Fallen Heroes of Operation Iraqi Freedom

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

Army Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins

27, of Delmar, New York.
Robbins died in Sinjar, Iraq, when a collection of unexploded ordnance, rocket-propelled grenades and mortar rounds detonated while being moved to a demolition point. He was assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment (Stryker), Fort Lewis, Washington. Died on February 9, 2004.

Sgt. Robbins was awarded the purple heart and the bronze medal for his heroic actions.

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"Been almost eight years since I last saw you Rob. Missing my favorite Team Leader right about now. Missed you last tour in Iraq and could sure use your help over here now. My thoughts and prayers go out to your wife and daughter. I look forward to the next time we get assigned on another mission together. Next time you choose the spot for the OP!"
SFC Hansen of Zabul Province, Afghanistan

"Thank you. You wrote me back in sixth grade and I thank you for all you have done for this country. I still have those letters. I will never forget
when I got those. I will never forget my soldier pen pal."
Freddie Ringrose of South Lyon, MI

"February 5, 2009
To the family of Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins:
Thomas 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"
Peggy Childers of Carson City, NV

"To a member of the family, we are brothers in Christ, and I thank you and your family for your willingness to serve our country. I believe your sacrifice matters and it will make a difference. Thank you."
Thomas S. Robbins of Newtown Square PA

"To the family of:Thomas D. Robbins 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"

"Thank you SSG Robbins for being a great freind, mentor, and brother in arms. I will never forget you. Go with God and rest in peace my freind."
SGT Douglas Balian of Fort Carson, CO

"Thank you SSG Robbins for not only being an excellent mentor and leader but a good friend. We all miss you!"
Stephen Arling of Epsom, NH

"Thank you Sgt. Robbins for being a Good soldier and making the Robbins name proud. God Bless You"
Sgt. Richard R. Robbins Jr. USA Ret of Brooksville, Fl, USA

"SSG Robbins actions that day saved my life and the lives of six others he will always be a hero to me and my family."
SPC William Komora of Pittsburgh Pa

"SGT Robbins, I was there, and I will NEVER forget that day. Thank you for doing what you were doing so that others may live.
RIP brother.
God Bless you and your family.

SGT Paul Dayes
United States Army
Operation Iraqi Freedom 1 & 2"

"To the Robbins Family,I am deeply saddened by your loss.Thomas Is In Gods Army now with My Nathan and Issac they are both at rest at the Saratoga National.Not far from Thomas. I would love to place flowers on Thomases grave If you wouldnt mind ? Please know you and Thomas are In my prayers now daily! God Bless You Kathy ( PFC Nathan P.Brown Mother )"
Kathy Brown of Glens Falls,New York

"Sergeant Robbins, goodbye soldier and thank you. You are my hero."
Bill of Houston, Texas

"To the family of Sgt. Thomas D. Robbins,
I was very saddened to hear of the loss of your son. I knew Tom in college and was informed this weekend of what happenned. I offer my deepest condolences. I have many a found memory of talking with Tom about wildlife in school. Thanks Tom for your service."
Thomas Wenzel of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

"Please excuse our typo, we meant no disrespect to Thomas."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"My name is Cathie Longstreth and I was the grandmother to Duane E. Longstreth, killed in Baghdad on August 7, 2003. I am also a member of the "Bridge People" of Outpost 122. The members of the Bridge Team rally at Outpost 122 (the exit 122 off I 5) every Saturday in an effort to support the troops of Ft. Lewis, McCord AFB and Camp Murray (Washington State National Guard). We have the honor of greeting hundreds of military members and their families every week. The response from the troops is heart warming and welcomed .

I am writing this message to the other families in Washington State that have also lost a family member while serving our country, since September 11, 2001. My family would like to display a picture of the fallen hero, with the name and possibly the date of death, on the bridge while we are rallying. It is intended to honor them for the sacrifice they made but will not be used by us as a personal political statement. We hesitated to replicate the pictures we find on the many web sites without the express permission of the surviving family, as we have had our own experience with the media attempting to use our loss to support their political position.

If you do not object to us using your loved ones picture, please email me with your permission at one of the email addresses below. If you have a special picture that you like us to use please email that as well, otherwise we will be using one of the pictures already posted on the web.

Cathie Longstreth of Tacoma, Wa.

Please KNOW so many people share your sadness, and we are remembering your family in your loss and your deep grief. Your HERO, will be remembered by name. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless you. Pat & Sandi B from Montana "

"RIP Brave Solider. You are now the beautiful star we see shining bright at night in the sky."
The Taylors USMC of NC

"To the family of Sgt.Robbins: My husband is with 1-14 cav 3rd platoon my heart goes out to you in your time of need. Your family will always be in our prayers."
michelle and brent rhoades of ft lewis , wa

"To Thomas' Family:
There are no words that can express our deep sorrow for your loss. May God bless you and your family as Joshua watches over you all."
Dan and Meg Manninen of San Antonio, Texas

"Thank you Thomas Robbins, 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 Sgt. Thomas Robbins:
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 Thomas 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 Sgt. Thomas Robbins:
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 Thomas, 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