U.S. Army Special Operations Soldier dies in Afghanistan

By U.S. ArmyJuly 1, 2019

U.S. Army Special Operations Soldier dies in Afghanistan
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins, 31, a Special Forces medical sergeant from Ogden, Utah, assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), died Sunday, June 30, 2019, from non-combat related injuries in Helmand Province, Afghanistan.

"A skilled Soldier with three combat deployments, Robbins will always be remembered," said Col. Lawrence G. Ferguson, 10th SFG (A) commander.

"We mourn the tragic passing of Sgt. 1st Class Elliott Robbins. The 10th Special Forces Group has paid a heavy toll in recent days. While we mourn, we will support Sgt. 1st Class Robbins' Family and honor his service," said Ferguson.

Robbins was born on Aug. 18, 1987, in San Diego. He joined the Army in June 2006 and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division as an infantryman. He completed the Special Forces Qualification Course and was assigned to 10th SFG (A) in 2016.

Robbins deployed to Iraq with the 101st Abn. Div. in 2007, and twice to Afghanistan in support of Special Operations in 2017 and 2019 with 10th SFG (A).

Robbins' awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with Combat Device and one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with one Silver and two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Four Knot Device, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2, NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, and Parachutist Badge.

For questions please contact the USASOC Public Affairs Director, Lt. Col. Loren Bymer at loren.bymer@socom.mil or 910.432.3383.

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