Tributes & Vigils Category: US Marine
Name: Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts
From: Bear, Del.
Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines, 1st Marine Division, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
Incident: Marine Lance Cpl. Anthony P. Roberts was killed April 6 by hostile fire in Anbar province, Iraq.
Funeral held for Delaware Marine killed in Iraq
By Randall Chase
NEW CASTLE, Del. — With his T-ball bat and baseball caps just a few paces from his flag-draped coffin, 18-year-old Anthony P. Roberts was memorialized Wednesday as a loving son, brother and friend, and a dedicated Marine who died fighting for his country.
The Delaware teenager was one of several Marines killed in combat in Ramadi, Iraq, on April 6, barely six months after he graduated from boot camp and less than eight weeks after he arrived in Iraq.
About 300 people turned out under rainy skies Wednesday to pay their last respects to “Little Tony,” a lance corporal who graduated from Middletown High School last year.