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Robinson, Jeremiah Wayne

CPL JEREMIAH WAYNE ROBINSON October 22, 1984 – October 6, 2005 Operation Iraqi Freedom Jeremiah Wayne Robinson was born on October 22, 1984 in Mesa, AZ, the son of Burt and Amy Robinson. A 2003 graduate of Skyline High School, he enlisted in the Arizona Army National Guard on 24 October 2003, just 2 days after his 19th birthday. He attended Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training from February-June 2004, becoming qualified as a 31B, Military Police Specialist. He was a member of the 860th Military Police Company in Phoenix, Arizona and was mobilized in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom on 21 November 2004. The unit completed pre-mobilization training at Fort Polk, LA and deployed to Iraq in March 2005. He was the type of Soldier who willingly served in any position needed; he received training on the SINCGARS radio system and served as a Combat Lifesaver. He was an outstanding marksman, qualifying expert on every weapons system he fired. CPL Jeremiah W. Robinson made the ultimate sacrifice when he was killed in action on 6 October 2005, after his up-armored HMMWV was hit by an explosively formed projectile (EFP) IED while on a routine convoy in the vicinity of Baghdad, Iraq. CPL Robinson was appointed to the rank of Corporal effective 5 October 2005. His awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with “M” Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge, and Rifle M16 Expert Qualification Badge.