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Corp Jimmy Darrell Roberson
Birth: Jul. 5, 1949
Cary
Sharkey County
Mississippi, USA
Death: Mar. 14, 1970
Phuoc Long
Binh Phuoc, Vietnam

ROBERSON KILLED IN ACTION - THE DEFENSE DEPARTMENT HAS NOTIFIED MR. AND MRS. PURVIE ROBERSON, GREENVILLE RESIDENTS UNTIL SIX MONTHS AGO, THAT THEIR SON, PFC JIMMY DARRELL ROBERSON, 20, WAS KILLED BY HOSTILE ACTION SATURDAY WHILE SERVING WITH THE U. S. ARMY IN SOUTH VIETNAM. HE HAD RECENTLY BEEN DISCHARGED FROM AN ARMY HOSPITAL FOLLOWING TWO MONTHS' HOSPITALIZATION FOR MALARIA, ACCORDING TO HIS MOTHER. BORN IN CARY, PFC ROBERSON ATTENDED E. E. BASS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL. HIS PARENTS MOVED TO MOSS POINT LAST FALL. HE SERVED IN THE MERCHANT MARINES FROM NOVEMBER, 1967, UNTIL JANUARY, 1968, DURING WHICH TIME HIS SHIP DELIVERED CARGO TO VIETNAM. IN MAY OF 1969 HE WAS DRAFTED BY THE ARMY. AFTER UNDERGOING BASIC TRAINING AT FORT POLK, LA., HE HAS SERVED AS RIFLEMAN WITH THE 1ST CALVARY DIVISION, AIR MOBILE UNIT, IN VIETNAM SINCE NOV. 5, 1969. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS ARE INCOMPLETE. WELLS FUNERAL HOME OF GREENVILLE WILL HAVE CHARGE. BESIDES HIS PARENTS, PFC ROBERSON LEAVES BEHIND HIS GRANDMOTHER, MRS. ESTELLE ROBERSON, 129 N. THEOBALD, GREENVILLE; BROTHERS, PURVIE, KENNETH, AND LOUIS OF YAZOO CITY. SISTERS, LINDA AND SANDRA OF MOSS POINT AND HIS FIANCÉE, JEANIE HERRON OF PEARL. JIMMY IS ON THE VIETNAM VETERAN'S MEMORIAL WALL ON PANEL 13W, ROW 128. HE IS ALSO ON THE WALL AT THE MISSISSIPPI VIETNAM VERTERANS WAR MEMORIAL IN OCEAN SPRINGS, MISSISSIPPI. A CO., 1st BN, 12th CALVARY, 1 CAV DIV., UNITED STATES ARMY.

 
 
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 Parents:
  Purvie Edward Roberson (1926 - 1990)
  Stella Odessa Toombs Roberson (1929 - 2012)
 
 Siblings:
  Jimmy Darrell Roberson (1949 - 1970)
  Kenneth R. Roberson (1950 - 1998)*
  Louis Roberson (1956 - 2014)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Vietnam Casualty File Summary - Corporal Jimmy Darrell Roberson from Flora, Mississippi. Service number 428982386, Light Weapons Infantry Army with the 1st Cav Division A Co 1st Battalion 12th Cavalry. Government archival records show as a casualty
 
Burial:
Moorhead Cemetery
Moorhead
Sunflower County
Mississippi, USA
 
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Record added: Jan 06, 2008
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