Colonel (Retired) Robin Keith Byrom

Rolla, MO - Colonel (Retired) Robin Keith Byrom, of Rolla, Missouri, passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at the age of 57. He was born in Fort Campbell, Kentucky on July 23, 1956 to Robert and Patricia (McGraw) Byrom. On October 26, 1979, he married Rosemary Bowdoin and they were later blessed with two children. Colonel Robin Byrom served the United States Army for over 27 years. His assignments included Platoon Leader and Company Executive Officer (XO) for the 310th Chemical Company (Smoke Generator), Commander of the 318th Chemical Company (Decon), Operations Officer for the 490th Chemical Battalion, S4 for the 490th Chemical Battalion during Operations Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Commander of the 907th Chemical Detachment (JB), S2/3 of the 490th Chemical Battalion, XO of the 490th Chemical Battalion, Commander of the 490th Chemical Battalion, Chemical Officer for the 416th Engineer Command, and Commander of the 455th Chemical Brigade and Garrison Commander, Camp Slayer, Baghdad, Iraq during Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Colonel Byrom has numerous decorations and achievements which include: The Meritorious Service Medal (four awards), Army Commendation Medal (five awards), Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal (six awards), National Defense Service Medal (two awards), Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal with Three Bronze Service Stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with Silver Hourglass (20 years' service) and "M" mobilization device (four awards), Army Service Ribbon, Army Reserve Components Overseas Training Ribbon (six awards), Kuwait Liberation Medal (Saudi Arabia), and Kuwait Liberation Medal (Kuwait). He was also an active member of the First Baptist Church in Rolla where he served on various committees. He will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes his wife, Rosemary Byrom; his children, Regan Brewer and husband, Chad, of Oxford, and Ruston Byrom, of Rolla, Mo.; his parents, LTC (Ret) Robert Byrom and Patricia Byrom, of Jacksonville; a sister, Pamela Selman and husband, James, of Winchester, Tenn.; two brothers, Kevin Byrom and wife, Darlene, of Piedmont, and COL (Ret) Jon Byrom and wife, Erin, of St. Robert, Mo.; one grandson, Rowen Brewer, of Oxford; nieces, nephews, other extended family members and many dear friends. A funeral service for Robin Byrom was held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at the First Baptist Church in Rolla. A visitation for family and friends was held from 6-8 p.m. Monday, August 26th at First Baptist Church. Interment with full military honors will take place on at 11 a.m. Friday, August 30, 2013, at the Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama. Memorial contributions are suggested to Wounded Warriors. Online condolences may be offered at All arrangements are under the direction of the Null & Son Funeral Home in Rolla.

Funeral Home

Null & Son Funeral Home
1010 Kingshighway Rolla, MO 65401
(573) 364-1200

Published in The Anniston Star on Aug. 29, 2013