Baldwin, Robert, LTC

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Last Rank
Lieutenant Colonel
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
15D-Aviation Logistics Officer
Last MOS Group
Aviation (Officer)
Primary Unit
2010-2010, 15D, Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
Service Years
1994 - 2010


Lieutenant Colonel

Four Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Rock Island
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Sep 21, 2010
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Air Loss, Crash - Land
Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Sec 60 Site 9181

 Official Badges 

101st Airbone Division

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Gold Star

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GWOT Fallen
  2013, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Aviator Badge (Senior)
Parachutist (Basic)
Small Bore Pistol

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
  2010-2010, 15D, Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2001-2014 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) /OEF - Afghanistan
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Died: September 21, 2010 in Zabul, Afghanistan
Lt Col. Robert F. Baldwin of Eliza Township, Illinois is a 1989 graduate of Sherrard High School, and a 1993 graduate of Western Illinois University. He entered the Army in February of 1994 and arrived at Fort Campbell in January of 2007. He was an Aviation Liaison Officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company. His Awards and Decorations include, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Joint Meritorious Unit Award, Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Arrowhead Device, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal; Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Air Assault Badge, Parachutist Badge and Senior Army Aviator Badge. He leaves his wife, Danielle, two daughters Rachel and Meaghan, two sons Keegan and Patrick, and his parents Gary and Cheryl Baldwin. He died in a helicopter crash at age 39 during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. He was posthumously promoted to Lt. Col.


Fort Campbell, KY

A Time of Remembrance will be held for Lt. Colonel Robert F. Baldwin, 39, of Fort Campbell, Kentucky, formerly of Viola, IL, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. on September 30, at the Eliza Community Center, Eliza, IL. The funeral and burial will be held at a later date at Arlington National Cemetery.

Lt. Colonel Robert F. Baldwin died on September 21, 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom when the helicopter he was in crashed in Zabul Province, Afghanistan.

Memorials may be made to his children.

Lt. Colonel Baldwin was born on August 11, 1971, in Rock Island, IL, the son of Gary and Cherie Baldwin of Eliza, IL. He graduated from Sherrard High School in 1989. He graduated from Western Illinois University in 1993 with bachelor's degree in Industry Technology and a minor in military science. He was also a member of Western's Reserve Officers Training Corps and was commissioned a second lieutenant in December 1993. He entered the U. S. Army in February 1994. He married his wife Danielle on June 23, 2001. Lt. Colonel Baldwin received a MMAS from the School of Advanced Military Studies and a Masters in Adult Education from Kansas State University in 2006.

He is survived by his wife, Danielle Rausch Baldwin and children, Rachel (8), Keegan (4), Meaghan (3), and Patrick (7 months) of Clarksville, TN; his parents, Gary and Cherie Baldwin of Eliza, IL; his sister, Laura (Tracy) Deemer of Lacona, IA; his grandmother, Bernice Baldwin of Warroad, MN; and his grandmother, Wilma Walker of Kalona, IA. He is also survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Francis Baldwin, Warroad, MN and Floyd Walker, Kalona, IA.

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