Unconfirmed reports suggest this was an “ambush style attack using RPG (Rocket Propelled Grenades) and small arms fire by Taliban insurgents bent on revenge for the killing of Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud in Pakistan 3 days earlier by U.S. drone attack. His family resides in Hinesville, Ga, and his mother resides in Westmoreland, Kansas, according to the office of Senator Moran. Sgt. Robertson is listed as a former Military Science Instructor with the Department of Military Science at Pittsburg State University. For more information the media may contact the Fort Stewart public affairs office at 912-210-9375. The following is a statement by Senator Moran: “America is forever indebted to Sergeant First Class Forrest Robertson, whose service and sacrifice in defense of his country is immeasurable,” Sen. Moran said. “My deepest sympathies go out to his wife, children and family, and I ask all Kansans to join me in remembering his family and friends in their thoughts and prayers during this difficult time”
Marine From Ouachita Parish Has Been Killed In Combat In Afghanistan
Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant October 21, 2013 By Paul Purpura, NOLA.com A Marine from Ouachita Parish has been killed in combat in Afghanistan, the Defense Department announced Monday. Lance Cpl. Christopher O. Grant, 20, an infantryman, was from Richwood, a north Louisiana town of less than 3,000 residents near Monroe. Grant was killed Sunday, during what was his first combat deployment since he enlisted 15 months ago, according to the Marine Corps.