Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Joseph E Robsky

Elizaville, New York

September 10, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
31 Army SSG

759th Ordnance Company

Fort Irwin, California

Baghdad, Iraq.  Robsky was on call to neutralize an improvised explosive device (IED) after the initial attempt failed.  Soldier returned to the site to render it safe, and the IED detonated.
AP News

Joseph E. Robsky Jr. became a specialist in defusing bombs to help save civilians from the horrors of war. Robsky, who grew up in Elizaville, N.Y., died Sept. 10 when a bomb he was trying to disable exploded. He went to Iraq a year ago after spending two years at Fort Irwin.

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