Corporal Robbie Glen Light was born on Sept. 24, 1984, in Kingsport, Tennessee. He was the son of Robert (Bobby) and Beverly Light. He was a 2002 graduate of Sullivan South High School. Corporal Light entered the military on May 15, 2003, in Knoxville, Tennessee, and had been serving in Iraq since December of 2005.

He received Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky. CPL Light also completed Advanced Individual Training at Fort Knox and became a tank crewman. After the completion of his training, he was assigned to Charlie Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division Mechanized, Fort Hood, Texas. CPL Light deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom I in 2003 with Cl-10 CAV. In October 2004, CPL Light was assigned to Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 67th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Mechanized, Fort Hood, Texas. He was then called to duty for a second time and deployed in support of operation Iraqi Freedom 05-07, where he served as an M1A2 Abrams tank driver. CPL Light was killed in action on May 1, 2006, just south of Baghdad, Iraq, after driving over an improvised explosive device IED.

CPL Light is survived by his wife Elizabeth and his daughter Ashlyn of Gray,TN. His parents, Robert and Beverly, and his sister Jochelle, all of Afton,TN. Also, his half sisters, Deana Light of Kingsport,TN, and Bobbie Jo Chambers of Church Hill,TN.

He is buried at the Light Family Cemetery in Kingsport, Tennessee.

His mother, Beverly Light, wrote this memorial biography on the webpage.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 September 1984
  • Date of death: 1 May 2006
  • County: Sullivan
  • Hometown: Kingsport
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 4th Infantry Division Mechanized
  • Conflict: Iraq
  • Awards: Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Combat Action Badge
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Light Cemetery, Kingsport, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXV, Top Panel
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