NEWS | Sept. 9, 2019

Women's Veterans Center Dedicated to Fallen Illinois National Guard Soldier

The National Women Veterans United opened the Sgt. Simone A. Robinson Military Women Veteran’s Center, Sept. 7, in Chicago, Illinois.

The center’s mission is to provide personalized services to women veterans, focusing on issues women can experience, including being homeless with children.

Robinson, a member of Illinois Army National Guard’s 634th Brigade Support Battalion, headquartered in Sullivan, Illinois, died March 1, 2009 at Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio, Texas, of wounds sustained when an improvised explosive device detonated near her security post on Jan. 17, 2009 in Kabul, Afghanistan. She was a single mother from Chicago when she died.

Robinson’s former commander, Maj. Elizabeth Roxworthy, was one of the keynote speakers at the event.