SSG Joseph E. Robsky, Jr. was killed on 10 September 2003. SSG Robsky was assigned to the 759th Ordnance Company (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 3rd Ordnance Battalion (Explosive Ordnance Disposal), 52ndOrdnance Group (Explosive Ordnance Disposal). SSG Robsky was called to neutralize an improvised explosive device that consisted of a mortar round in Bagdad, Iraq. His first attempt failed and when SSG Robsky returned to the site to render it safe the device detonated. SSG Robsky was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal.
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I served in the 2-5 Cav with Robsky. We went to Bosnia together. He was on his second career after the Marine Corps. He was a rock. Always walking around in those silly wrestling shoes. A total badass who always put us young bucks in our place and did right by steering us in the right direction. He was a good man. I believe Carmen was his love and I think (20yrs past our last engagement) I think there was a “little Joe”. I hope they see this post and know Robsky made a difference in my life
Thank you for your kind words about Joey. He truly knew how to live life to the fullest and had an impact on those he met. He was very excited to be an uncle and could not wait to meet his twin nephew and niece when he returned from Iraq. I do wish I had a nephew but that was not Gods plan. Your mention of his wrestling shoes made us laugh, thank you. Interestingly enough those wrestling shoes live on as his nephew is now a college wrestler.