From a contemporary press report:
Alfred Hunter Roberts, 60, a retired Army lieutenant colonel, Vietnam veteran and service station owner, died of heart disease November 17, 1998 at his home in Lothian, Virginia
Colonel Roberts, who served 26 years in the Army, was a native of Marion, Indiana. He came to Washington in 1977 and, before his retirement from active duty in 1981, had assignments at the Pentagon. While in the military, he graduated from the University of Nebraska and received an MBA from Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute.
He commanded an infantry battalion, and he served three tours of duty in Vietnam during the war there. His military honors included the Silver Star and the Legion of Merit.
In retirement, Colonel Roberts operated an auto body shop and service stations in Annandale.
Marriages to Nancy Roberts and Christine Roberts ended in divorce.
Survivors include a daughter from his first marriage, Judith Weicht of Elkhart, Ind.; and two children from his second marriage, Duane E. Roberts and Teresa L. Roberts, both of Fort Wayne, Ind.
ROBERTS, ALFRED HUNTER, LTC, USA (Ret.)
On November 17, 1998. Survived by his children, Duane Edward Roberts, Judith, Teresa L. Roberts. Friend are invited to call on Monday, December 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. at A graveside service will be held on Tuesday, December 8 at 3 p.m. at Arlington National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 1211 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 501, Washington, DC 20036.
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