By Mr. Robert Timmons (IMCOM)January 23, 2018
Staff Sgt. Jereld C. Robinson's smile and charisma were some things friends, Soldiers and leaders of 2nd Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment said they would remember most about him.
The battalion held a memorial service to honor the human resources sergeant Jan. 10 at the Magruder Chapel on post.
"He was one of the most outgoing individuals I've ever met," said Sgt. 1st Class Kimberly McKenzie, a longtime friend who works in the personnel office for the 902nd Military Intelligence Brigade at Fort Meade, Maryland.
His smile was the "first and foremost" thought to enter her mind when thinking of Robinson. "In his words, showing all 32 teeth."
One of Robinson's coworkers agreed.
Sgt. Marjorie Ashley, a human resources specialist in the 2nd Bn., 13th Inf. Reg. personnel shop said, "I appreciate his charisma, his leadership style" and mentorship.
Battalion leadership also praised Robinson's strong work ethic.
"We remember a loving father," said Lt. Col. Jason Pieri, 2nd Bn., 13th Inf. Reg. commander, during the service. "We remember a man who volunteered to serve his country in a time of war. And we remember a Soldier and leader who strived for excellence in everything he did."
Robinson enlisted in the Army on Jan. 3, 2007 as a culinary specialist and attended Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson. His assignments included tours with 14th Engineer Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington; 19th Adjutant General Battalion in Seoul, Korea; 369th AG Battalion on Fort Jackson; 2nd Infantry Division at Camp Red Cloud, Korea; 308th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Meade, Maryland; and with the 193rd Infantry Brigade. He also deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Robinson is survived by his wife, Pepcie and children: Jereld Robinson Jr., Cayden Smalls, Jiyah Robinson, and Jeremiah Robinson.
Robinson's company commander also lauded him saying he will remember him as a "hard working individual and solid leader. It was an honor to know him. He was a great teammate and Soldier."