Thomas Jason Roberts
Major, United States Army
Jason Roberts, 76, retired, passed away Thursday, January 27, 2000 in Fort
Worth, Texas. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, January
2, 2000 at the Old Chapel in Fort Myer, Virginia. Burial will be in Arlington
National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. In lieu of flowers, donate to
the National Prisoner of War Museum. Donations in his memory may be made
to Andersonville Trust, Rt. 1, Box 800, Andersonville, Georgia 31711.
Thomas Jason Roberts was a husband, father
and soldier. He died as he lived, with
Thomas joined the Army in 1940 and was assigned to the 168th Anti-Tank Co. 34th Division at the start of World War II. He was captured by the German Army on February 17, 1943 in the Battle of Kasserine Pass. Thomas was imprisoned in several camps in Germany.
During his distinguished career, he served in England, Africa, Italy and Germany, and was member of the Old Guard at Fort Myer, Virginia. Thomas retired from the Army in 1965 as a Major.
After the Army, Thomas joined the Central Intelligence
Agency and served in Southeast Asia during the Vietnam War. Thomas married
Joan Elizabeth Palmer Roberts on September 19, 1948. They have two daughters,
Julia C. Roberts and Linda R. Kurland. Thomas reserved a special place
in his heart for his grandchildren, Elizabeth Kurland, Nathan Kurland,
Jason Wall, Kelly Coppin and Amy Coppin; as well as his sons-in-law, Mark
Kurland and Chris Coppin.
Posted: 4 September 2000 Updated: 23 December 2001 Updated: 23 May 2003 Updated: 3 July 2007