Fallen Heroes of Operation Enduring Freedom

Remembering the servicemembers who died in the service of their country.

Army Capt. Charles D. Robinson

29, of Haddon Heights, New Jersey.
Robinson was killed at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E in Afghanistan when his convoy vehicle was struck by an improvised expolsive device. He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Died on June 3, 2005.

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"It's been over 10 years, Charlie. Thank you for your service and sacrifice for this country. You are still missed!"
Mark VanderLinden of Jefferson, IA

"Charlie, you will never be forgotten. I still remember that day in IOBC in 1998 when all of the sudden you spoke Spanish to Rosario, Rodriguez and myself. It was so funny because all alone we never knew that your Spanish was actually better than ours. God bless you!!!"
Guillermo Santiago of Cocoa, FL, United States

"06/03/2015 - Remembering you today, buddy. Thank you for your service."
Mark VanderLinden of Jefferson, IA

"06/03/2014 - Charlie, I'm still so proud of your service and sacrifice. I miss you, buddy. Still thinking about you, especially this time of year."
Mark VanderLinden of Jefferson, IA

"Charlie, I still think about you so often. I really can't understand how a guy like me gets to be so lucky and how someone so pure and good could be taken. I'll never know, but I do recognize I have to do my best in your honor of your sacrifice."
Carl Legge of Massachusetts

"Years later I cannot forget the impact you made on everyone around you. We are better for having known you brother and miss you dearly. You taught us all what it means to be an officer."
1/7 of Army

"On this 2012 Memorial Day, know that Captain Charles Robinson is not forgotten."

"Charlie,

Years later, still challenged by the path you tread. Another Memorial Day grateful for your service and sacrifice, and no words to communicate the debt and responsibility I own to be worthy.

Till the oppressed are free."

"I will never forget your silent professionalism, your love of god, and your way to make everyone laugh. Thank you for being a role model. Miss you deeply."
-- of Fort Bragg, NC

"12/18/2009

Still remembering you, my friend."
Mark VanderLinden of Pekin, IL

"To the family of Charles Robinson,

December 14, 2008
I did not know your son/loved one. I am a military mom who was very lucky to attend the Wreaths Across American at Arlington Cemetery yesterday. I was with a Gold Star mom as she put a wreath on her son's grave.

I chose your loved one to put a wreath on his grave. I hope I didn't overstep my bounds but for some reason it just felt right. I feel very honored to have been there to be among all of our American Heroes.

There are so many American who are very humbled by the job your son did and his service to our wonderful country. We honor his service and his sacrifice he has made. He will always be remembered."
Julie Self-Allen of Greenwood, IN

"Charlie, you are still in my thoughts. Three years ago today you were called home to be with the Lord. What times you must be having!

We still miss you here. Wendy and I pray for Laura even now. I am so proud of the man you were on this earth. Thank you, my friend, for the sacrifice you made for our country."
Mark VanderLinden of Pella, IA

"May 25th,2008 To the family of:Charles D. Robinson I am so sorry for the loss of your love one. My heart cries out for you in your grief and you have my thoughts and prayers. He died a hero defending freedom. May you have the peace and understanding that only comes from God. Prayerfully we will all meet in Heaven one day where we will rest in the arms of Jesus. If you need prayer or need someone to talk to, please call or write my pastor: Rev. John Pearrell 11677 Brown Bridge Rd., Covington, GA 30016. (770)787-1015. Your friend in Jesus Christ, Polly Ballew Covington,Ga"

"As a friend and college school mate of Charlie's. I can say he was truly a man of character and honor."
David Southwell of York, PA

"October 14, 2007
To the family of Capt. Charles D. Robinson:
Charles gave the ultimate sacrifice and will be held in the hearts of Americans forever. I cannot and will not let our fallen heroes be forgotten. My deepest sympathy to you. "Some gave all."
Peggy Childers
"Don't Let The Memory Of Them Drift Away"
www.IraqWarHeroes.org"
Peggy Childers of Nevada

"Capt. Robinson,
Sir, I would like to say thank you to you and the other Green Beret from your unit(1/7th SFG) who was killed in that attack for your service and sacrifice for our Country. And to your family, I wish to extend my deepest sympathy.

Green Berets All The Way!""

"To The Family of Charles Robinson,
My payers will be with you. Charley was hero. We as a country are very luck to have such prave man, willing to give the ultimate sacrifice for are freedom."
Gordy of Orlando, Florida. USA

"Charlie was born one day before me in 1975. I went to College with him in the Fall of 1994 and lived next to him in Brock Hall. In light of this tragic event, I am glad he left this place serving Christ and his country. Thank you Charlie."
Luke Chidester of Fort Wayne, IN

"Thank you Captain Robinson, for the freedom your sacrifice allows my family and me. I live in awe of you and your contemporaries."
Dr. Arnold L. Goldman of Canton, CT

"As a mom of five young children, I am so grateful for the sacrifice of this brave solder Charles D. Robinson. You are loved by many. Words can not express the emotion. He payed the ultimate price for our freedom. May God be with his family in this time of sorrow and may you find comfort in the fact that we think about Charles's sacrifice for the love of his country. May we NEVER forget! Thank you!"
Jill Hughes of Houston TX"

"Dear Mrs. Robinson and Charles Family, I wish to extend my most sincere condolences on your loss and our country's loss of Charles. He is a true American Hero who will always be remembered and honored. May God Bless you all."
Mary Ghaney of Brooklyn, New York

"Charlie was Army ROTC, I was Air Force ROTC. We trained hard, the Army trained harder. Or at least that is what I always thought when I saw Charlie on campus, looking so proud in his crisp uniform. That was a memory that had been tucked away until I learned of his death. Now that memory is a solemn yet sweet reminder that even then, when we were just young cadets, the Lord knew us and directed our paths and that He has and will be there every step of the way. You are not forgotten..."
Capt Pamela Claus, USAF (Cedarville '99) of Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

"Your messages are sweet reminders of the life my husband lived. Charlie has always been my hero...in his life and at his death. Thank you for your love and support in remembering the man I was honored to call my husband. Never forget the precious price of freedom..."
Laura Robinson of Fayetteville, NC

"Ms. Laura and family-I am so sorry in the loss of your Charlie. Thank you for your sacrifice and the sacrifice that Charlie made for our country and my family. I will remember him for his love of children. Always ready to volunteer for nursery at church and volunteering to teach my son a few chords on the guitar. You are in our prayers. May God wrap his arms around you as you greive the loss of your Charlie."
Kim Hunter & Family of Fort Bragg

"To all of Charlie's family,
We were deeply saddened to learn of Charlie's death. Having known him has been a true privilege. Our sympathy and condolensces go out to you all. God Bless each of you during this difficult time."
Isaac and Phylisha South of Ft Campbell, KY

"6/8/05 Our deepest and heartfelt sympathy to Capt. Robinson's family and friends. We understand your tremendous sadness, yet a great sense of pride. Charles is a true hero and will go down in history as a great man who made the ultimate sacrifice for this great nation. May God give you strength to endure this most horrific painful loss.
John 15:13 Greater love than this no one has, that one lay down his life for his friends."
Webster and Ruth Reed (father and stepmom of Jonathan Ray Reed who died in Operation Iraqi Freedom in Baghdad on 1/28/05) of Krotz Springs, Louisiana

"To the family and friends,

Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your loved ones bravery and sacrifice. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. Your loved one is a hero. Greater love have no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13.

God bless you.

Home Front Ministries
Shepherd of the Hills Church
Porter Ranch, CA""

"To all of Charlie's family,

We want to tell all of you how much we hurt for the loss of Charlie. We will always remember that he gave the ultimate sacrifice for what he so proudly believed in. He was a true man of God. We know that he felt this cause was a just one and that moral men were needed to carry it forward. My family and I will never forget that Charlie and men like him gave their lives for honor and country so that we could live in the greatest nation on earth and so that our children could grow up in a safer world. We will continue to honor his memory.

He now knows the secrets to the universe as he is with his Lord. He surely can only look at us in compassion as he is dancing at Christ's feet...feeling pity that we cannot comprehend what awaits us. God bless all of you."
Russell and Leigh Edwards of Hope Mills, North Carolina

"CHARLES YOU ARE REALLY AN AMAZING SOLDIER. YOU HAVE NOT GIVEN YOUR LIFE IN VAIN. YOU WILL BE REMEMBERED ALWAYS AND NEVER EVER FORGOTTEN. THANK YOU FOR FYOUR SERVICE TOP OUR GREAT COUNTRY. FOR PROTECTING US AGAINST TERRORISM AND TO GIVE THOSE IN AFGHANISTN A CHANCE OF FREEDOM. SO THANKFUL AND GRATEFUL YOU SERVED ALONG SIDE OUR SON. i REALIZE YOU MAY NOT HAVE KNOWN ONE ANOTHER. STILL YOU ARE MILITARY BROTHERS WATCHING OVER ONE ANOTHER AND EACH OTHER UNIT. GOD BLESS!"
LEONARD WAHL of VALLEY STREAM NY

"To Charles' Family and Friends:

On behalf of the Blanco-Caldas family, we send our sincerest condolences. We share the same loss ... the same pain. Our son returned safely from Afghanistan, only to lose his life in Iraq. Our prayers are with you in this most difficult time and we thank you for your soldier's bravery and sacrifice.

By His Grace,

Gloria Caldas
Proud Mother of Fallen Hero
Capt. Ernesto "The Big Ern" Blanco-Caldas
82nd Airborne, KIA Iraq 12/28/2003
San Antonio, Texas
gcaldas48@aol.com"

"To the Family and Friends of Charles D. Robinson,
No words can adequately convey our immense gratitude and profound appreciation for Charles and his fellow service members.
Charles's service and extraordinary sacrifice will never be forgotten.
Freedom loving patriots across America join you in celebrating Charles's life and mourning his passing.
The memory of Charles will forever inspire the highest ideals of this republic.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God bless and keep watch over your homes and hearts. Thank you"
The Brown Family of Fairfax, VA

"We Will NEVER FORGET !"
Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, Charles will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you ALWAYS. Pat & Sandi Breckenridge from Montana "

"Thank you Charles Robinson, you will not be forgotten. Your bravery goes beyond words. I want to express my deepest gratitude for your sacrifice. To the family and friends, my prayers and deep condolences in your loss. May God strengthen you from knowing that fellow Americans and people around the world care about you and grieve with you in your loss. God bless you all. A very appreciative fellow American,"
Leo Titus of Grayslake, Illinios

"To the family and friends of Cpt. Charles Robinson:
May God's grace be with you during your time of grief. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and we feel your loss and share in your sorrow. Bless Charles for the sacrifice he has made to make a better life for the rest of us."
The Ford Family of Wells, Nevada

"To the family and friends of Cpt. Charles Robinson:
I am saddened by the loss of your loved one. He will always be remembered as a hero for fighting for freedom. I hope that this website will be a source of comfort and encouragement for you during this difficult time, and in the future as you recall the memories of Charles, who continues to live on in your heart."
Tim Rivera of Powder Springs, Georgia

Honor them by remembering... Freedom - is their gift to us But his soul goes marching on