Mr. Paul Roberts
September 25, 1922 – February 28, 2019
Paul Roberts was born in New York City and was proud of it! He was a Maryland-based freelance photographer and writer for over 50 years. He wrote for publications including The Washington Post, Baltimore Magazine, Leatherneck, The OSS Society Journal and Leisure World News. He was working on a biography of Marine Colonel Frank Farrell at the time of his passing. A friend wrote, “Paul was so sweet, inquisitive, puckish, a story-telling aficionado. At NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) I’d walk into one of the research rooms, usually Still Pictures, and invariably there would be Paul, chatting either with staff or other researchers about some project or another he’d be working on. He was never still, in perpetual motion, filled with energy, asking questions or dispensing information, always on the go… I was amazed that at his age he still had his wit, humor, curiosity, awareness, perspective, all mixed with a high intelligence.” A World War II veteran, Roberts served as a cryptographer attached to the 437th Troop Carrier Group. After the war, he earned a degree from New York University and worked as a reporter for the New York World Telegram. He was awarded a Chevalier medal in the French Legion of Honor for serving in its liberation and was a guest of the French government at the 70th anniversaries of Operations OVERLORD and DRAGOON. He was also a guest of the Dutch government for the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Mr. Roberts resided at Leisure World in Silver Spring, MD. The late Mildred Roberts was his wife of 53 years. He is survived by children, grandchildren, family and many adoring friends and fans.
Bio courtesy of Lisa Roberts – Loving Daughter of Paul Roberts.