Oklahoma National Guard veteran faces murder complaint

Oklahoma National Guard veteran Maxx Robinson, 23, is accused of shooting and killing his uncle, Bill Cline, during an altercation Tuesday at Cline’s home in Porter. Robinson, who was hailed as a hero when his unit returned from Afghanistan, was awarded the Bronze Star in 2012.
by Silas Allen Modified: April 4, 2014 at 9:24 pm •  Published: April 4, 2014

While deployed to Afghanistan with the Oklahoma National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team in 2011, Maxx Robinson and his platoon were ambushed by Taliban insurgents.

Maxx Robinson, a combat medic, shot and killed two attackers with his pistol, then treated soldiers who were wounded in the attack.

The incident left three soldiers dead and two seriously wounded.

Col. Max Moss, a spokesman for the Oklahoma National Guard, declined to comment on the case.

Maxx Robinson was awarded the Bronze Star with valor device for his actions in the battle. He also received a Purple Heart. He was discharged from the Guard in January.

Editor's note: Robinson's Afghanistan exploits were chronicled in a three-part series published last year in The Oklahoman and online here.

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by Silas Allen
General Assignment/Breaking News Reporter
Silas Allen is a news reporter for The Oklahoman. He is a Missouri native and a 2008 graduate of the University of Missouri.
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