Eleanor M. Roberts – Major, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Eleanor M. Roberts, a retired Army Major, died on Monday, January 24, 2000.

Major Roberts, a resident of Washington, DC since the mid-60s, was born in York, South Carolina, on October 29, 1916 and was a 1938 graduate of Winthrop College.

In August 1942, she was among the first to volunteer for service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in April 1943, and later received a Regular Army commission in the Women's Army Corps (WAC). She served in North Africa and Italy during World War II and until her retirement in 1966, was stationed in several continental United States posts in addition to overseas assignments in Germany, Okinawa and Alaska.

She is survived by her brother, Herbert N. Roberts; niece, Rev. Kokai (Lani) Roberts; nephew, Randall A. Roberts, Lt Col, USAF (Ret.); grand-nephew, Torin Randall Roberts; and a host of friends.

A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on February 11. Family and friends should meet at the Administration Building of the Arlington National Cemetery no later than 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the Women in Military Service Memorial, Dept. 560, Washington, DC 20042-0560.

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