Soldier Honored: Christopher L. Robinson
Branch of Service: Army
Rank: Sergeant First Class
Sergeant First Class Christopher L. Robinson, 36, of Brandon, Miss., was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group of the Mississippi Army National Guard, and served during Operation Enduring Freedom. On March 25, 2006, SFC Robinson was killed when his Humvee came under enemy fire during combat operations in the Sangain District, Afghanistan.
SFC Robinson enlisted in the Army in 1987 as a radio operator. After his Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training, he attended the Basic Airborne Course and the Special Forces Qualification Course to become a Communications Sergeant. While serving with 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group he deployed overseas numerous times to include Bolivia, Argentina, Haiti, Kosovo, and Afghanistan. He was also a member of the Mississippi National Guard Counter Drug Task Force from 1992 through 2005 and served as an intelligence analyst for the Gulf Coast High Density Drug Trafficking Area.
“We did so many things together as a family like going to parks, the zoo, the beach, Six Flags, Gatlinburg and riding the train to New Orleans. He was very funny and liked playing practical jokes,” his daughter said. “My mom says I am funny just like him. I am proud to have many of his traits. I am so proud of all his accomplishments and his service. I miss him every day and I am proud to call him my dad.”
SFC Robinson’s daughter is a Folds of Honor Scholarship recipient.