Over the past 100 years, Roger Atkins has been on quite the adventure!

Roger was born in the big city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on July 6, 1919. Roger recalled his first job, which was making nuts and bolts, followed by working at the Pittsburg Steel Mill.

Roger is a graduate from Perdue, with a degree in metellurgy. He also worked a summer as a lumber jack up north, and then settled down for a career with the U.S. Government, retiring in his mid-60s.

Roger is a Veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in both World War II and Vietnam. He has been a resident of his favorite little town, Detour, for 50 years. He has three children—two sons and a daughter—plus two grandchildren. He enjoys getting his exercise at physical therapy, and spending time calling and speaking with his sweetheart of 35 years, Darleen.

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