Please take a moment to Pray for Robert Horrigan and his family.
Master Sergeant Robert M. Horrigan was killed in combat June 16th in Iraq.
He is the brother of Fire Fighter John Horrigan, Station 3, Austin, Texas.
Local 975 has a memorial posted at the link below.
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06-22-2005, 04:56 PM #1
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A Moment of silence for Robert M. Horrigan KIA
06-22-2005, 07:08 PM #2
My condolences to the Horrigan Family in their time of sorrow.
06-22-2005, 07:49 PM #3
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My condolences to the family and frends of Robert Horrigan on your loss.
rest in peace Robert Horrigan
06-22-2005, 10:52 PM #4
To the Family of Master Sargent Robert Horrigan:
May our prayers be with you, thank you for raising such a fine man who was willing to give his life for this Great Country. Rest in Peace Master Sargent HorriganA "Good" fire is not measured by how big it is, but by the fact that everyone is going home safe, and that we possibly learned something new about firefighting. Member:IACOJ
06-23-2005, 04:18 AM #5
I extend my heartfelt sympathies to the Horrigan family and friends. May he rest in eternal peace!
From the AP wires-
-- Master Sergeant Robert Horrigan from Austin died Friday.
A statement from his family says Horrigan "gave his life for
this country - protecting our freedoms, our families and America's
way of life."
Horrigan began his career as an infantryman in 1984.
He was posthumously awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor
Device and the Purple Heart.
Army Master Sgt. Robert M. Horrigan, 40, of Austin, was killed in action in Al Qaim, Iraq. He spent 20 years of his life in the Army.
Horrigan was killed in combat operations on June 17. The Army reported he died in Western Iraq after being attacked with enemy small-arms fire during combat operations.
He earned more than 30 honors, including two bronze stars, a meritorious service medal and ajoint service commendation medal.
Also killed was Master Sgt. Michael L. McNulty, 36, of Knoxville, Tenn.
Both men were stationed at U.S. Army Special Operations Headquarters in Fort Bragg, N.C.
Horrigan grew up in Sunset Valley where some of his family remains. Horrigan's family declined to be interviewed.
"Your support is appreciated as we mourn the loss of a loving husband, devoted father, caring son and selfless soldier. We are sincerely touched by your concern and interest in Robert's life, his career and his sacrifice for our country," a statement released by the family read.
He is survived by his wife, Denise, daughter Courtney, his mother Mary, his sister Lisa Shine, twin brother John and brother Daniel.
Horrigan's life was remembered Tuesday by the small Sunset Valley community where the flag at City Hall flew at half-staff.
Across the street from the Horrigan's home, another family feels the pain.
"Oh gosh, this is very sad for me. It's a tragedy," neighbor Carmen Vallejo Castillo said.
Her sister's grandson, Austin Marine Nicholas Perez was killed last September.
"Everytime we'd see him, he'd greet us with a hug and kiss and we'll never forget that. Everytime we see Nick's picture, he's right there for us," Castillo said.
Actions of love and words of support now spread across the street.
"Pray, that helps a lot," Castillo said.
Horrigan began his Army career in May 1984 as an infantryman. He previously served with the 75th Ranger Regiment at Fort Benning, Ga. He left active duty and re-enlisted and was assigned as a team leader and Ranger instructor at the 5th Ranger Training Battalion.
After eight months of training, he graduated from the Special Forces program and was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) where he was weapons sergeant.
Horrigan's awards and decorations include:
2 Bronze Star Medals: one with Valor Device
Defense Meritorious Service Medal
Meritorious Service Medal
Joint Service Commendation Medal
Army Commendation Medal
3 Army Achievement Medals
6 Army Good Conduct Medals
National Defense Service Medal with bronze service star
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Humanitarian Service Medal
Combat Infantryman's Badge
Expert Infantryman's Badge
Military Freefall Jumpmaster Badge
Master Parachutist Badge
Scuba Diver's Badge
Special Forces Tab
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06-23-2005, 07:28 AM #6
If freedom is worth having, then it is worth dying for.
Another humbling reminder for us.
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06-23-2005, 09:17 AM #7
Army Master Sgt. Robert M. Horrigan RIP, and THANK YOU!Jim
September 11, 2001 - NEVER FORGET!
BETTER TO DIE ON YOUR FEET THAN LIVE ON YOUR KNEES!
06-23-2005, 09:33 AM #8
My thoughts, prayers, and condolences to and for the entire Horrigan family, but most of all my sincerest and most heartfelt Thank You for the sacrifices made on behalf of my Freedom & Liberty.
God Bless & Keep you Master Sgt. Horrigan.Take Care - Stay Safe - God Bless
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