James C Robinson

LEBANON, OH, US

U.S. Army

SGT, CO A, 1ST BN, 187TH INF REG, 3RD BRIGADE CT, FORT CAMPBELL, KY

08/28/2010, FOB BORIS, AFGHANISTAN


Jimmy was born on May 24th, 1983. He has served in the Army since February 2005, enlisting just a few days after marrying his wife, Kate. He fell to indirect fire on August 28th,2010 in Patika Province, Afghanistan. Although his official title is Sergeant James C. Robinson, he was known to us as Jimmy.

Jimmy was a fun loving, always active, says what he means kind of guy. He was very close with his family members. Jimmy had the most stunningly beautiful blue eyes and a wonderful smile that he wouldn’t let you see enough. Such a strong man with such a playful attitude towards those he loved. His favorite thing was his Mamaw Dot’s dumplings. If you were eating them he would literally take them off your plate because “food tastes better stolen”.

Jimmy was serving his third deployment two in Iraq and his first in Afghanistan. He was part of A Company, 1st Battalion, 187 Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Air Assault. He hated being called a hero but that’s exactly what he is. He lived, fought and died for our country. However to Jimmy it was his job. A job-nothing more, nothing less. He loved his job so much that he brought himself to deploy to Iraq just 8 days after his youngest daughter was born.

There are no words to describe the pain of losing Jimmy. He was one of a kind and no one or nothing can fill the void that is left in his family and those who knew him. But we will continue to live on for him. We hope and pray no other family will feel this pain. Everyone always says freedom isn’t free but we never imagined it would cost this much.

Jimmy leaves behind a wife, two young daughters, his parents, one sister and one brother, grandparents, his aunts and uncles and countless cousins and friends.

Welcome Home Jimmy! We love you so incredibly much.

James’ portrait is also on Poster 10