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Fort Bragg paratrooper, 20, dies in Afghanistan

Posted June 29, 2010

An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died in western Afghanistan on June 24, Fort Bragg officials announced Tuesday.

Pfc. Robert Repkie, 20, from Knoxville, Tenn., died of non-combat related injuries while serving as a cook in western Afghanistan.

He joined the Army on Aug. 19, 2008, and entered basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Upon completion of basic training, he attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Lee, Va.

He arrived at Fort Bragg on March 21, 2009, where he joined the 782nd Brigade Support Battalion and deployed to Afghanistan with the unit Aug. 22, 2009.

Repkie’s awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon and the NATO Medal.

He is survived by his father, Russell Repkie, and his mother, Linda Haney.


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  • Eduardo1 Jun 29, 2010

    ditto to faceman and soldiersmomsxs2!!!!

  • soldiersmomxs2 Jun 29, 2010

    RIP young man, thank-you for your service to our Country. Sending prayers up for you and your family and friends.

  • Faceman Jun 29, 2010

    RIP Robert..I proud of you and all the other Brave military personel fighting this war..may the rest of you fight bravely and hard and complete your mission..I stand with you guys!!

  • Eduardo1 Jun 29, 2010

    RB.......you have decided what my comment should be. How dare you.

    I respect the families & friends of all these brave young men who perish for a NUT!
    That is my free opinion, as you have expressed yours.
    I have written many times over the years agreeing with you, so please respect my right to give mine. If it offends you, go past my comments
    rhank you!

  • Adelinthe Jun 29, 2010

    Praying for this brave young warrior's loved ones and colleagues.

    God bless.


  • Adelinthe Jun 29, 2010

    Eduardo1 -

    This is not the place for political or private agendas.

    This is a place of grief which this brave warrior's loved ones might be reading.

    Therefore, PLEASE, I beg you, take your political comments elsewhere or keep them to yourself on this type of blog.

    God bless.


  • gep6438 Jun 29, 2010

    RIP Hero...

  • Eduardo1 Jun 29, 2010

    non-relate injuries. If this brave young man was not sent in to harms way by the Czar, he would be alive today!
    We send our brave young people over to protect, WHAT?
    A 13th century rock pile with poppy fields!
    I keep on asking, "where is the liberal media, Hollywood types, college students, outraged Congressman, etc protest this folly????

    RIP young (20 year old) Robert, and condolences to family & friends

  • garnertoy Jun 29, 2010

    Peace to his family and friends Thanks for protecting our country.

  • sssh.. whisper Jun 29, 2010

    Another hero to lay to rest... Thank you for your services, your bravery, and your protection of not only our country but all of it's people. RIP young soldier. May you always be remembered and never forgotten.