Illinois-raised one of 9 killed in he...

Illinois-raised one of 9 killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan

There are 20 comments on the WQAD story from Sep 23, 2010, titled Illinois-raised one of 9 killed in helicopter crash in Afghanistan. In it, WQAD reports that:

A soldier raised in the Quad Cities area was killed this week in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan.

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Sherri Crow-Lester

Viola, IL

#1 Sep 23, 2010
RIP Robbie! Our hearts are broken...
Blue Star Mom

Carlinville, IL

#2 Sep 23, 2010
I am so sorry for the loss of your Soldier! God Bless Him!
Jennifer Greenwood

Sacramento, CA

#3 Sep 23, 2010
I am so heartbroken!!! I have been friends with Danielle Baldwin for over 14yrs. I was there when her and Rob dated and had the previlage to be a bridesmaid in their wedding. I know Rob loved his family, God and his Country so much. His humor and his laid back attitute is going to be so missed. My prayers are with Danielle, the kids and Rob's Family. I love you all!!
Cheryl McFall

Bakersfield, CA

#4 Sep 23, 2010
All of Danielle's home town friends in Manteca, California mourn the passing of her husband Robert. Many of us at Remax attended their wedding and have know them from the beginning of their relationship when they met in Oahu. Our heart goes out to her and their children. It is during times like these that we understand the value of faith, friends and family. Danielle has a a huge support group and we all wait for her homecoming so we can hold her up and be courageous with her.
God bless the Baldwin family.

Sierra Vista, AZ

#5 Sep 23, 2010
I had the privilege to serve under MAJ Baldwin from 2003-2005 in the 25th CAB, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. My prayers go out to his family and I know there are not any words that I can say that could possibly fill their loss so I pray that God comforts each and everyone of them!!
Brian and Karen Yocks

Decatur, IL

#6 Sep 23, 2010
We had the pleasure of spending our WIU years with Rob. He was a fraternity brother of Brian's and we loved him dearly. We are just crushed at the loss of Rob and for Danielle and their precious children. Thank you Rob for fighting for our FREEDOM. You have always been our Hero. RIP and you will always be in our hearts. Thank you for the memories.
Wood Family

Des Moines, IA

#7 Sep 23, 2010
Thank you for your service to this country. Our thoughts and prays go out to your family at this hard time. We will always have fond memories of you. You are a true american hero. Rip Robbie
Todd Nelson

Bloomington, IL

#8 Sep 23, 2010
God rest your soul Rob. We loved you while you were here and will miss you dearly. My family's thoughts and prayers are with you and yours. You will always be remembered and I thank you for all that you have done. God bless you!
Nezar and Jen Kassem

Excelsior Springs, MO

#9 Sep 23, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Rob and his family. Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.
God Bless the Baldwins

New Windsor, IL

#10 Sep 23, 2010
I woke up to hear the news of our local Hero who gave his life for this wonderful country. As I helped my 4 year old Daughter get ready for school, I could not get out of my mine, the sacrifice he has given. Words cannot express the sadness I feel for his Parents, Wife and children. I pray that they may find peace in their hearts knowing that He is a true Hero. God Bless them.
Patty Smet kongkousonh

Geneseo, IL

#11 Sep 23, 2010
Remembering all of the good memories and so sorry for your beautiful family. Our hearts, thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family , friends, but especially your children, wife, parents and sister. God bless your soul and God bless your family and give them comfort and strength.

United States

#12 Sep 24, 2010
I'm currently over here in Afghanistan and had the privlege of knowing MAJ Baldwin. He was a great guy and I'm truely missing something in my heart now that he is gone as well as SSG Powell. God Bless their families and I will always love you guys.
Traci Brooks Dillbeck

New Windsor, IL

#13 Sep 24, 2010
So many childhood memories are coming back to me. Remembering all the good times throughout the years of school & the N.W. Drillteam trips. Thank you Rob for serving & protecting our country! My thoughts and prayers are with your parents, sister Lauri, Danille and your 4 beautiful children! R.I.P. Rob!!
SGT Eric Worthen

Dayton, OH

#14 Sep 24, 2010
It is one of my greatest honors to have served with Maj. Baldwin with the 101st CAB. He was a great officer and an honorable man. My prayers go out to his family.

Elmhurst, IL

#16 Sep 24, 2010
Kym Young Rockhold

Platteville, WI

#17 Sep 24, 2010
God rest your soul Rob. He was a brother to me and many others. Memories of our childhood and all of the fun times are flooding back. He will be sadly missed. Thank-you Rob for your love of life, family, friends and our county. My heart goes out to Cheri, Gary, Laura, Danielle and their precious babies. My thoughts and prayers are with you- All my Love~

Springfield, IL

#18 Sep 24, 2010
To Rob's parents and family.
Please know that I thought of him often and I am grateful for the sacrifice he made for my family and his country. I feel blessed to have known him, you raised a wonderful son that will never be forgotten. He made an impact on my life and I am sure I am not alone.

Stevenson, MD

#19 Sep 25, 2010
wow. a guy with everything to preserve and he puts his life on the line for the rest of us who whine about small things. I am very sorry for his family's loss. God Bless your family, wife and children.

Chengdu, China

#20 Sep 25, 2010
Should have stayed in the unemployment line.
Kim Weikert- Arnold

Perry, FL

#21 Oct 13, 2010
God Bless your family , thoughts and prayers with the family

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