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Steve Robinson Memorial
In memory of Steve, his friends and family are raising money for TAPS, a nonprofit organization that Steve loved dearly. More on TAPS below.
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Steve Robinson was a champion of veterans struggling with post traumatic stress. He worked very closely with TAPS (Tradegy Assistance Program for Survivors), an organization near and dear to his heart. This page has been set up by his friends, family and TAPS to raise money and further Steve'swork.

 

MESSAGE FROM TAPS:

We are deeply saddened by the death of Steve Robinson.  Steve transformed care for our service members and our veterans, just as he was passionate about honoring and caring for the families of our fallen.  Steve found TAPS long before there was a 9/11, while TAPS was involved in the efforts to care for families grieving the deaths of veterans who succumbed to Gulf War illnesses. He pledged at that time to always remember all those who serve and die by caring for the loved ones left behind. 

As we mourn the passing of this American hero, our hearts are with his family and all whose lives he touched. Over the past 15 years, Steve has been a tireless advocate and supporter of TAPS and our work with grieving military families, particularly our programs to prevent suicide.  Steve listened to thousands of surviving families of a suicide death and gave voice to their pain by incorporating the lessons learned into prevention efforts, saving countless lives. 

Recognizing the importance of 24/7 care for those who are in crisis, Steve championed expansion of the TAPS National Military Survivor Helpline, now a robust partnership with Prudential Financial. Just weeks ago, over Memorial Day, Steve was with over 2,000 surviving families at the 20thAnnual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar, quietly standing among those grieving, offering his strength, comfort and care. 

Steve was a quiet hero, mentoring leaders across philanthropy, industry and government to craft programs that would effectively meet the mission. 

His wife, Patti, and his brother, Ken, are in our hearts always, and we will continue Steve’s work through the STEVE ROBINSON HEROES LEGACY FUND, which will support suicide postvention and prevention efforts, the National Military Survivor Helpline, and TAPS camps for grieving military children. 

 

STEVE ROBINSON BIO:

Stephen L. Robinson

U.S. Army Veteran and Noted Veterans Advocate

Retired Army Non-Commissioned Officer with twenty years of service in conventional and Special Operations assignments including: 1/75th Ranger Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, 1/10th Special Forces, 8th Infantry Division, Ranger Instructor, 6th Ranger Training Brigade, Long Range Surveillance Detachment Team Leader in Korea, ROTC Instructor, and finally in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a briefer and analyst on health effects which arose out of the 1991 Persian Gulf war. 

After retiring in October 2001, Steve became an advocate for veterans. He held the position of Government Relations Director, Executive Director and Program Director in three separate non-profits where he monitored Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs, programs and policies. He served on the Department of Veterans Affairs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses and was a Special Adviser on chemical and biological weapons exposures to Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans. 

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Steve's brother Ken (who also served in the U.S Army and Special Operations) wrote a heart-moving tribute that was recently posted on CBS. We encourage you to read the tribute and Steve's full bio here:

http://www.cbs.com/cbs_cares/topics/show/1002635

 

 

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Steve Robinson Memorial is fundraising for Steve Robinson Memorial Campaign benefiting TAPS.

Steve Robinson was a champion of veterans struggling with post traumatic stress. He worked very closely with TAPS (Tradegy Assistance Program for Survivors), an organization near and dear to his heart. This page has been set up by his friends, family and TAPS to raise money and further Steve'swork.

 

MESSAGE FROM TAPS:

We are deeply saddened by the death of Steve Robinson.  Steve transformed care for our service members and our veterans, just as he was passionate about honoring and caring for the families of our fallen.  Steve found TAPS long before there was a 9/11, while TAPS was involved in the efforts to care for families grieving the deaths of veterans who succumbed to Gulf War illnesses. He pledged at that time to always remember all those who serve and die by caring for the loved ones left behind. 

As we mourn the passing of this American hero, our hearts are with his family and all whose lives he touched. Over the past 15 years, Steve has been a tireless advocate and supporter of TAPS and our work with grieving military families, particularly our programs to prevent suicide.  Steve listened to thousands of surviving families of a suicide death and gave voice to their pain by incorporating the lessons learned into prevention efforts, saving countless lives. 

Recognizing the importance of 24/7 care for those who are in crisis, Steve championed expansion of the TAPS National Military Survivor Helpline, now a robust partnership with Prudential Financial. Just weeks ago, over Memorial Day, Steve was with over 2,000 surviving families at the 20thAnnual TAPS National Military Survivor Seminar, quietly standing among those grieving, offering his strength, comfort and care. 

Steve was a quiet hero, mentoring leaders across philanthropy, industry and government to craft programs that would effectively meet the mission. 

His wife, Patti, and his brother, Ken, are in our hearts always, and we will continue Steve’s work through the STEVE ROBINSON HEROES LEGACY FUND, which will support suicide postvention and prevention efforts, the National Military Survivor Helpline, and TAPS camps for grieving military children. 

 

STEVE ROBINSON BIO:

Stephen L. Robinson

U.S. Army Veteran and Noted Veterans Advocate

Retired Army Non-Commissioned Officer with twenty years of service in conventional and Special Operations assignments including: 1/75th Ranger Battalion, 24th Infantry Division, 1/10th Special Forces, 8th Infantry Division, Ranger Instructor, 6th Ranger Training Brigade, Long Range Surveillance Detachment Team Leader in Korea, ROTC Instructor, and finally in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as a briefer and analyst on health effects which arose out of the 1991 Persian Gulf war. 

After retiring in October 2001, Steve became an advocate for veterans. He held the position of Government Relations Director, Executive Director and Program Director in three separate non-profits where he monitored Department of Defense, and Department of Veterans Affairs, programs and policies. He served on the Department of Veterans Affairs Research Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses and was a Special Adviser on chemical and biological weapons exposures to Vietnam and Gulf War Veterans. 

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Steve's brother Ken (who also served in the U.S Army and Special Operations) wrote a heart-moving tribute that was recently posted on CBS. We encourage you to read the tribute and Steve's full bio here:

http://www.cbs.com/cbs_cares/topics/show/1002635

 

 

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Erica Lage
15 day(s) ago
Erica Lage donated $100.00
Javier Ramirez
26 day(s) ago
Javier Ramirez
"As a veteran, I would like to thank Steve and his family for exemplary commitment to action for our veterans who need us the most at NOW. May the Lord welcome you with the love you have shown your brothers-in-arms and may you be received by a full parade of love for your selfless commitment to action. Thank you for your servie Steve, your watch is over Soldier, REST IN PEACE."
donated $100.00
27 day(s) ago
$100.00 has been donated
Ronnie Hines
34 day(s) ago
Ronnie Hines: You was a good friend and we have had good and bad times long ago in our youth. Thanks for what you did for your country and me,i'll miss you
Scot Chisholm
37 day(s) ago
StayClassy Family
"RIP Steve - sending love to the Robinson family from the team at StayClassy."
donated $100.00
Charles and Rhonda McKinney
37 day(s) ago
Charles and Rhonda McKinney
"To a friend and mentor. Thank you for all you have done to bring awareness to Suicide in the Military."
donated $100.00 in memory of 1SG Jeffrey R. McKinney
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ABOUT TAPS: TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss o

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TAPS

TAPS is the 24/7 tragedy assistance resource for ANYONE who has suffered the loss of a military loved one, regardless of the relationship to the deceased or the circumstance of the death. Founded out of tragedy in 1994, TAPS has established itself as the front line resource to the families and loved ones of our military men and women. TAPS provides comfort and care through comprehensive services and programs including peer based emotional support, case work assistance, connections to community-based care, and grief and trauma resources.

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