005, SPC Hall was killed when an improvised explosive device detonated near his dismounted position in Dujayl, Iraq.

A 1993 graduate of North Hills High School, Spc. Hall worked as a driver for Waste Management Inc in his civilian life. He enlisted in the Army Reserves in 1997, served for three years and was discharged in 2000. SPC Hall was a member of the Individual Ready Reserve and was recalled to active duty to fill a vacancy in a Mississippi unit. He is decorated with a Purple Heart Medal and a Bronze Star Medal, among others.

His sister commented that SPC Hall played soccer in high school and loved video games. She described her brother as “a very quiet guy,” a serious man who kept to himself. But he was extremely devoted to his 3-year-old daughter and loved to spend time with her. “He’d do anything for her,” she said.

SPC Hall’s daughter is a Folds of Honor Scholarship recipient.