From USNA Virtual Memorial Hall

Cyrus Roberts, IV '62

Date of birth: March 17, 1941

Date of death: March 6, 1966

Age: 24

Lucky Bag

From the 1962 Lucky Bag:


Cyrus was killed while a passenger in an aircraft accident over Laos on March 6, 1966. He served with the 6499th Combat Support Squadron, 6499th Combat Support Group, 13th Air Force out of Takhli RTAFB, Thailand. The operation was for the Central Intelligence Agency; this fact might have delayed his entry into Memorial Hall. (Several classmates had to fight for his recognition as KIA.)


He is survived by his widow, Katherine H. Roberts, and daughter, Katherine D., of 315 East 80th Street, New York City: his mother, Mrs. Katherine K. Roberts of New York, and his father, Mr. Cyrus S. Roberts, III, of Long Beach, California.

Cyrus's grandfather was a recipient of the Medal of Honor for action during the Spanish-American War before retiring a Brigadier General, USA. Cyrus's great-grandfather saw significant action during the Civil War and retired a Brigadier General, USA.

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Class of 1962

Cyrus is one of 30 members of the Class of 1962 on Virtual Memorial Hall.