By Earl Heath, Contributing Sports Writer

Ashley and Justin Robertson were recognized on the field during the first quarter as the LA Rams hosted the San Francisco 49’ers at SoFi Stadium.  

When they met seven years ago both were serving in the Army at an Army Medical Department Basic Officer Leader Course in Fort Sam – Houston, Texas.  

Ashley served as a Nurse Corps Officer in the Army and deployed to Iraq in 2018 where she provided emergency medical care as part of Task Force Med 47.   

Justin enlisted in the military in 2002 as an infantryman before commissioning as a Medical Service Officer. Throughout his service, Justin has deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2003-04 and again in 2006-07 when he earned a Purple Heart after sustaining a gunshot wound in the field. In 2012, he was deployed to Afghanistan for Operation Enduring Freedom.