Retired Navy Reserve Cdr. Roger W. Yeomans, 81, who served as a supply corps officer in the Pacific in World War II, died of cardiorespiratory arrest Monday at the Bethesda Naval Medical Center.
He was in charge of supplies at Espiritu Santo in the Coral Sea when the 7th Fleet moved up there from Guadalcanal, bringing with it an unexpected demand for supplies. Cdr. Yeomans later was awarded the Bronze Star "for his resourcefulness in properly anticipating the victorious fleet's logistics requirements."
After the war, he served in the logistics planning unit in the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations here until retiring for physical disability in 1951.
Cdr. Yeomans was born in Bristol, Conn. He served in the Army Signal Corps in World War I and participated with the 1st Division in two major campaigns in France.He joined the Navy Reserves after the war and was called to active duty in 1940.
Between the wars, Cdr. Yeoman had held various positions with the federalgovernment. After leaving military service, he was Washington representative for AT&T and later worked for an executives' placement bureau here.
He also operated cattle farms near Centreville, Va., and Clifton, Va., which he gave up about 10 years ago, when he moved to Arlington.
Cdr. Yeomans was a member of the Army and Navy Club and the Army Navy Country Club.
He is survived by his wife, Constance P., of the home in Arlington.