In Memory of CPT Charles Robinson
CPT Charles D. Robinson, 29, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey, was killed on June 3, 2005 near FOB Orgun-E in Afghanistan when his convoy vehicle was struck by an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group.
He was serving on SFODA 731. Two U.S. soldiers with whom Robinson was traveling with in the convoy also died.
Robinson was the son of missionaries and he spent much of his life overseas. He attended Baptist Regional School in Haddon Heights, New Jersey where he played soccer. He graduated from Asuncion Christian Academy in Paraguay. Robinson attended Cedarville College in Ohio graduating in May 1998. He had earned a bachelor's degree in foreign trade.
He was commissioned in the Army immediately following his college graduation. His first military assignment was with the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He graduated from the Special Forces Qualification Course and was assigned to 7th Special Forces Group in December 2003.
Robinson's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Parachutist Badge, the Combat Infantryman Badge, the Expert Infantryman Badge, the Special Forces Tab and Ranger Tab. He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, the Meritorious Service Medal, and the Afghanistan Campaign Medal.
CPT Robinson is survived by his wife, Laura; and parents, Charles and Janet Robinson of Brown Mills, N.J.
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