A former Army officer who spent his days cleaning up a chemical spill in Ohio says he will never forget the smell of the gas that killed his wife and three children.
“My father was one of those guys who did the cleanup and he was the one who said, ‘Get on the road and help me clean up the mess,'” said Robert Roscoe, now 81.
“And I said, OK, I’m going to get off the road, but I’ll be there.”
“Dinner Parties” was a family sitcom starring Roscoe’s father, Frank, in 1959.
The sitcom, which aired until 1978, was an important moment in Roscoes life, he said.
It helped him become a better man.
“Dinning Parties” is still remembered fondly by his family.
“It was the first sitcom that I was exposed to where I could say, ‘Hey, my dad is a great man,'” Roscoe said.
“I learned a lot about myself, about how to be a man.
He taught me how to live my life.
I was a pretty messed up person.”
The father of three has been a fixture on television for more than 60 years, and is now a nationally syndicated talk show host.
His son Robert, now 86, also grew up in Ohio and is a radio personality, a former soldier and the author of “The World of Roscoe.”
“He was a true pioneer in our state,” Roscoe remembered.
“He lived it, he made it work, and he died doing it.”
The family’s home was built in the 1800s in Rosendale, Ohio, and has been owned by the Roscoes ever since.
Robert has a doctorate in medicine and is also a retired pilot.
The Roscoe’s oldest son, Richard, retired as a pilot and now runs a business with his father.
Richard, who is 83, also lives in Ohio.
The family has been involved in a number of charitable endeavors, including a national network that trains pilots in the use of GPS and other navigation devices, as well as an organization that raises money for veterans.
The Roscoe family has raised over $1 million for veterans’ charities.
Roscoe was a member of the U.S. Army for 15 years and served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, then went to the U,S.
Air Force Reserve and worked as a civilian pilot.
He served in Vietnam, Laos and Panama.
“When I first saw him on TV, I was so happy,” Roswell said.
He had just turned 21.
“He was an absolute fighter,” said his mother, Donna Roscoe.
“His ability to be able to walk up to a person, even a dog or a bird or whatever, and make sure that person was safe was unbelievable.”
Roscoe served in Afghanistan and was wounded in the line of duty in 1995 when a roadside bomb exploded near his home.
He was awarded the Bronze Star Medal.
He returned to Ohio to care for his two children and retired as an Army colonel in 2008.
“That was the end of it,” Rosco said.
“My dad was an amazing human being,” he said of his late father.
“But he had his problems.”
The couple met while working in a grocery store in Cincinnati.
“We were in the same area, just a little more distant, and I saw him in the grocery store and we hit it off,” Roscom said.
They married in 1967.
He died in 2012, after a lengthy battle with cancer.
Roscoe says his dad was a good man, but that the former Army captain had a “fiery streak.”
“I have never been able to shake it,” he added.
“This is the man that I grew up with.
My dad was someone that had his own way of doing things.
He believed that he was right.
I don’t think he ever really gave up on anybody.”
Robert Roscoe has been active in local politics, serving in the state Senate for four terms and serving as Ohio’s chief justice.
Roscom also has been an advocate for veterans, particularly those who served in World War I and World War 2.
“I don’t feel that I’ve had any political victories,” Rossel said.
Rosco served in Iraq with the U.,S.
Marines and retired from the U of A as a teacher.
He is a member to the Ohio chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, and in 2014, the Roscoe House Foundation launched an annual fund-raising event to honor veterans and their families.
The show also featured a woman named Dolly, who was born in a military family in the Ural Mountains.
She went to live with her mother in Ohio after her father was killed in Iraq.
Dolly’s mother, who now lives in Michigan, was a Navy officer.
She served in Kuwait and Afghanistan, and worked for the Defense Department.