Robert Wi. Briggs

Robert Wi. Briggs

Robert W. Briggs Iowa National Guard 224th Combat Engineers Co. C. Mt. Pleasant IA.  He enlisted September 1991 and was medically retired December 2008. Bobby was a 21 Echo and 12 Bravo. He was deployed to Iraq in 2011.  His unit was responsible for route clearing and security among many other missions. He was severely injured April 16, 2011 in Ramadi Iraq when a 110 mortor was fired into their FOB. 5 men lost their lives that moment.  Bobby and two other brothers were injured with Bobby being the most severely  injured.  Even thou he was not expected to survive the attack he did and fought hard to get back to close to normal as he could.  He inspired others not to give up and advocated for the injured National Guard and others.  He proved that that there was hope after injury thru speaking with others and learning how to do things he loved thru adaptive programs.  He left a mark in this world that will never be forgotten.  Love and miss ya Tatot Tot.

    By | 2015-11-10T19:28:11+00:00 November 10th, 2015|1990's, 2000-Present, Army|2 Comments

    About the Author:

    Gold star wife. I was a caregiver to my wounded warrior husband that was injured in Iraq in 2005. In 2011 He passed from those injuries. We had some pretty amazing opportunites to participate in some amazing wounded veteran programs. That led us to be part of English River Outfitters in Iowa.


    1. Bert Gillette November 10, 2015 at 8:16 pm

      Thanks for sharing this tribute Michelle. Bob was a great man and is missed by many. Thanks also for your continued support and dedication to serving other Veterans and their families.

    2. Brenda Best May 31, 2016 at 6:40 pm

      Thanks for sharing!

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