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FALLEN HEROES

In Memory of First Lieutenant Robert Oneto-Sikorski
 
1LT Oneto-Sikorski
 
First Lieutenant Robert Oneto-Sikorski was born on 01 September 1972 in New Orleans, LA. After graduating from Hancock High School 1991 in Kiln, MS he attended Pearl River Community College from 1991 to 1993. He then enlisted in the United States Army as a 13M (MLRS crewman) and was stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas. After three years of service, SPC Oneto-Sikorski attended the University of South Alabama where he majored in Mechanical Engineering and minored in Military Science (ROTC). He graduated in May of 1999 and was commissioned as a 2LT in the Mississippi Army National Guard. He then attended Airborne School and the Infantry Officer Basic Course at Ft. Benning, GA and graduated August 2000. His first assignment was Alpha Company, 890th Engineer Battalion where he served as a platoon leader. In December of 2002, 1LT Oneto-Sikorski joined Bravo Company, 1-155th IN, Poplarville, MS where he served as an Infantry platoon leader. On 6 July 2004 he became the Executive Officer in Charlie Company, 1-155th IN until he was killed in action while on a foot patrol near al Haswah, an area west of Baghdad, on 31 October 2005.
 
As a civilian, 1LT Oneto-Sikorski was hired in 2001 as a mechanical engineer at Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula, MS where he worked as a designer for improving propulsion systems in U.S. Navy ships. While fully employed, 1LT Oneto-Sikorski decided to further his education by earning a Master's of Business Administration from William Carey College in August of 2003.
 
1LT Oneto-Sikorski's awards include the Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Med al (2 OLC), Army Achievement Medal (3 OLC), Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, Armed Forces Selected Reserve Mobilization Medal with "M" Device, the Combat Infantryman's Badge and the Parachutist Badge.
 
1LT Robert C. Oneto-Sikorski is survived by his mother Elaine M. Oneto, his father Charles Sikorski and his three children Robert Charles Sikorski, Patrick Rager, and Hannah Rager.
 
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