CPL Jeremiah W. Robinson

CPL Jeremiah W. Robinson


Hometown / City: MESA, AZ MARICOPA
Date of Death: Thursday, October 6, 2005
Conflict: Operation Iraqi Freedom (Iraq)
Branch: U.S. Army
Rank: Cpl.

Birth: Oct. 22, 1984
Death: Oct. 6, 2005
Baghdad, Iraq

CPL Jeremiah Wayne Robinson, joined the Army National Guard to serve and defend the country he loved, and gave his life in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom III on October 6, 2005. A 2003 graduate of Skyline High School, CPL Robinson was attached to the Phoenix-based 860th Military Police Company, a close-knit unit of Arizonans who termed themselves "brothers in arms". Known to his myriad of family, friends, and military companions as a patriot who stood tall, Jeremiah never met anyone he did not like, and everyone who knew him, loved him. He daily told his family members "I love you". Jeremiah loved little children, and always found the time for a talk or a wrestling match with any youngster willing to take him on. He also took joy in spending time with the "older folks" in his life, and often elected to be with them rather than kids his own age. Described as packing 40 years of living into his 20-year lifespan, Jeremiah was an avid sportsman as well as a gifted carpenter and builder. A friend to all, and a young man "more action than word", CPL Jeremiah Robinson accomplished the words of Christ reflected in John 15:13, "greater love has no man than this, that he lay down his life for his friends". CPL Robinson knew the dangers he would face when he volunteered to serve, but he joined the fight to preserve the freedom Americans enjoy, and to extend that freedom to others. His fervent desire was that the country would support the troops, standing firm behind each soldier. Companions of the 860th described CPL Robinson as a solider who willingly served in any position needed, excelling in all. He was an outstanding marksman and qualified expert on every weapons system he fired. Military awards conferred upon CPL Robinson include the Combat Action Badge, Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal w/"M" Device, and Army Service Ribbon. CPL Jeremiah Wayne Robinson is survived by his parents, Burt and Amy Robinson, and brothers Jacob and Lucas Robinson; girlfriend Rachelle Figueroa; best friend Adam Radney; grandparents Bill and Sharon Robinson, and Ken and Barb Ehle; 15 aunts and uncles, 10 great-aunts and great-uncles, and 50 cousins; and extended family members, friends, and comrades-in-arms too numerous to list. Services with full military honors for CPL Jeremiah Robinson will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, October 17, at Word of Grace Church, 655 East University Drive in Mesa. Interment will be at Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park, 6747 E. Broadway Road in Mesa. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that contributions be given to the Jeremiah Wayne Robinson Children's Education Fund at any Wells Fargo Branch.

Mariposa Gardens Memorial Park
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

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