Michael John Roman
Michael John Roman
  • September 8, 1941 - November 7, 2016
  • Trophy Club, Texas

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Captain Michael J Roman was born in Detroit, Michigan. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in November 1963 as a Hospitalman, and was sent to recruit training in San Diego, California. After attending Hospital Corps School and Pharmacy Technician School in San Diego, he was assigned to Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, California. Subsequent assignments included Marine Air Group 12, Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam; and Marine Corps Air Station, Santa Ana, California.

In 1970, Captain Roman was commissioned an Ensign, Medical Service Corps. Subsequent assignments included Chief, Special Services, Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia; Medical Administrative Officer, USS Independence (CV-62); Chief Material Division, Naval Regional Medical Center, Camp Pendleton, California; Commanding Officer, Medical Logistics Company, First Fleet Service Group, Camp Pendleton, California; Planning Officer, Fleet Hospital Support Office, Alameda, California; Medical Logistics Chief, Office of the Navy Surgeon General, Washington, DC; and Executive Officer and Officer in Charge, Medical Treatment Facility, USNS Mercy (T-AH 19). He assumed duties as Executive Officer, Naval Hospital Twenty-nine Palms in October 1992.

Captain Roman is a graduate of the Naval School of Health Care Administration. He has a Bachelors of Science degree in Health Care Administration from George Washington University, Washington DC; and a Maters of Science Degree in Management from the Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, California.

Captain Roman’s decorations include the Meritorious Service Medal with two gold stars, Combat Action Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Citation with two stars, Meritorious Unit Citation with star, Navy “E” ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal with star, Vietnam Service Medal with Fleet Marine Force Combat Operation Insignia with four stars, Southwest Asia Service Medal with two stars, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation, the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, and the Kuwait Liberation Medal. He is authorized to wear aircrew insignia.

Captain Roman is preceded in death by his parents, Michael and Margaret Roman, his brother Raymond, and his sister Margaret Susan. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Carol, his sisters Nancy Roman Colombo (Paul) and Rozanne Roman (Jerry). And his daughters, Jeannette Roman and Nicole Gibbs and their children Aubrey, Zachary, Aaron, and Karlie.