If you see Garen Hicks around town, he might not have much to say.
The black bracelet he wears says what words can’t.
He wears it as a memorial to his friend and fellow 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade member U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Carlo Robinson.
A Hope, Ark., native, the 33-year-old Robinson was killed Jan. 17, 2009, when a roadside bomb detonated near his vehicle in Kabul when his patrol was attacked.
Robinson was one of 17 of that unit’s soldiers killed during a 15-month deployment in Afghanistan.