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National Fallen Firefighters Foundation

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Firefighter
Age: 29
Year of Death: 2013

Robert H. Garner IV

Robert “Bobby” Garner IV was a tenacious 29-year-old with a huge heart. From the time he was a little boy he always enjoyed serving and helping others. Robert knew when he was in high school that he wanted to be a fireman.

Not long after graduation, Robert joined the U.S. Air Force and served as an airman for six years. During that time Robert was able to travel and serve his country. At the end of his six years, Robert knew exactly what he wanted to do—join the Houston Fire Department. And that he did. Robert made A’s in high school and never cracked a book. However, for the HFD Academy that guy lived in his textbooks. He went through the academy and graduated second in his class.

Upon graduation, Robert was assigned to Station 68. He had done copious amounts of research about all of the stations in the city, and Station 68 was his first pick. Robert was fortunate enough to serve all of his time as a Houston Firefighter with his Station 68 family. Robert was quiet at his station and took his work seriously. Outside of the station he was a fun loving, down to earth guy who enjoyed hanging out with friends and spending time with his sisters.

Robert will be missed by his family and friends, but his legacy will continue to live on.

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