FORT SMITH, AR, US
SGT, CO D, 2ND SQD, 2ND STRYKER CAVALRY RGT, VILSECK, GERMANY
11/20/2010, QALAT, AFGHANISTAN
Sergeant David S. Robinson died November 20, 2010 in Qalat, Afghanistan, of injuries suffered in a non-combat related Stryker rollover accident. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, Vilseck, Germany. His unit was participating in Operation Enduring Freedom.
David Scott Robinson was born April 28, 1985. Friends and family knew him as “Scotty”. He was from Fort Smith and attended Greenwood and Southside Schools, Arkansas. He enjoyed playing paintball, pool and playing GI Joe growing up. He was also baptized at Southside United Pentecostal Church in 2001. He was a very social young man who enjoyed running with his friends and being with those he cared about. He was also one to stand up and fight for you if needed. If someone was doing something wrong to you, David would be your defender until the end.
It was David Rivera’s life dream to serve in the Army and he joined the Army after earning his GED in 2004. He was assigned as a Gunner to A Troop & D Company, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment of Vilseck, Germany. He was on his third overseas tour. David was a gunner, a rifleman and an ammunition handler. Since his grandfather served as a sharpshooter in World War I, it was not surprising that David selected the artillery field.
He and his wife have three children, but he never got the chance to meet the youngest.