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CPO Neil Christopher Roberts
Birth: Aug. 16, 1969
Woodland
Yolo County
California, USA
Death: Mar. 4, 2002, Afghanistan

Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1 Roberts was assigned to SEAL Team 2, Norfolk, Virginia. Roberts was killed after U.S. helicopters were hit by enemy fire during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan. He fell approximately 10 feet to the ground as his stricken chopper veered up and away towards safer ground. Roberts survived and put up a valiant fight for over 30 minutes against the enemy until all his ammo was gone. Roberts was seen being dragged off by three suspected members of al-Qaeda. When he was later recovered several hours later, it was discovered he had been shot. Neil grew up in the farm fields of Yolo County, California. He was the quiet kid in a family of 12 children. Neighbors recall him as a nice kid kind of a tough kid who didn't let things bother him. Although he wasn't big, he was scrappy. He graduated from high school in 1987 and left home at 18 to join the Navy. He was in Guam during the Gulf War, working as an aviation technician with VQ-1 (Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron One) as a aircrew member - it was at that time that he vowed to become a Navy SEAL. Friends remember Neil taking pictures of his son and who was always tinkering with the black pickup truck parked in the front yard with a flat tire. He loved his wife and young son deeply and he loved being a SEAL. He could lift your spirits instantly with a quirky quote or a catchy phrase or when he flashed that great smile of his. Neil would want everyone to remember him as a loving husband and father, a loving son and brother, a true friend and warrior who never once questioned his commitment to his family or his country. 
 
Burial:
Prospect Hill Cemetery
York
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: Feb 25, 2005
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CPO Neil Christopher Roberts
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CPO Neil Christopher Roberts
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CPO Neil Christopher Roberts
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In loving memory of a fallen soldier. May you rest in heavenly peace.
- Kathy N
 Added: Sep. 16, 2014

-Anonymous
 Added: Sep. 13, 2014
RIP Sir
- Jo Gilbert Parker
 Added: Sep. 10, 2014
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