Scott Michael Roberson
ROBERSON, SCOTT MICHAEL - born July 3, 1970, died under hostile fire on December 30, 2009 while serving his country as a CIA Security Officer in Khost, Afghanistan. He is survived by his wife, Molly (née Kaiser) of Knoxville, TN and their soon-to-arrive daughter Piper; parents, Harry and Sally Roberson of Stow, OH; parents-in-law Anthony and Nannette Kaiser of Knoxville, TN; sister Amy (Jeff) Messner of Cuyahoga Falls, OH; brothers-in-law Anthony (Jenna) Kaiser of Cincinnati, OH and Will (Cathy) Kaiser of Breckenridge, CO; sister-in-law Ashleigh Kaiser of Breckenridge, CO; uncles Michael (Carole) Kovach of Stow, OH, Jim (Zelda) Kovach of Canton, OH, Tom (Sue) Roberson of Clinton, OH, Rod (Brenda) Roberson of Clinton, OH, and aunt Valerie (Ronnie) Thomas of Akron, OH; special cousins Karen Young, Keith Kovach and Adam Kovach; and hundreds of family and friends who are so proud to have known him. He will be escorted by dear friend Kelley Castell, CDR USN, and welcomed home by loved ones including lifelong friends David Bachiochi of Tolland, CT; Greg Johnson of Tolland, CT; and Scott Castell of Houston, TX. Born in Manchester, OH and raised in Tolland, CT, Scott returned to Ohio to complete high school at Sycamore in Cincinnati, starting a trend of globetrotting that would continue throughout his life and result in friendships that spanned the world. Though distance often separated him from loved ones, he was the glue that held lifetime friendships together. Scott's dedication to his country and his fellow man were unparalleled. After graduating from Florida State University with a degree in Criminology, he began his career as an officer with the Atlanta Police Department and rose to the rank of detective while working undercover in the Narcotics division. His international service started with UN security forces in Kosovo and continued with several tours of duty in Iraq, where his duties included providing protection to high-risk officials. His most recent assignments were in support of US efforts in Afghanistan. He was a patriot and a hero but more importantly, he was a friend to all who knew him. With his sly sense of humor, quick grin, and extensive knowledge of B-movie quotes and Benny Hill episodes, he charmed everyone he met. He was proud of being a cofounder of the Metro Atlanta Police Emerald Society and loved riding motorcycles with the Iron Pigs. His greatest joy in life was his wife Molly and he looked forward with so much happiness to the birth of their first child in February. He was proud to serve his country and faced the risks head-on, often reminding us that he had "no regrets" about a life lived to the fullest. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2010 in Akron, OH with details to follow. All who wish to honor his memory are invited to attend. In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be made in Scott's honor to the Metropolitan Atlanta Police Emerald Society (MAPES), PO Box 79053, Atlanta, GA 30357, Attn: Scott Roberson Scholarship Fund. Please visit his memorial website at http://memorialwebsites.legacy.com/scottmroberson. We loved him with all of our hearts and his passing is a tremendous loss for the world he tried so hard to make better. We take comfort in knowing he's in the hands of a loving God and look forward to the day when we see him again.
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313 Entries
Even today, 03Feb2018,still think of you and your sacrifice. Sh'lom.

Ducky
February 3, 2018
I served with Scott in Karbala 2004 - I still think of him and prayers for him and his family still go out.
Tango
October 23, 2017
Happy Birthday, Brother. We miss you.
Gary M. Brugman
July 3, 2015
Never knew what really happened over there until recently. You are an even bigger hero in my eyes. You will always be in my heart and never forget with this ink on my arm. #Foreverhero
Mark (Hoss) Lee
December 31, 2014
HERO always in our hearts.
Tricia Johnston
December 31, 2014
It seems amazing...5 years. My thoughts are with him and with you.
Kathy Hynes
December 30, 2014
In some ways, it seems like forever. In others, like yesterday. You were larger than life, our hero.
December 30, 2014
Another December comes with another holiday season without you. We will always miss you, but we know you are there sharing the season with us.
Uncle Jim
November 30, 2014
Think of you every time I get on my bike. We had some good times. Bud
Bud Sears
November 29, 2014
To Scottie and all our fallen heroes we are able to raise a glass in your honor because of the sacrifices you have made, for which an entire nation and children yet to be born will be forever endebted to you, God bless my friend.
May 26, 2014
Dear One: An ancient family motto for the Robertsons/Robersons was: "Glory is the reward of valour." Your bravery is unquestioned...we love you and honor your courage wherever you served...Love, Mom & Dad
Sally Roberson
May 25, 2014
I think of you often as well as your beautiful family. We honor your sacrifice and are thankful for your love of country! We are blessed to have had chance to know you and we are better for it. You are missed and loved. God Bless.
Kerry
May 25, 2014
Miss you Bro..just holding it down until we see each other again!!!
Tony "Odessa" Franks
May 25, 2014
You will never be forgotten. We hear and speak your name often. So proud to know such a great man!!! Love you and your beautiful little girl and molly. What a strong and inspirational family the are. You would be so proud!!
Jennifer Bragg
May 24, 2014
Your in our thoughts and prayers every day. On Memorial day we remember your sacrifice. God Bless you and your brothers that gave up everything for us. We love and honor you Scott.
Jeff Ridge
May 24, 2014
Another year has passed and our hearts still ache as we miss you every day. Our memories of you keep us company at the times when we are lonely. Piper is such a wonderful little girl (as we're sure you know). She speaks of her Daddy and says "I love you, Daddy." She will know from all your friends and family what a wonderful man you were.
We miss you so much...Love, Mom & Dad
Sally Roberson
March 14, 2014
We miss you so much...I look at the flag outside our window everyday and remember your bravery and love for all of us. Uncle Mick has left us...I told him
that he would see you before I did...he smiled. He fought a mighty fight until the end....Love, Mom
March 6, 2013
I didn't know you but from this Canadian I say thanks for what you did and all you who do!
Weir
December 31, 2012
Scottie, we try and honor your memory everyday by carrying on the work you were so passionate about, we will raise our glass to you tonight.
December 30, 2012
Miss you brother. I think about you every time I ride.

Bud
December 30, 2012
Another year goes by and we still miss you dearly.
Uncle Jim
December 11, 2012
Brothers for Life/Pals Forever missing you
-Little Hawk
Thomas Hawkins
December 10, 2012
NFTB Southside, You are remembered by the Dixie Crew

Mouth & Mixtress IPMC DIXIE.
Tim Driscoll
July 4, 2012
I had two drinks on your birthday...one for you and one for me! Uncle Jim
July 4, 2012
I miss you Bro...Happy Birthday!!! Odessa...Iron Pigs M/C Dixie Chapter
Tony Franks
July 3, 2012
Molly and Piper, we are really thinking about you during this season. One of the proudest days of my life is when Scotty placed those colors on me and made a statement that will ever live in my memory. Scotty (Piper's Dad) was a great and humble man that cared more for others than himself. He took care of my wife as though she were his sister and I will "NEVER FORGET" the friend that he was to me. My only regrets are that we did not get more time together to talk, the times we did were funny, solemn and poignent. He had great love for Molly, was ecstatic about Piper and had a zest for life that was unmatched. All will be remembered, the Tats, the long braided goatee, the bikes and the man he was. Molly, Piper - thanks for allowing us to get to know him, your loss cannot be matched but there will always be a hole in my heart, where he was my friend. Piper, your Dad was a GREAT Man. God bless you both.
Mark Lee IPMC Hoss
December 17, 2011
I wont forget you.
December 16, 2011
Earlier tonight I just happened to be walking around a park in my home town when I saw a memorial stone to Scott overlooking a beautiful still pond. Since it is Memorial Day and I did not know of him I searched on my phone’s internet right there and found this web link. I hope it is not inappropriate for me to post my feelings on here but I am moved by the accomplishments and sacrifice he made in his life. I am saddened for the loss, you, the family and friends of Scott must bear. God bless you all. God bless America.
Joseph Fleming
May 30, 2011
Scott,
It has been about a year and 5 months since you left this world. It is Memorial Day tomorrow. I don't need a special day to think of you, I have memories resurfacing daily. Sometimes sparked by a song, a movie, a stupid saying, or just random thoughts. The pain has been tempered by time. The memories have become more vidid, I guess because of the realization that no new ones will be created. You will always be with me in spirit.
I miss you buddy!
Greg
Greg Johnson
May 29, 2011
Jackie Leverich
May 31, 2010
Dear Mrs. Roberson,
Your entry is poignant and so full of love. It touched me personally as on May 1st, the day of your entry I witnessed the incredibly beatiful wedding of my son and his new bride. Two mothers - one heart so full of joy, the other so full of regret and heartache. As mothers we all share these emotions throughout our lives. And as joyous a day as May 1st was for me, your loss was on my mind as well. My heart ached for you, my friend in motherhood. Not a one of us is promised tomorrow yet we all live as if we are. How can we learn this lesson before it is too late? I am deeply sorry for the loss of your son, Scott and look forward to meeting you in Tolland on June 5th for the Scott Roberson Memorial and Reception.
With sympathy and respect,
Connie Merritt (SaraBeth Nivison's mom)
Connie Merritt
May 18, 2010
Dear Scott, I start thinking of your birth 39 years ago....all the joys and worries of being a new mother...your beautiful smile started way back then and continued on all through your life. I remember the first days of nursery school, kindergarten and every other year and your friendships that you made wherever we made our home. Soccer, ice hockey, basketball, baseball...and traveling to every little town in Connecticut to see your games. Little Amy never missed any of your activities when she was growing up. We are so lucky to have had our times together -- how many hours did we spend on the Georgia front porch, drinking coffee; talking about the world, life, love or just nothing at all. I got a ride on your new motorcycle down to the lake. The 4th of July picnics with your friends and family were so memorable to us -- your friends are the best and I know they will help us tell Piper what a wonderful friend you were and your family will share their stories of her Daddy, too.

I know you told me "no regrets, I'm doing something good for my country." But mothers do have regrets and wonder why. I know you will be the best Guardian Angel for Molly and Piper and we will always be here for them. We will meet again....I love you my son.

Mom
May 1, 2010
In his own words...

"things are great with me and the family..i took the staff job and we are living in (deleted)...we are expecting a little girl in february, so we are super excited about that..i head out for a trip in a few weeks and will be back by the end of january in time for the birth..i will send pictures when she gets here.."

My sympathy and prayers go out to his family. My heart is broken, not only because Southside's presence will be missed, but because Piper did not get to know the man who is her father.
Shadow
February 15, 2010
Scott, from the first time I held you, my sister's first child, to Thanksgiving 2009, I thought you were special. From sharing a ride on "Rosebud" with you in a silly white and blue hat to being a part of your wedding day, I was proud to be your uncle. I remember our ski trips to Vermont. It gave me great pleasure to have you along. I followed your accomplishments and progress from Manchester to Connecticut to Cincinnati to Atlanta and beyond. The people you have touched, family, friends, and strangers are better people now just to have known you. Thanks for being you!
Uncle Jim and Aunt Zelda Kovach
February 9, 2010
Scotty you will be missed dearly and you will never be forgotten! Time spent in your presence was always an honor. Thank you for all you did. My heart aches for your family and Little Piper.
Linda Zollo
February 8, 2010
We miss our dear Nephew Scotty. He was a bright spot in the family. His dedication to family, friends, associates, vocation and country was admired as well as appreciated by so many. He was proud of his achievements and wore his badge of Secial Agent with honor and humility. Scott died doing what he believed to be his duty as an American Patriot. His wife Molly and new daughter Piper should find some comfort in knowing that his special Star joins others who gave their lives protecting us and our country. Rest well "Southside".
Aunt Carole and Uncle Mick Kovach
February 1, 2010
I knew Scott "Southside" from our time together in the CPU in Kosovo. He often helped me and gave me advice. He was a big man and a kind man. Very funny also. Im very proud of him for his service to our country. My prayers and thoughts go out to his family.
Dario Hayes
January 27, 2010
Scott is smart, funny, committed, loving, dedicated, handsome, BRAVE, a true friend and a Mother-in-laws dream. Our family will miss him always but we realize how blessed we were to have him in our family. The love Scott and Molly share will live on in Piper. Scott spent his life protecting others. Now he is in heaven holding his precious daughter and telling her the things he wants her to know. When it is time Scott will bring Piper to Molly and protect them forever.
Nannette Kaiser
January 25, 2010
Harry, Sally, Amy, Molly and Piper,

Scott will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Every time I think of Scott or read an article about him I cry. It is so very heartbreaking, but it gives me some peace knowing he loved his job and was proud to work for the CIA defending his country. I hadn't seen him in years, but my brother Dave kept in touch with him and will miss him very much. Scott is a true Hero.
May God bless you and look after you during this very difficult time.
Theresa (Bachiochi) Allen
January 24, 2010
I am deely saddened by the event that took Scott's life. I never knew him personally, and am honored to have the opportunity to thank his family for his service to our country. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and may you find peace.
Mary Wills
January 22, 2010
I was honored to know the man we called Hottie Scotty and I am just as honored to know his incredible family. How could he have been anything else but a HERO with a family like his. You will be missed always.
Dee Marshall
January 20, 2010
Thank you Mr. Roberson for service to our country. May God bless you and your family. Rest easy patriot while the rest of us carry on in your place.
January 17, 2010
Our family would like to say thank you to Scott and others who have gave everything to protect our freedom and fight evil. Scott touched lives in so many places, and one of those places was the Destin Academy of Mixed Martial Arts where our son spoke very highly of Scott. He will be missed, and remembered.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family.
The Fuller's
Chris, Ted & Teri
Teri Fuller
January 17, 2010
America has lost a true but humble patriot who served in the shadows in far away dangerous lands where others dare not go. Scott was my teammate, a friend, a brother and an honorary member of my family. He will be with me forever and my prayers are with Molly and Piper. Scott "Southside" answered the call for all Americans. God bless!
Tomato Joe
January 16, 2010
Roberson family,

I spent a year in Kosovo, Close Protection Unit, but I never had the privilege to get to know Scott.

Reading here about him, makes it clear to me though, that it´s people like Scott, that make the rest of us love the dawning day, no matter how hard or cold the wind might blow.

My deepest condolences to Scott´s entire family.

Stefan Reinhammar, Gothenburg, Sweden
January 16, 2010
I heard of this site from the Gracie Jiu-Jitsu website. I thank you for your service to our country. God bless your family.Thank you and our other fellow soldiers that wear the uniform and the responsibility!!
Christopher Sinisi
January 16, 2010
As a soldier I did not know Scott, or serve with him, but I morn the loss of a good man and Father. I serve Stateside doing my part, but we must all understand that men and women who are fighting, are fighting for our freedom and way of life.

Hooah!!!!!!! Scott, and your family are in my prayers, but they know heaven will be greatly improved with you being there.
CPL David L. Litts
January 15, 2010
Scotty was a true hero.
My thoughts are with you all.

God Bless
John Galvin
January 15, 2010
My deepest sympathy to Scoots family. My heartfelt gratitude to Scoot for his ultimate sacrifice to his country, and familys like mine. Piper will surley be a blessed person for now she has 2 hearts. Respectfully, Dwayne Verrone {A B.J.J. brother}
Dwayne Verrone
January 15, 2010
January 15, 2010
DEAR PIPER...
Lets just say that youre dad and i were like brothers...who never met,yet he watched over me always,I was blessed by his life.
Today i read about youre dad through a gracie jiu jitsu email it will be read by thousands.. AND DAD WILL INSPIRE US FOREVER, it is one of the most beautiful things i have ever read about on tremendously beautiful and heroic life.
Originally i could not stop crying untill i came to the conclusion that such a beautifully heroic life that watched over us on Earth gets even more beatifull as it watches over us in Heaven.
GOD BLESS YOU.
FRANK FIDEI
January 15, 2010
Molly & Family,
We were so heartbroken for you all when we read about Scott's passing. Our words can't lessen your pain or fill that hole that is now in your hearts. But, we are deeply sorry for your loss. Scott was always so nice when he came into the store for the pool. You guys deeply touched our hearts here. We wish there was something we could do or could say to help. Just keep in your mind all the lives that have been touched by " Your Angel's Words". If we can ever do anything, please let us know.That shoulder to cry on, the punching bag to hit, or just someone to scream at we are here. You will always be in our thoughts,hearts, & prayers. May God Bless you all. Amanda & Katie Pensacola Pools
Pensacola Pools
January 15, 2010
I have the privilege of calling Scott a brother in GJJ. My wife and mine's prays are with you and your family. My wife is also a service member of the United States and we both thank him for his service.
J T
January 15, 2010
Harry and Sally, We were so sorry to hear about Scott. We really did not know him, but he sounds like a remarkable person. Please accept our deepest sympathy. Gary and Vera
January 14, 2010
We don't quite know what to say, because words can never express the heartache we all feel. We are blessed to be your family. With our heart, mind & soul - all of you are in our deepest prayers.

Here is your late Grandpa's favorite prayer to our "Blessed Virgin Mary". I pray for her mantle of protection over you & Piper. Draw strength from her love, her courage as a Mother & her devotion to you as a Mother. God Bless you Molly! We love you!!

The "Memorare"
Remember , O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, and sought thine intercession, was left unaided. Inspired with this confdence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To thee I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate! despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear & answer me. Amen

God's Peace & Love,
Aunt Teresa, Uncle Steve, Stephanie, Ben, Andrew & Lauren
O'Bryan
January 13, 2010
I was good friends with Scott both at Sycamore and after college, we always had a good time. He had just gotten back in touch with me and I was looking forward to reconnecting with him. All I can say is that I'm proud to say I knew him and call him a friend.
Robert Reid
January 12, 2010
I had the honor to call Scott my brother as he was a fraternity brother of mine at Florida State. The last time I saw him was at CJ's in Tallahassee, he wa sstill in the Academy in Atlanta and I had just begun working for the Thomasville PD.
I believe the last words I ever said to him were "stay safe brother". Now my hearts breaks in saying "Rest in Peace Brother"
Steve Mauro
January 12, 2010
Scotty,
I love you brother. I know you are now safe in God's arms.
Kelley Castell
January 12, 2010
We only had to meet Scott one time (at his and Molly's wedding)but that one time was all it took. God Bless you Scott and that of your wonderful family. Thank you for making our niece so wonderfully happy while you were together.
John & Nancy Kaiser
January 11, 2010
Scott was a great person and hero. I am grateful to have known him as a friend, teammate, and classmate from Tolland. Our deepest sympathy to the entire Roberson family.
Don and Kelly Holmes
January 11, 2010
Harry,Sally,Amy,Molly & Family, Friends;

Scott has left an imprint on many hearts including ours. He makes us want to do more, to not waste a moment God has given to us, to make it count. In that way, he continues to do good work.

The memorial service was beautiful and we are very humbled and proud to have been in attendance and had the privilege of meeting some of his friends and comrades.

We will hold Scott and all of you in a special place in our hearts forever.

Our deepest sympathy and love.
Janet (Greene) and Tom Antal
January 11, 2010
Brother Southside,
I pray that, in time, God will touch Molly and Pipers hearts to ease their pain. Thank you for your service and giving it your all. In valor there is hope.
Casper
Extorris Chapter, IPMC
January 11, 2010
I will miss you Brother. I will always cherish the memories of your smile, your laugh and the love you had for the Iron Pig Nation. Thank you for your service to this great country. God bless America.

Worm/Pres
Hog Mtn. Ga, IPMC
January 11, 2010
Dear Harry and Sally, our deepest sympathy in the loss of your son, Scott. What a wonderful young man you raised. We were so honored to be present for his memorial service and hear his friends and family talk about how much he meant to them. Scott will be deeply missed. God bless you and keep you.
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Our sincerest sympathy is extended to Scott's wife, daughter, and family. We met Scott briefly as a young boy when his family purchased our home in Tolland, Connecticut, as we were in the process of moving our family to Virginia. While we didn't know him personally, we know men of his caliber and are eternally grateful for Scott's dedication to the security of our country. Our words are inadequate, but we hope that, in some small way, it will take the edge off your sadness to know that our prayers are with you, not just now but in the years ahead.

God bless.
Warren & Barbara Standley
January 10, 2010
My deepest condolences to Scott’s wife Molly, family and friends. I knew Scott in Kosovo. My late husband and I were amongst his housemates in Pristina.as well as (Derek Walker, Dave Drummond, Charlie Rowntree & John Clegg) who would like to express their condolences to your loss. I also know how difficult things will be for Molly as my husband died in May 2009 just 1 week before our baby girl was born. Make each day count..
Julie Park
January 10, 2010
I worked with Scott just before he deployed. He was a great guy who will be truly missed. We thank you for his service. God bless
Lee
January 9, 2010
HARRY, Sally, AMY,and Molly,
It has taken me some time to express how my heart is breaking for all of you. Scott was a very special person.I knew that the firsT time I met him when he came to stay with us when he frist got out of college.I knew then that he was destined for great things.Although I had not seen him for awhile I kept up with him through Kel,Charolette, and Dan. I remember the fun times Scott, Kel and Greg had with us in New Orleans. Muddy shoes in my bathroom after a concert in City Park, getting lost in the French Quarter during Mardi Gras,sleeping on the floor in my den and eating Taco Bell for breakfast. These are great memories and he held a special place in my heart. Over the years I have kept up with his every move and was thrilled when he met and married Molly. I was looking forward to someday meeting both Molly and Piper. It is comforting to know that Piper will know what true hero her Dad is.
Just know that my heartfelt prayers are with you today and the difficult days ahead.
And thank you Scotty for being "OUR GREAT AMERICAN HERO, OUR GENTLE GIANT"
ELLA CAILLOUET
January 9, 2010
One of the best guys I have ever had the honor to work with. A truly brave man and great friend. You will be missed bro.
January 9, 2010
As a CIA wife, I am sorry for your loss and so very thankful for your husband's service to his country in so many ways. He has made the world safer for not only your daughter Piper but for all the children including my own. Thank you. God's peace and strength to you as your grieve. -It could have been me.
January 9, 2010
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in this very sorrowful time. Scott was a real hero in our eyes.

Mr. and Mrs. Mike Beadle
January 9, 2010
Crushed at his loss. Scotty was one of my most trusted friends and teammates for more than a decade. Part of me has been lost with him.

30 Dec. 2009. Never Forget.
A.
January 9, 2010
Our Sincere Sympathy to all of Scott's family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God Bless You Always.
The Garritano Family: Ralph & Liz(Horvath) and their children and families: Debbie(Cliff), Sue(Rod), Steve(Caroline), Janice(Tony), Mary(Mike), Judy(Mitch) and Joe(Paula)
Judy Ware
January 9, 2010
I learned of Scott's death yesterday. I never knew him personally, but I share some similarities. I'm a Nole and reside in Atlanta now. A close friend of mine was a Phi Delt at FSU when Scott was. As a veteran of our armed forces and a proud American, I have the utmost respect for what Scott did....sacrificed his life to presrve our freedom. God bless the Roberson family. Thank you Scott. You'll always be a hero.
Greg Allagood
January 9, 2010
Dear Mr. Scott Michael Roberson,

Although, I never had a chance to meet you Scott, I take stock in knowing that we Americans live in a safer place because of you and others like you. I just wanted to say Thank You.

To the family and friends of Scott Roberson-

I'm deeply moved by this one mans' dedication to country. May Piper one day fully understand why her dad watches’ her only from Heaven. Dear Lord, help Piper, Molly and their families make it through the tough times ahead. Amen

Piper, your dad was a special man. His inner strength is IN you, whether you believe it or not. Your father provided safety and security to countless people in this world so we all may live free without fear.

I close with a couple quotes:

"Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and success of liberty."

"And, when he shall die, Take him and cut him out in little stars, And he will make the face of Heaven so fine That all the world will be in love with night And pay no worship to the garish sun."

January 9th, 2010 at 11am. My heartfelt condolences to all.
Ohio Resident
January 9, 2010
SouthSide will be missed but his sacrifice and his spirit will always live on. Scott was a gentle-giant, a professional and a true patriot. A sad day for us all. My condolences to his family and dear friends, Scott was one of the best... and I know you are all proud and I pray Piper will grow to know her father in a special way.

-runner
cleveland/dc
runner
January 9, 2010
I knew Scott well. We served together in Zone-1 APD and helped break him in when he was a rookie. Scott also worked with me on several extra jobs I managed. Scott was just as loyal, committed, and professional in the early days that he was till the very end. Scott's warm and sincere personality was what amplified his other character and leadership traits. His work ethic set him apart from others too. Leaving Atlanta and re-entering the Marine Corps, I lost touch with Scott and many other fine officers in Atlanta. I regret that. Having served in Iraq and dealing with DSS and others I am confident that Scott gained a reputation for courage and competence that led him to start protecting CIA leaders in places like Khost. Scott’s duty was to protect people and that is exactly what he did! No doubt on other missions he did many dangerous things too. Humble and Honorable men will never tell, but we all know! God Bless Scott and the Roberson Family. Semper Fidelis, Chief Warrant Officer 3 William Hanrahan, USMC
William Hanrahan
January 9, 2010
Dear Family,
My Dad (Robert Greene) and Scott's Dad were cousins. Although I did not know Scott, I wish I had. I do remember one time we were all at Great Grandma and Grandpa Roberson's farm. He sounds remarkable... I have read many articles in many different papers about Scott and they all express what a great man he was. You all and his future daughter have much to be proud of. With sincere sympathy, Lisa Greene- Rogers
Lisa Rogers
January 9, 2010
I had known of Scott/Southside for years, but it was only until recently that I had the pleasure of meeting him. I knew of his vast background yet he was still willing to learn at any chance that he was given. He had a remarkable personality, and it positively affected everyone around him. Thrash, Flounder, and myself (Morgan) had just gone out to lunch together to share some laughs before he made his way to Afghanistan. It still has not sunk in. My condolences. You will all be in my thoughts and prayers. To his family, thank you for sharing him with us. He will always be a quiet professional and a true American hero. God bless!
Jon M.
January 9, 2010
Harry and Sally- I am so sorry for your loss. There is nothing more devastating to a parent than the death of a child. Having experienced that myself almost four years ago with my own son I know the pain you are experiencing. Take heart in the fact that Scott was able to leave behind a piece of himself in your little granddaughter. There are no rules on grieving a child-do what you need to do for you. Your cousin, Paula Ignizio.
Paula Ignizio
January 8, 2010
Scott lived his life with great purpose. He made a difference.

"When you were born, you cried
and the world rejoiced.
Live your life
so that when you die,
the world cries and you rejoice."

White Elk

The world is crying Scott..till we meet again.
David Johnson
January 8, 2010
The Bellaire Chapter of the Warthogs MC sends their thoughts,prayers, and condolences.......
January 8, 2010
Does anyone know where the Memorial will be held at ?

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B. Moore
January 8, 2010
Dear Roberson Family,
We hold you in our hearts and prayers in your time of grief.

We would also like to "Thank You" for sharing Scott with us as he worked to make our world a better and safer place.

Someone sent us this poem while we were
grieving the loss of our loved one. We hope its brings you some comfort.

I did not die.
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there,I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn's rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
of quiet birds in circle flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there, I did not die.

Author Unknown


From friends of Greg Johnson
Austin & Cynthia Turner
January 8, 2010
I'm so sorry for your loss. Words can never express my sympathy, nor ease your burden today. I took this picture of Scott and Kelley the day Scott arived in AF. I only met him briefly, but felt as if I knew him from the stories Kelley told. He spoke so highly of him. You could tell he was so very proud of his brother. Who he was as a friend and patriot was obvious. May you all be comforted by those who knew and loved him. His sacrifice is not in vain.
Patty Collins
January 8, 2010
Winston Churchill once said, "Never in the field of human conflict has so much been owed by so many to so few." I can't imagine that being more true right here and right now. I think we all know the debt we owe to Scott, his family, and the men and women who do the jobs that most of us can't or won't can never be repaid.

I hope that recognition bring his family some peace in this terrible time.
James Palczynski
January 8, 2010
Scott and I grew up together, neighbors. Even though it was years ago, the adventures we shared as grade-school aged children remain clear. Scott’s property had this awesome rock formation; at that time it seemed like a cliff (we were small enough then to literally climb it with ropes). Those were the days when kids liked to play outside, and it always revolved around that cliff… tree forts, bike trails, and of course sledding down the cliff.

About 5 years ago I learned of Scott's Agency involvement. Inside I knew he was the right guy to fit that mold.

With a sense of pride, I am glad to have memories growing up with Scott and the fun times we shared. Yet within that same breath of remembrance, it is sad to see how things have changed.

To Scott and his family, cheers. You are not forgotten.

V/R,

-- Krusty
Roger Krasusky
January 8, 2010
Dear Robersons;

I was a classmate of Scott's in Tolland. I hade the pleasure to meet him what a wonderful person he was. I copy this poem with love and prayers to you. God Bless
To my dearest family, some things Id like to say. But first of all, to let you know, that I arrived okay. I’m writing this from heaven. Here I dwell with God above. Here, there are no more tears of sadness; here is just eternal love. Please do not be unhappy just because I’m out of sight. Remember that I am with you every morning, noon and night. That day I had to leave you when my life on earth was through. God picked me up and hugged me and, I welcome you. Its good to have you back again, you were missed while you were gone. As for your dearest family, they’ll be here later on. I need you here so badly, you are part of my plan. There is so much that we can do, to help our mortal man. God gave me a list of things that he wished for me to do. And foremost on the list, was to watch and care for you. And when you lie in bed at night the days chores put to flight. God and I are closest to you in the middle of the night. When you think of my life on earth, and all those loving years. Because you are only human, they are bound to bring you tears. But do not be afraid to cry; it does relieve the pain. Remember there would be no flowers, unless there was some rain. I wish that I could tell you all that God has planned. If I were to tell you , you wouldn’t understand. But one thing is for certain, though my life on earth is over. I’m closer to you now, than I ever was before. There are rocky roads ahead of you and many hills to climb; but together we can do it by taking one day at a time. It was always my philosophy and I’d like it for you too; That as you give unto the world, the world will give to you. If you can help somebody who is in sorrow and pain; then you can say to God at night.... My day was not in vain. And now I am contented... that my life was worthwhile. Knowing as I passed along the way I made A LOT of PEOPLE smile. So if you meet somebody who is sad and feeling low; just lend a hand to pick him or her up, as on your way you go. When you’re walking down the street and you’ve got me on your mind; I’m walking in your footsteps only a half a step behind, And when its time for you to go from that body to be free. Remember you’re not going...you’re coming here to me.(Ruth Ann Mahaffey)
Dawn DeCarli Theroux
Dawn DeCarli Theroux
January 8, 2010
My condolences to Scott's family and my undying respect and gratitude for his service to our country.
James Ignizio
January 8, 2010
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