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3rd ESC command sergeant major dies

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By Jeff D'Alessio

Command Sgt. Maj. Karl A. Roberts Sr., senior enlisted adviser of the 3rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), died Monday of natural causes while on leave at his residence in Georgia.

Roberts, 51, a native of Hawkinsville, Ga., is survived by his wife, four sons and two daughters.

Prior to assuming his position in the 3rd ESC, Roberts was assigned to the 8th Army, Yongsan, Korea, U.S. Army Garrison, Fort McPherson, Ga., 7th Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, N.C., 39th Transportation Battalion, Kaiserslautern, Germany, and U.S. Special Operations Command/Joint Special Operations Command. His civilian education included a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice. Roberts earned several awards including the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star (with three oak-leaf clusters) and the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

Memorial service arrangements are being made and will be released at a later date.