“Rob was a proud US Army veteran, who served 12 honorable years in the Army before being medically retired. During his time in service, he was stationed at Fort Hood, TX, Germany and completed two tours to Iraq. The majority of his service was within 3d Calvary Regiment at Fort Hood, TX and was well known within the Regiment. Everyone within the Regiment knew to go to SGT Wike to get things accomplished. He was an exceptional leader. Outside of the military, Rob enjoyed fishing, building things, and spoiling his kids. He was known for being a goofball.
As a result of his service, Rob suffered from numerous medical issues. He had PTSD, degenerative bone disease, TBI, and several other injuries that made daily life unbearable. He fought and fought within himself, day in and day out. While he did reach out for help from various sources, nothing seemed to help improve his quality of life. Sadly on April 16th 2014, Robert took his own life. He became a casualty to the monster that lived inside – the PTSD. Rob left behind a large family and four beautiful children. They all know their father died a hero – to his family and to his country.
As a family, we carry on his memory & share his story. Our hope is that by sharing, we help save others. Please reach out and get help. Allow your family/friends to support you throughout your fight. You have millions of people behind you – don’t give up, please! We are here for you!” Shared by Megan, his wife
Robert is from Albuquerque, NM; later a resident of Boyce and is buried in Louisiana Veterans Cemetery, Leesville, LA