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07.23.06

Clovis Soldier Honored

A son, brother, husband, friend, and fallen solider.
   Sergeant Robert Kassin was honored and remembered today in Clovis by family and friends. 
     Robert was only 29-years old when his platoon was attacked in Afganistan.
   A short life---but filled with love from his family and friends, and the honor he had fighting for our country.
"Robert was special to me, me and my son had a very special relationship and he knew I loved him and I knew he loved me, I just wish I could have told him one more time." 
   Lucie Kassin, Robert's mother, reflected on her son's life.
   "He was a protector. He went from protecting his little sisters to protecting mom to protecting the country." 
   Robert decided to join the Army following his father footsteps who also served our country.
   "He graduated high school, and said dad's retiring, a Kassin's got to protect, so it's my turn."
   Among the crowd were family and friends, and even some who never met Robert.
   "Her son is my son and she needs support, I need support, we all need support and so we are family, the Veterans, The Patriot Guard Riders, we all support each other so that we can get through some these really hard times, wounded and killed in action," says President of the Rio Grande Chapter for the Blue Star Mothers, Ginger Eisen says.
    "We feel it's important to come to as many of these funerals as we can because these soldiers, marines, and sailors and airmen have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and it's the least we can do to honor that sacrifice and we also want to show the family that their son/daughter/brother/sister they didn't make that sacrifice in vain and we are truly appreciative nation," State Captain of The Patriot Guard Riders, Michael Postel.
  Funeral and burial services for Robert will be next Saturday in Louisiana, since his grandfather is buried there.
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