Fallen Soldier's Family: “She Sang Her Way Through Life”

The family of a fallen Illinois Army National Guard soldier released a statement Thursday, saying she was a devoted mother and the family's hero.

Sgt. Simone Robinson, of University Park, Ill., died this week, about a month after she was injured in an attack in Afghanistan, according to a report from the Illinois National Guard.

Robinson's family said:

Robinson was promoted to the rank of sergeant after her death and awarded slew of medals, including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.

Funeral services will be March 7, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Great Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 13615 S. Lawndale, Robbins, Ill.

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