|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1969|
|Death: ||Mar. 4, 2002, Afghanistan|
Navy Aviation Boatswain's Mate 1 Roberts was assigned to SEAL Team 2, Norfolk, Virginia.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.
Prospect Hill Cemetery
Created by: Brenda N
Record added: Feb 25, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10527670
Added: Aug. 16, 2017
Rest in sweet peace, Neil. You are a true American patriot and hero. You will never be forgotten. Thank you for your dedication and service to our country. Prayers to your family and friends.|
Susan Eberz Emery
Added: Aug. 13, 2017
Rest in well-deserved peace.|
Added: Jul. 30, 2017
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