Tributes to Robert

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Dedication to Robert

President Theodore Roosevelt once said that the credit in life belongs to the man in the arena whose face is marred with sweat and dust and blood. It belongs to the man who strives valiantly, who knows great enthusiasms, great devotions, and spends himself daring greatly in a worthy cause so that he will know the triumph of high achievement; and whose place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. Master Sergeant Robert Horrigan was exactly such a man. On June 17th, the anniversary of America's historic battle at Bunker Hill, Robert Horrigan - or Bob as he was called by those who knew and loved him well, was killed during his fifth and final tour to Iraq.

Born in Limestone, Maine on January 13th of 1965, Bob joined the Army in May of 1984 at the age of nineteen along with his identical twin brother John. The brothers enlisted as infantrymen and together attended and graduated from the Ranger Indoctrination Program and were subsequently both assigned to the newly reactivated 3rd Ranger Battalion in Fort Benning, GA. After three years with the Regiment, both brothers left the Army. But Bob, whose call of duty still lingered, re-enlisted in the Army and was assigned to the 5th Ranger Training Battalion as a team leader and Ranger Instructor. After three years with RTB, Bob volunteered for the Special Forces. Graduating from the 18B (Weapons Sergeant) course.

Elite knives is owned by Robert's twin brother John. They specialize in Fine Custom & Handmade Knives. The company's website is dedicated to the memory of Robert.