30-year-old US Army Sergeant Robert J. Billings, from Clarksville, Virginia, was killed on 13th October 2012 in Spin Boldak, Afghanistan. He died of injuries received from a bomb blast.
Sergeant Billings served with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
He joined the Army in 2006 and served in Iraq between 2009 and 2010. This was his first deployment to Afghanistan.