EN3 onboard 1947 through 1951
Jack Roberts deceased March 26, 2005. We received a letter from his daughter, Gayle Roberts which reads:
It is with great sadness I must inform you of the passing of my father. Jack Roberts died suddenly in his home on Saturday, March 26. He will be greatly missed. Thank you all for communicating with my Dad. He so enjoyed receiving emails, and spent many hours on his webtv. Please remember your family in your prayers. God Bless You. Thank you......
The following, In Memoriam, was published in "Rush Gram" issue number 42, Spring 2005:
Jack joined the US Navy in March 1945 and served aboard USS Boise until he was discharged in the inactive reserve in November 1946. He was transferred back in the regular Navy in November 1947 and reported aboard the destroyer USS William R Rush (DD 714) the following month. He was discharged from the Navy in 1951.
From Jim Kelly: "I have been working very closely with Jack on his recollections of the Korean War cruise. I exchanged mail with him less than 72 hours ago........ and now he is gone."