T5 Corporal Archie Robinson
Rest now, thy good and faithful servant. Your battle is over. You've kept the faith and now you have rest.
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THE LIFE AND LEGACY
Mr. Archie Robinson was born in April 10, 1925, to Miles Robinson, Sr. and Louisiana Johnson Robinson in Clarke County, Alabama. He was one of ten children raised in this loving family. Archie accepted Christ as his personal Savior and served the Lord throughout his lifetime. He was a member of the Bethel Baptist Church in Monroeville and attended church faithfully.
He entered into the Sanctity of Holy matrimony with Lula Mae Kaiser Robinson. The two built a family and raised their children, sharing many years of happiness before the Lord saw fit to call her Home.
Mr. Robinson was educated in the public schools of the Gosport Community. He went to the Mackey Branch Jr. High School and attended school both in Clarke County, AL. Shortly after his 11th grade year, he was called into the United States Army. Drafted, he fought heroically for his country. He fearlessly, hauled ammunition, bombs and personnel, making long trips over all types of roads, under combat conditions. At the young age of 18, he was an Amphibious Truck Driver for the 828th, bringing goods and supplies from ships to troops on land. Through 20 foot tides and while Japanese bombs were dropping, he faithfully held his post, unloading at beaches while soldier fired upon them. When others were hauling food, Archie Robinson carried explosive nitroglycerine.
By the time he was 20, he was a Corporal in the United States Army. Japanese shrapnel had ripped away his left forefinger. He continued to drive until finally, having to be sent to the hospital, where he spent two months before returning to the combative environment that he proudly fought in. On April Fools Day, 1945, Robinson found himself and his company in the savage chaos of Okinawa. He was wounded again; taking bullet in the leg. T5 Corporal, Archie Robinson was Honorably Discharged in 1946, after serving his country and defending his company. With disabilities and war wounds, he came home, decorated with honors that included a Purple Heart.
After returning to the states, he worked as a Chemist for the Norton Synthetics and Plastics Company and later retired. He continued to volunteer for his country, working at the Alabama Department of Veterans Affairs. Archie drove fellow Veterans, some who suffered from Schizophrenia and Cancer, to hospitals throughout Alabama and Mississippi.
In the early morning hours of Saturday, January 18, 2020, Archie Robinson answered his final call to duty. He quickly took up his charge and was received into the Savior’s Kingdom. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one daughter: Amanda Rean Lucky Robinson, and his brothers: John Henry, Jeffrey, Zannie, Miles Jr., sisters: Lizzie, Catherine, Hattie Lou, and Pauline.
He leaves to cherish his memories, four loved children: William A. (Denice) Robinson, Dorothyann Robinson and Mattie (Willie) Web all of Akron, OH, and Larry D. Robinson of Millersburg, OH; one caring sister: Autherine (Oscar) Wilmington of Ravenna, OH; a devoted (adopted) grandson: Larry Robinson, many other loved grandchildren: Tressy, Pauline, Paul, Don, Deonne, Lavelle, and Darnella all of Ohio; many great grandchildren, several great great grandchildren, a host of nieces and nephews; and many other loved relatives and friends, and one attentive and devoted friend: Mary Burroughs of Grove Hill, AL.