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Family of Bobby Ray ROBERTS (164) & Peggy Ruth TATE

277. Diana Gail ROBERTS. Born on 20 Mar 1954 in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1999. Occupation: School teacher, Clarksburg, 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee.

On 2 Jun 1972 when Diana Gail was 18, she first married Jerry Thomas McDANIEL, son of Thomas Earl McDANIEL (10 Oct 1927-) & Brooksie PENDERGRASS (23 Jan 1928-19 Jan 2008), in Wildersville, Henderson County, Tennessee. Born on 25 Jan 1953 in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee. Jerry Thomas was baptized in Carroll Lake, Carroll County, Tennessee. Resided in Heidelberg, Germany in Jan 1994. Resided in Fort Meade, Maryland in Jan 1996. Resided in Stuttgart, Germany in Jan 2001. Resided in Grafenwoehr, Bavaria, Germany in Jan 2003. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1960. Resided in 13th District, Carroll County, Tennessee in 1970. Education: Master of Science, Secondary Education, University of Tennessee at Martin. Religion: Clarksburg Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Clarksburg, Tennessee. They were divorced on 22 Mar 1983 in Huntingdon, Carroll County, Tennessee.


Colonel McDaniel graduated from The University of Tennessee as a Distinguished Military Graduate with a Bachelor of Science Degree in July 1976 and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant of Armor. Following completion of the Armor Officers Basic Course, he was assigned in August 1977 to the Tennessee Army National Guard with duty at 30th Separate Armored Brigade (SAB). He served as a tank platoon leader, cavalry platoon leader, troop executive officer, and battalion adjutant. After graduating from the Armor Officers Advance Course at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in July 1983, he returned to the 30th SAB to serve as a tank company commander

Following his command tour in the Tennessee National Guard, he was reassigned to the 2-68 Armor Regiment in Germany. He served for 30 months as a primary and special staff officer. After successful completion of this assignment, he served as an Assistant Professor of Military Science (APMS) at his alma mater, the University of Tennessee. Concurrently serving as an APMS, he completed the Combined Arms and Services Staff School, Command and General Staff College, and a Master of Science Degree.

Following his APMS assignment, he reported to National Guard Bureau in 1989 and served as Manpower Management Officer. In August 1991, he was reassigned to United States Army Europe in Heidelberg, Federal Republic of Germany, to serve as the Deputy Army National Guard Adviser. In August 1994, he returned to National Guard Bureau to serve as the Branch Chief, Standards Branch, Full Time Support Division.

After two years, he was reassigned to Headquarters, United States European Command (USEUCOM). While at USEUCOM, his assignments included serving as the Army National Guard LNO to the George C. Marshall Center in Garmisch, NATO Partnership for Peace Joint Chiefs of Staff Exercise Officer in EUCOM ECJ37, Executive Officer in EUCOM Directorate of Mobilization and Reserve Components Operations Division, and National Guard Bureau LNO to the Director, ECJ4. Colonel McDaniel departed EUCOM in March 2001 and is assigned as the Senior Reserve Component Adviser to the Commander, 7th Army Training Command.

Colonel McDaniel's awards and decorations include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal/with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Meritorious Service Medal/with one Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal with Silver Oak Leaf, Joint Meritorious Unit Award (2nd Oak leaf Cluster), National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve medal with Hour Glass, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon (Num 4). Colonel McDaniel is a graduate of the Air War College.

They had one child:
i. Jeremy Thomas. Born on 2 Jan 1982 in Jackson, Madison County, Tennessee. Resided in Henderson County, Tennessee in 1999. Education: As of 2001, enrolled as a Sophomore at Union University, in Jackson, Tennessee.

Diana Gail second married Leon COLLINS.

278. Tony ROBERTS. Occupation: Brick Mason.

Tony married Deborah MOORE.

They had the following children:
i. Amanda.

ii. Jessica.

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