Albany -- Thirty-five-year old Special Forces Staff Sergeant Robert Goodwin was killed Monday when his combat patrol came under fire from small arms and rocket propelled grenades in Afghanistan.
Goodwin was a native of Albany. He graduated from Dougherty High School where he played football. Goodwin was in the Army for 15 years. He served in the Gulf War and earned a long list of awards and decorations including the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
His father in Bainbridge is honoring his memory. "He was just an outstanding boy and he was cut out for what he was doing overseas," says Bobby Goodwin Father of the fallen solider.
Goodwin's wife Jennifer and 10-year old son Mathew live in North Carolina where Goodwin was stationed at Fort Bragg. His family plans to make funeral arrangements once his body is flown back to the United States.