October 15, 2011

Robert B. Cowdrey

Staff Sgt. Robert B. Cowdrey, age 39, of Atwater, Ohio, died on October 13, 2011, in Kunar province, Afghanistan, from injuries suffered during combat operations.

He was a flight medic assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Robert was known as Brian to his family and friends. 

Father, place Robert Cowdrey
on the stairway to Heaven

Robert Cowdrey joined the U.S. Army in June 2003, served in Iraq from July 2004 to July 2005. He served in Afghanistan three times, from January 2007 to February 2008 and from April 2009 to March 2010. He returned there in August.

He was decorated multiple times. He was the recipient of the Bronze Star Medal, three Air Medals, two Army Commendation Medals for valor, three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, the National Defense Service medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Iraq Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon, the NATO Medal, the Combat Medic Badge, the Combat Action Badge and the Aviator Badge.

Robert Cowdrey is survived by numerous friends and family members including his wife, Jill; and his three sons. 

Let us pray to God the Father, Jesus, all of the saints and all of the angels that Robert B. Cowdrey is in heaven. Let us pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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