Tributes

This Memorial Page Established by-Beverly Light
In Honor Of  CPL Robbie G. Light
Corporal Robbie Glen Light was born on Sept. 24, 1984 in Kingsport,TN. He is the son of
Robert(Bobby)and Beverly Light.  CPL Light entered the military on May 15, 2003. He received
Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky.  CPL Light also completed Advanced
Individual Training at Fort Knox and became a tank crewman. After the completion of his
training, he was assigned to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd
Brigade, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood,Texas.  CPL Light deployed in support
of Operation Iraqi Freedom I in 2003 with C/l-10 CAV.  In October 2004, CPL Light was
assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat
Team, 4th Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Hood, Texas.  He was then called to duty for a
second time and deployed in support of operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07, where he served as an
M1A2 Abrams tank driver.  CPL Light was killed in action on May 1, 2006, just south of Ba!
ghdad,Iraq, after driving over an improvised explosive device (IED).

CPL Light's award include the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, the
National Defense service Medal, the Iraqi Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism
Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service medal, the Army Service Ribbon,
and the Combat Action Badge.

CPL Light is survived by his wife Elizabeth and his daughter Ashlyn of Gray,TN. His parents,
Robert and Beverly, and his sister Jochelle, all of Afton,TN.  Also, his half sisters, Deana Light
of Kingsport,TN and Bobbie Jo Chambers of Church Hill,TN. He also leaves behind a very
loving family (too many to list) and a host of loyal and dedicated friends.

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It has been three years now since my son has passed and where the time has gone I have no
idea. Sometimes it seems like it was just yesterday and then again it seems like an eternity
since I have seen his smiling face. I think of him every day and miss him every second of
every hour. Time has eased the pain somewhat but there is still a hole in my heart as though I
lost a part of myself with his passing. It has hardened me as a person, that, I will admit. But I
see his legacy in his daughter's face and eyes, Ashlyn's. When she smiles she just sparkles,
like her father. So a part of him is still alive in this world and I know he is so very proud
looking down at her. To all the families who have lost loved ones, I grieve with you and you
are not alone. THEY WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN! Our memories will endure all else and
keep our loved ones in our hearts forever until we may see them again one day. To all the
ones who are still fighting the fight, my respect, admiration, and gra!
titude for all you continue to do and sacrifice so that we here at home may enjoy our way of
daily life. I support you to the fullest and beyond. May the lord bless you and hold you in his
hands til you are all safely home. We have lost many warriors and many more lives are at
stake but until the love of peace is greater than the love of power, the world will not be safe
from harm.        For Robbie...one word...ALWAYS! Love ya boy, Mom

(Proud Gold*Star Mother of CPL Robbie Light) ~God bless and Hoooah!~ Beverly Light










































































March 14, 2010
Travis Light
To add to all these great comments; Robbie Light was a very close friend of mine, the times
we had and all the memories we made, he was awesome...A good way to describe Robbie in
one word, Loyal...Before Robbie enlisted I dragged him down to the recruiter and he listened
to what he said...Man, he was pumped when we left, we went and took the ASVAB that next
Sat. at the 278th in Alandale, (Kingsport, TN)..He see's a poster with a tank on it, and says,
"Yep, that's me, that's what I want to do"..That he did too..Robbie was always a very big part
of my life, he was a link that held a group of guys together no matter what and when he called
me and said, "Trav, I just got married, and I'm gonna be a daddy, but I'll hollar at ya
later!!"..That was the last time I was able to talk to a True American Hero..He was so excited..I
just wish I never would have received that phone call at 0723..There is not one day that goes
by to which I don't think about him, I wish I could
go back to the last time we spoke..I would have never hung up the phone..Love ya buddy..

Trav...

Memorial Day 2009
Linda
To the family of Robbie G. Light,
I don't know you and you don't know me. I found the fallen soldier website listening to my
favorite radio station "Smile.fm". The D.J. was talking about Memorial day and some of the
things that people are doing to pay tribute to our soldiers who have died to do what is right in
this world.

I went to the web site and scrolled thru faces of men and women and I wanted you to know
that your boys face captured my attention and my heart. I read about him and noticed that he
was 2 years younger than my oldest son. Words could not express my sorrow for you and
your family. I am actually writing this to Mom but for the rest of the family as well. God bless
his beautiful little girl. I pray that she always feels her daddy with her.

I am not going to write to any one else on that page as my eyes are filled with tears and my
heart is heavy. Please know that there are people all over this country that are very proud of
your boy and are honored that he gave his life to protect us.

As I write this I am still listening to the radio and my favorite song is playing...

"Savior please" by Josh Wilson. If you have never listened to it, please do. I think it will give
you a little comfort. I lost a brother in 2007 although the reason for our loss is very different
than yours, it still leaves a big hole. I found comfort in the book "The Shack".

Please accept my sincere sympathy for your loss and know that I am praying for you and
your family.
Love and Prayers from Michigan,
Linda Szymanski

May 14, 2009
Randy,Robin & Noah Baines
Robbie you will always be our hero,you gave it all but that was the kind of person you
were,you were all or nothing.I know you are looking down watching that beautiful little girl
growing up,she is like your twin. She is a very lucky little girl to have such a hero and a great
person for her father. We all miss you.I remember when you were just a little boy,you were
always a very sweet and kind boy,just like your mommy. I seen a lot of your mom in you and
that is something to be proud of. You just keep looking down and watching over Mom Dad
and Jochell and of course that beautiful little Ashlyn. LOVE YA.

MAY 12, 2009
Michael & Scottie Kaye Light
In Honor Of CLP Robbie G light
Robbie gave the ultimate price for our freedom..He's always in our thoughts and we thank
you Robbie for all you did..YOU ARE OUR AMERICAN HERO!!! We Love You!!!

May 12, 2009
Raven Munz
I met Robbie when I first moved here, being from up north, he told me I "talked funny". That's
the first time we spoke. We went through school and had many classes together, after we all
graduated, he went on to the military and when he came home, he was "upstairs" all the
time....(we all remember carter's apt!!)We all became closer than we probably all thought we
would. For his birthday one year Pete grabbed him and Paul busted him with a belt, for
"birthday wishes" and I probably laughed harder than I ever had! It was always like that with
Robbie... a constant smile on our faces! Now he's in heaven and he's lookin' out for the rest
of us that are still hangin' out down here. I hope you've met my little one Robbie, hold him
tight till I get there bub....         Love you always, miss you like crazy...... Rave
Cpl. Robbie G. Light
United States Army
KIA 01 May 2006, Iraq
Sign Guestbook
21, of Kingsport, Tenn.; assigned to the 1st Battalion, 67th Armored Regiment, 2nd Brigade
Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Hood, Texas; died of injuries sustained May 1 when
an improvised explosive device detonated near his M1A2 Abrams tank during combat
operations in Baghdad.
Robbie with wife, Elizabeth
An American Hero
An American Hero
A Sisters tribute to her brother
Ashlyn with Daddy
Flexing muscles with Dad
With Proud Mother
Ashlyn 2009
Fallen NEVER Forgotten
With sister Jochelle