Michael T. Robertson

by Karen Grimord on July 26, 2012

Michael T. Robertson—January 2007 Shipment Honoree

Medic “Doc Rob” Fondly RememberedSource:  Associated Press and Legacy.com’s Gazette

Michael T. RobertsonMichael T. Robertson, known as “Doc Rob” by fellow soldiers, was a quiet and contemplative young man. “He was a thinker. He always seemed to be older than his age,” said his aunt Alma Newsom. “People kinda looked up to him. They always came to him for advice.”

Robertson, 28, of Houston, died Oct. 25 at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio of injuries from a roadside bomb in Samarra on Oct. 17. He was assigned to Fort Benning.

A 1996 high school graduate, Robertson joined the Army in October of that year and recently marked his ninth anniversary in the service. He was serving his second tour in Iraq and had served in Bosnia.

“He taught me more than I could ever teach him,” said Capt. Timothy Hite, his former platoon leader. “I always looked forward to seeing Sgt. Rob every day to see what he had to say.”

He was passionate about maintaining and upgrading his skills and would go out on patrols to ensure no one would be left without medical attention if needed. Last December, he married Tanya, who was then also a medic. They had a son, Xavier.

Doc Rob’s friend Sharon Liehr asked LHCP to honor him with a shipment.

Michael T. Robertson shipment

Michael T. Robertson shipment

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