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SFC Forrest "Frosty" "Robbie" Memorial Fund

$6,815raised of $10,000 goal
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Organizer: Classmates, friends, and colleagues of Frosty Beneficiary: SFC Forrest Robertson

SFC Forrest Robertson was killed in action Nov 3, 2013. We wish to erect a memorial in his hometown to celebrate and honor his sacrifices to his family and our country.

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Sgt. 1st Class Forrest W. Robertson, 35 years old, of Westmoreland, KS died November 3, 2013 in Pul-E-Alam, Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked his unit.  He was assigned to the 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat team. 

A soldier at heart, he joined the army in 1996 at the young age of seventeen, after his mom signed the release.  He started his military career off the line, delivering ammunition.  When he renewed his contract with the army (reupped) he changed his MOS and became a scout, moving from behind the lines to the front.  He loved his job and was doing exactly what he wanted...but something was missing.  He reconnected with his high school sweetheart and was knew she was the one.  Married 12 years and 3 girls later, he loved and adored his family with everything thing he had. 

He leaves a legacy of love and dedication behind.  Having touched many lives along the way, a Facebook page in his honor was started and continues to grow with stories and pictures pouring forth every day.  The overall theme of the stories is he was funny, he cared, he was dedicated leader and friend, strong, faithful, a family man, inspiring, loving, grateful, respectful, and a brave hero.  He was an American soldier and loved by everyone who was lucky enough to know him.

We want a permanent reminder of his legacy as a soldier, phenomenal father, and loving husband.  The Wamego Area Veterans Memorial has been established to honor past, present, and future military veterans with granite bricks, granite benches, and flagpoles, which can be purchased to honor a fellow veteran.  Our goal is to raise $1900.0 for the installation of a granite bench and flagpole with a plaque attached stating:  "in memory of SFC Forrest W. Robertson."  Funds raised in excess of this will go to the family he sacrificed everything for.  Please feel free to leave a message of love and support for his wife, children, mother, and family.  Any support to build this memorial is greatly appreciated.

"Step forward now, you soldier, you've borne your burden well.  Walk peacefully on Heaven's streets, you've done your time in Hell." - Honoring our fallen Facebook page.
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02/09/2014
by Classmates, friends, and colleagues of Frosty
Due to support that continues to trickle in, we are extending the fundraiser.

Excess monies have been donated to the Robertson family to help them settle and adjust.
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11/14/2013
by Classmates, friends, and colleagues of Frosty
Today they laid to rest SFC Forrest Robertson.  Today his family, friends, the Patriot Guard, and a town turned out to pay their respects.  Thank you to ALL for love and support for the Robertson Family.  I will post some pictures from the funeral with his family's permission.
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11/08/2013
by Classmates, friends, and colleagues of Frosty
Some people have requested an address where they can mail a check in rather than donate using an online website.  You can mail a check made out of Frosty's Memorial Fund to:

Farmers State Bank
ATTN: Frosty's Memorial Fund
PO Box 330
Westmoreland, KS 66549

Again, thank you everyone for the support.  It is clear how much he meant to everyone.


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11/08/2013
by Classmates, friends, and colleagues of Frosty
Due to the overwhelming support, we have raised the donation amount.  Again, monies donated in excess of the $1900 will go to the Robertson Family.  Thank you, each and everyone of you are a gift from God and a message to the Robertson family. 
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