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Arch Angel
03-27-2006, 12:28 AM
We loss one of our own this Saturday.

http://www.wreg.com/Global/story.asp?S=4683544

JACKSON, Miss. The Mississippi Army National Guard says a guardsman from Brandon was killed in Afghanistan.

Staff Sergeant Christopher L- Robinson was killed yesterday when he was shot during a combat patrol near the Sangain District of Afghanistan. Robinson was 36.

That's according to Lieutenant Colonel Tim Powell.

Robinson was a member of the guard's Headquarters Detachment, 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces Group based in Jackson.

Major General Harold Cross -- the adjutant general of Mississippi -- says it's a reminder of the high cost of freedom.

About 160 members of the 2nd Battalion, 20th Special Forces were mobilized as part of Operation Enduring Freedom last September. They arrived in Afghanistan in January.

Funeral arrangements are incomplete.Aside from us, it seems as though the only bastards here fighting for their country are the Taliban & Al Queda. The convoy was ambushed & came under small arms fire. The ANA (Afghan National Army) jumped in the ditch & cowarded behind the vehicles. The only ones returning effective fire were our guys & our terps. I guess the media didn't want to release the true numbers of Taliban killed, but it was definately more than seven. One of the terps took down 2-3 of those bastards by himself & he is the worst shot of the group. No matter how many of those bastards we killed, it won't bring back Chris or lessen the pain.

Chris was yelling at the ANA to get out of the ditches & return fire when he got hit. A bullet went through the side of his soft armor into his lower abdomen. Reese, the team SGT got hit through the shoulder. The entrance wound wasn't so bad, but the exit wound was about the size of a large orange. Reese will recover without any permanent damage; no bones or major arteries were hit. Unfortunately Chris died several hours later at the hospital nearby. He leaves a wife & two kids. We were all huddled together in a prayer here in Afghanistan when the Chaplain in MS was headed to his wife's house to let her know of the tragedy.

I sat in the briefing less than 10 feet from Chris last week before he took off for that mission. Chris was an 18E (Communications SGT) & trained me on loading cryptos on our SatComs back at Shelby. He was about my age. Even though he out ranked me by two grades, he always went out of his way to be nice whenever we passed each other.

Please pray for him & his family.

ORANGE CRUSH
03-27-2006, 12:36 AM
Amen brother

:raise:

Prayer said

97CasperCobra
03-27-2006, 12:42 AM
Breaks my heart to read that Nick...but thanks for keeping us informed. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the work you guys put in over there to uphold freedom in our world. :flag: I was thinking earlier of how to get an address so that someone may send a care package or something. Any wants or needs from the US??

My thoughts and prayers are for Chris and his family :(

Levi
03-27-2006, 09:34 AM
That is a big loss; prayers go out to him & his family.

You US Troops are some brave souls.

jimmysidecarr
03-27-2006, 09:36 AM
Sorry to hear that Nick...
1st prayer sent...


Kinda sucks that those ANA guys are so poorly trained or spineless... which ever the case may be... because it sounds like it would have gone very differently with a little more suppresive fire from "the good guys".... I sure hope they were just gutless and not complicit in the attach :doubt:

Stay safe...

Miguel
03-27-2006, 11:47 AM
Sorry about your friend, I will say a prayer for him and his family. I always keep those who fight for our freedom and our safety in my prayers. Y'all are the only ones that stand between us and those that would do us harm.

I can't stand slackers in the middle of a tough job. I have never been in combat, so I can't comprehend how frustrated you must be with the ANA.

sbc.cobra
03-27-2006, 12:23 PM
man that sucks nick...sorry to hear that. i'll keep the family in my prayers. next time they all jump in the ditch, throw a grenade in there with them and maybe they will get out and fight then.

Arch Angel
03-27-2006, 12:57 PM
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Mrs TwiceBitten
03-27-2006, 01:29 PM
It is only because of what you do that we can enjoy our freedom. Let us all remember that. Pray for that family, and for all of us.

Firme
03-27-2006, 01:43 PM
Nick, sorry to hear of the loss. I can't image what you brave men and women go through when something like this happens. He and his family will be in our prayers.

03 cobra toy
03-27-2006, 01:45 PM
It is only because of what you do that we can enjoy our freedom. Let us all remember that. Pray for that family, and for all of us.

Very true !

Christopher L- Robinson R.I.P

Stay safe Nick !

Carl G
03-27-2006, 02:32 PM
Sorry Nick to hear about this brave comrade who served his country proudly. Our thought s and prayers go with his family. Remember one thing Nick that your not forgotten one minute here at home. We are with you and support everything that you do for us every day. God Bless and stay safe.

Arch Angel
03-27-2006, 04:29 PM
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97CasperCobra
03-27-2006, 04:57 PM
Damn...those pics brought tears to my eyes man. :(

I can't tell you how much I appreciate what you and your fellow brothers in arms do so that I may enjoy my life in the states. An American flag proudly hangs in my bedroom for you guys and everyone who have fought for America. :flag:

Again, let us know if there's anything we can do for you or any of your comrades over there. You guys will be in my thoughts/prayers. Stay safe. :thumbsup:

msmap
03-27-2006, 07:22 PM
I am so sorry, Nick. You stay safe over there. My prayers are with his family. God bless all of our military wherever they are statined at and keep them safe :raise:

93KingCobra
03-27-2006, 07:35 PM
They will be in my prayers....Ya'll stay safe and come soon.. :raise:

AirForce1
03-28-2006, 01:53 PM
Im sorry Nick for the loss.:( I cant whate untill ROTC is done and I get the chance to go over there so I can do my part.:mad: But you can't rush tranning I guess.

Arch Angel
03-30-2006, 08:45 AM
Thanks everyone for the support & prayers. After the Ramp Ceremony, we had a seperate ceremony for Chris at the Battalion.


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93KingCobra
03-30-2006, 06:36 PM
Man that just puts a lump in my throat looking at all those pics...