MG George Rogers Robertson

George Rogers Robertson, Major General, U.S. Army (Ret.) passed away Saturday, July 6, 2019, at the age of 84.

MG Robertson served 31 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as the assistant chief of engineers. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1958 and served two tours in Vietnam. He commanded at many levels, including the 36thEngineer Battalion in Vietnam; Engineer District in Anchorage, Alaska; the MX Missile Program at Norton AF Base, Calif.; the U.S. Army Engineer Middle East Division in Saudi Arabia; and the North Pacific Engineer Division in Portland, Ore.

Upon retirement from the military, MG Robertson served as the associate director and deputy project manager for the Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory project in Waxahachie, Texas. He subsequently became the associate director for operations at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Ill.

MG Robertson and his wife, Gale, retired to Lake Monticello in Palmyra, Va., in 2001. In June 2017 they relocated to The Fairfax Retirement Community at Fort Belvoir, Va.

MG Robertson is survived by his wife of 61 years, Gale Babcock Robertson; son COL (USA-Ret) Russell and his wife LTC (USA-Ret) Susan of Fairfax Station, Va.; son Randall and wife June of Rockledge, Fla.; daughter Christina Paxson of Troy, Va.; daughter Robin Von Tagen of Brentwood, Tenn.; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held at noon on July 20 at the Palmyra United Methodist Church at 258 Palmyra Way, Palmyra, Va. He will be buried at a date to be determined at the Arlington National Cemetery with military honors. Visit for more information.

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