..... we thank all who played a part in keeping Robert with us a while longer ... for helping us honor both his memory and the work he and his fellow military members do every day for us .... for you .... as they do their best to keep peace at home, and war in the distance. We have found that most people, whether or not they support the war in Iraq, do support our soldiers and respect their courage in doing what their Country has asked them to do. For respecting our son and the other fallen warriors, we thank you.
..... we thank the media who treated us with kindness and respect, and did such a marvelous job of honoring Robert and his fellow National Guardsmen. The WNCT-TV Eyewitness 9 News video at the bottom of this page was taken the day of Robert’s funeral. We have posted it on this web site to preserve it as a part of our family’s history.
..... we thank the organizations who provide support to families of fallen service members. I do this not only to thank them again for what they did for us, but also as a resource for others who have suffered a loss. For the most part, these are organizations that are unheard of unless you become a gold-star family, but they provide wonderful services to those who need it. You may want to support one or more of these organizations, either with time or money. I particularly draw your attention to Soldiers Angels. They are truly angels. Through this organization, you can even “adopt” a serviceman/woman who is stationed in Iraq/Afghanistan who gets little or no mail from home. Check out their web site to see what they do for those in the U. S. armed forces.