Reported by: WPTV Staff
A 101st Airborne Division Soldier of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday.
Staff Sgt. Robert J. Wilson, 28, of Boynton Beach, Fla., was an infantryman assigned to A Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team.
He entered the Army in January 2002 and arrived at Fort Campbell in September 2006.
Wilson is survived by his father, Willie Wilson, of Taylorville, Ill.; and mother and step-father, Peggy and Kevin Habian, of Boynton Beach, Fla.
Wilson’s awards and decorations include: Army Commendation Medal with V device; Army Commendation Medal; Army Achievement Medal; Joint Meritorious Unit Award; Army Valorous Unit Award; Army Good Conduct Medal; National Defense Service Medal; Iraq Campaign Medal; Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal; Non-commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon; Army Service Ribbon; Overseas Service Ribbon; Air Assault Badge; Driver and Mechanic Badge; and Weapons Qualification, M4, expert.
A memorial service for the fallen Soldier will be held in Iraq.
Fort Campbell holds a monthly Eagle Remembrance Ceremony the second Wednesday of each month.
The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Staff Sgt. Robert J. Wilson, 28, of Boynton Beach, Fla., died Jan. 26 of wounds suffered when an improvised explosive device detonated while he was conducting a dismounted patrol in Baghdad, Iraq.
He was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
For more information media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at (270) 798-9966.
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