U.S. Army officer. Born–September 21, 1921, Montevallo. Parents– Walter R. and Clara E. Adkins. Married– Jacquelyn Boyette. Education– U. S. Military Academy, graduated 1945; University of Alabama, M. A., 1956; Ph. D., 1981. United States Army, 1945-1975; served in World War II, the Korean conflict, and the Vietnam War; retired with the rank of Colonel, 1975. Member Rotary Club, Cattlemen’s Association. Awarded several military medals, including the Gallantry Cross with Gold Star and the Legion of Merit. Died December 4, 2011.
Sammie Cockrell [nephew of Walter R. Roberts]
Obituary, Birmingham News, December 6, 2011.
Political Development of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. M. A. Thesis, University of Alabama, 1956.
Organizational Tolerance of Creativity and Innovation; A Comparative Study of Military Organizations. Ph. D. dissertation, University of Alabama, 1981.
Struggling into War. AuthorHouse, 2006.
Walking Home from Rock Island. AuthorHouse, 2003.