SFC Elliott Robbins – 10th SFGA – RIP

SFC Elliott Robbins, 10th Special Forces Group, Afghanistan

Sergeant First Class Elliott Robbins, age 31, died on Sunday, June 30, 2019 from non-combat related injuries in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was from Ogden, Utah and was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group based at Fort Carson, Colorado.

Robbins was born on August 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 (SF Medical Sergeant) and was assigned to 10th group in 2016. Robbins deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division in 2007, and twice to Afghanistan in support of Special Operations in 2017 and 2019 with 10th Special Forces Group.

“A skilled Soldier with three combat deployments, Robbins will always be remembered. 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.”

Colonel Lawrence G. Ferguson, 10th SFG(A) Commander.

The governor of Utah, Governor Gary Herbert, issued a statement on the death of Elliott Robbins.

“I was deeply saddened to hear of the death of Sergeant First Class Elliott J. Robbins this morning. I am grateful to him for the service he gave his country. Jeanette and I extend our sincere condolences to his parents, his wife and son at this difficult time.”

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, NCO 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.

His deployment to Afghanistan was scheduled to end within a month. He was buried with full military honors on July 19, 2019. Elliott Robbins is survived by his wife and a son.

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References:

July 19, 2019. “Elliott Robbins, Army sergeant killed in Afghanistan, buried in Utah”, The Salt Lake Tribune.
July 6, 2019. “Town honors Special Forces medical sergeant who died in Afghanistan, rallies around widow”, Army Times.
July 5, 2019. “Hundreds of flags decorate coffee shop belonging to fallen soldier and wife”, The Denver Channel.
July 2, 2019. “Remains of Green Beret who died in Afghanistan returned to US”, Stars and Stripes.
July 1, 2019. “Utah soldier who cared for the wounded dies in Afghanistan”, The Salt Lake Tribune.
July 1, 2019. “Ogden soldier dies overseas”, ABC4.com.
July 1, 2019. “DOD Identifies Army Casualty”, DOD.
July 1, 2019. “Utah soldier who cared for the wounded dies in Afghanistan”, The Salt Lake Tribune.
July 1, 2019. “Ogden soldier dies overseas”, ABC4.com.
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