Body of Elliott Robbins, Utah soldier who died in Afghanistan, returns to the United States

(Alex Brandon | AP Photo) An Army carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Elliott J. Robbins, at Dover Air Force Base, Del., Tuesday, July 2, 2019. According to the Department of Defense, Robbins, of Ogden, Utah, assigned to the 10th Special Forces Group died while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

The remains of Army Sgt. 1st Class Elliott Robbins arrived at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Tuesday.

Robbins’ family was there to greet the casket. Robbins, who is from Ogden, died Sunday in Helmand Providence, Afghanistan. The Army has said only that Robbins died of “non-combat” injuries.

Robbins was a medic assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne), based in Fort Carson, Colo. He was born Aug. 18, 1987, in San Diego, according to the Army. He joined the service in June 2006 and was assigned to the 101st Airborne Division as an infantryman.

Robbins deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne in 2007, and twice to Afghanistan in support of Special Operations in 2017 and 2019 with the 10th Special Forces Group. He received numerous awards for his service.

Robbins’ awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal with Combat Device and one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Achievement Medal with one Silver and two Bronze Oak Leaf Clusters, Valorous Unit Award, Army Good Conduct Medal with Bronze Four Knot Device, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with Numeral 2, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon with Numeral 2, NATO Medal, Special Forces Tab, Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman Badge, Expert Infantryman Badge, Military Freefall Parachutist Badge, and Parachutist Badge.