CLAREMORE — They honored a patriot and a man here Saturday.

The patriot you might have known about. Marshal D. Roberts, a 28-year-old Air National Guard technical sergeant from Owasso, died as a result of a rocket attack on Camp Taji in Iraq March 11.

Roberts was an exemplary serviceman, said those who gathered for his memorial service Saturday morning at the Claremore Expo Center.

“I was Marshal’s first training manager,” Master Sgt. David Hugueley said. “I’ve been in the military a lot longer. I’m a little older. But I learned so much from him. He was intelligent. He was very hard-working. He never had a bad day.”

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