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With longtime aspirations to join the military, U.S. Army Sgt. Randy K. Robinson spent much of his high school years preparing for his enlistment. Prior to joining the Army, Robinson ran varsity track in high school and was involved in armed drill teams, rifle teams and the color guard.
Robinson joined the U.S. Army in May 2004 as a fire support specialist. From February 2006 to June 2007, he and his unit deployed to Kunar Province, Afghanistan, fighting in the region’s cruel terrain. During his deployment, Robinson suffered injuries as a result of multiple incidents, including a vehicle crash. The military vehicle Robinson was in rolled three times down the side of a mountain, landing in a dry riverbed. Robinson has also been hit by an improvised explosive device (IED) as well as narrowly missed a 107mm rocket that exploded nearby. Consequently, he suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and multiple neck and back injuries. Robinson medically retired from the military in October 2008.
For his bravery and service, Robinson has been honored with 10 military awards, including an Army Good Conduct Medal and a NATO Medal. He lived in Frankston, Texas, with his wife, Krystal, and their four children. Robinson plans to start a nonprofit organization to help other struggling veterans by providing semi-annual retreats that will help in their healing process.
Thanks to the PulteGroup Built to Honor™ program, H-E-B Tournament of Champions and Operation FINALLY HOME, the Robinson family has a home to call their own!