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Paratrooper Killed in Accident in Afghanistan

Posted March 24, 2008

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— An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died in Afghanistan of injuries suffered during a vehicle-maintenance accident, officials said Monday.

Pfc. Antione V. Robinson, 20, of Detroit, was a wheeled-vehicle mechanic with F Company, 782nd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team.

The incident is under investigation by disivion safety officers, officials said.

“(He was) a class act and a full source of energy for us. We celebrate Robinson’s life and know that he is with us the rest of the way,” Capt. Victor Diaz, company commander, said in a statement.

Robinson, who joined the Army in September 2005, is survived by his mother, Ginger L. Jhons; his father, Emror Robinson; and his grandmother, Mary L. Stevenson, all of Detroit.

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  • Adelinthe Mar 25, 2008

    Praying for the loved ones of this valiant warrior.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB