Robert Frank “Bob” White

Robert Frank “Bob” White

Birth
Nitro, Kanawha County, West Virginia, USA
Death 26 Sep 2005 (aged 34)
Kandahar, Afghanistan
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section MK Site 298
Memorial ID 110113590 · View Source
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Army
1st Battalion
325th Airborne
Infantry Regiment
82nd Airborne Division
Fort Bragg, North Carolina

Of Cross Lanes, WV, he was killed when his mounted patrol was engaged by enemy forces using small-arms fire west of Kandahar, Afghanistan. He graduated from Nitro High School in Nitro, WV, in 1989 and was a competitive swimmer. He played drum in his junior high school's band and was also a wrestler. He was a committed member of Lafayette Baptist Church and a dedicated Scout Master to Boy Scout Troop 40 in Hope Mills. He entered the US Army in November of 1990. He always had a positive attitude and a smile on his face, no matter how tough the situation, and no matter who he was talking to. He was greatly respected by his troopers, peers and superiors alike as a great leader and paratrooper. Robert was an unusually experienced infantryman, who had graduated from the elite Ranger school and also from Air Assault school. He had served in Kosovo, Korea and Nicaragua. His awards and decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terror Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Multinational Forces and Observer's Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

He was predeceased by his grandparents, John and Elsie Persinger and Frank White; and uncle John A Persinger, Jr. He was survived by his wife; their son; his parents; two sisters; brother, Cpl Andrew Ryan White USMC; another brother; grandmother; and nieces, nephew, aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Nitro First Baptist Church and Highland Funeral Service & Crematory, Fayetteville.


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  • Created by: A Horan
  • Added: 6 May 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 110113590
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Robert Frank “Bob” White (20 Feb 1971–26 Sep 2005), Find A Grave Memorial no. 110113590, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by A Horan (contributor 47237309) .