|Birth: ||Feb. 8, 1972|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 2006, Afghanistan|
Army Staff Sgt. Chiomento was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, Louisiana. Chiomento died when his patrol encountered enemy forces using rocket-propelled grenades and mortars in Khwaya Ahmad. Robert was the son of an Army staff sergeant and spent part of his childhood in Germany and Georgia before settling in New Jersey. With his father stationed at Fort Dix, he graduated from Pemberton Township High School, Burlington County in 1990 and shortly afterward, the family moved to Woodbury, Gloucester County. But Robert was a kid who always knew what he wanted, and he wanted to join the military. In October 1991, he joined the Army and at his first post, Fort Wainwright, Alaska, he met his future wife Stacey who was also in the Army. Robert was attached to a unit that wouldn't be deploying soon, but he didn't like remaining behind while his fellow soldiers/friends were sent to Iraq and Afghanistan. Even though he didn't look forward to combat, he transferred to an infantry unit heading to a hot spot in March 2006. He was serving on Task Force Warrior, which was involved in clearing the region of resurgent Taliban rebels in southern Afghanistan. Some of his numerous military awards include the Bronze Star Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge and Army Achievement Medal. Robert was a proud soldier and patriot who loved the Army and his country. He felt very strongly that as a soldier it was his duty to do what was asked of him when the nation called on him – and he did that proudly. He leaves behind his wife Stacey and two daughters.
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 60, Site 8408
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: Jul 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 14988243