PITTSBURG, KS.--- The Pittsburg State University community remembers their own whose life was taken in the line of duty on Sunday. Sergeant First Class Forrest W. Robertson died serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He died of wounds sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire, he was only 35 years old. Robertson was a former instructor in PSU's Department of Military Science. The Pittsburg community remembers what a great man Robertson was and how he inspired students.
"He left a heck of a legacy and it's something that isn't going to die, because it's something that we pass on to the freshman every year, about how we hold ourselves to a higher standard at Pitt State," said John Fatkin, ROTC Commander.
"He's one of those people that you want to hear what he had to say. He made a huge impact on me and the rest of the cadets here," said Keith Weaver, ROTC Cadet.
Robertson was assigned to Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division based in Fort Stewart, Georgia. His wife and three daughters live in Georgia and his mother lives in Westmoreland, Kansas.
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