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In memory of
1LT Robert Bennedsen
July 18, 2010


 

Robert Niels Bennedsen, First Lieutenant 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, United States Army and Vashon Island High School Class of 2004, was killed in Afghanistan by an IED on Sunday, July 18, 2010.

 


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Vashon Island High School JV Football visits the Robert Rock before the Cascade Christian JV game, October 26, 2015.
Visiting the Robert Rock has become a Vashon Island High School Football pre-game ritual.


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Robert's birthday was celebrated June 18, 2011.

The Robert Rock has finally made it into its new home at the Visitors Bleachers at Vashon High School Stadium...


Robert's photo rides in the cab of a Vashon Island Fire and Rescue firetruck.

Here, seen at the Vashon Island Fire and Rescue Firefighter Challenge 2012.

 


A memorial service was held for Robert at the Vashon Island High School stadium on Sunday, August 1, 2010.

 · Robert Bennedsen Memorial Service, Set one · 

 · Robert Bennedsen Memorial Service, Set two · 

 


Robert's football jersey and number were retired at halftime ceremonies during the Port Townsend football game, Friday, September 17, 2010.

 


A plaque honoring Robert and the Visitors Memorial Bench has been installed at the entrance to Vashon Island High School's Pirates Stadium.

 


The first annual 1st Lt Robert N. Bennedsen Memorial Scholarship was awarded at the Vashon Community Scholarship Awards ceremony, May 25, 2011.

 


A tribute page in honor of Robert has been put up at IraqWarHeros.org

 


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The Robert Rock has finally made it into its new home at the Visitors Bleachers at Vashon High School Stadium...

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Opened in the winter of 2013-2014, we have a shiny-new Vashon Island High School

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The Robert Rock has finally made it into its new home at the Visitors Bleachers at Vashon High School Stadium...

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...although there are many who wish that the Robert Rock was still back over at the main entrance to the Vashon High School Stadium, so everyone could see it all the time.

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Vashon Island High School Pirates Football 2014, practicing in the background...


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Robert's photo rides in the cab of a Vashon Island Fire and Rescue firetruck.

Here, seen at the Vashon Island Fire and Rescue Firefighter Challenge 2012.

 


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Robert's memory was honored by a new Vashon Community Scholarship Award Foundation award, the "1st Lt Robert Bennedsen Memorial Scholarship" for the first time in May of 2011.

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The first recipient of the "1st Lt Robert Bennedsen Memorial Scholarship" award was Zach Stackhouse,
Vashon Island High School graduate class of 2011


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The newly-installed plaque at the entrance to Vashon Island High School Stadium
honoring Robert Bennedsen and the Visitor's Memorial Bench.

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These photos were shot at the Vashon Island High School Class of 2011 graduation, June 11, 2011.


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Robert's football jersey and number were retired at halftime ceremonies during the Port Townsend football game, Friday, September 17, 2010.

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Despite a torrential downpour (that stopped over halftime!) family and friends of 1LT Robert Bennedsen attended the home Pirate football game against Port Townsend to witness the retirement of Robert's football jersey and number 32 at halftime ceremonies.

Robert's mother Tracy, father Scott, and sister Jamie were presented with a signed game ball, and a hand-carved wooden American flag emblazened with the insignia of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

A brand-new (and much needed!) visitor's bleachers were dedicated in memory of Robert, donated by a contribution from the Vashon Island High School Bounty Club.

After the game (the Pirates beat Port Townsend, 36-8!) the Pirate football team and Pirate cheerleaders sang the Vashon Island High School fight song for Tracy and Jamie.


A memorial service was held for Robert
at the Vashon Island High School stadium on Sunday, August 1, 2010.

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Memorial Service, Set one

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Memorial Service, Set two

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In memory of
1LT Robert Bennedsen
July 18, 2010


 

Robert Niels Bennedsen, First Lieutenant 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment, United States Army and Vashon Island High School Class of 2004, was killed in Afghanistan by an IED on Sunday, July 18, 2010.

 



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