picspam: band of brothers

Originally posted by prettiestcaptain

Some facts on smol baby Roe. He quit school while still in Elementary years. Roe had no experience in medical care and still worked hard to become a medic. He could tell if a wound qualified a man for a Purple Heart while still attending to another person and barely looking at you. He injured his leg in a jump into the Netherlands, but still continued on.

Roe was allegedly supposed to be married on June 6, 1944 to his British girlfriend, Vera. That did not happen due to the fact he jumped in D-Day. He later married her during June of 1945 and had left the company for a bit, before they reached Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. The men of Easy Company stole him some silverware for a wedding gift. Roe eventually donated that to a museum.

He was not given much credit for his work. It was said he was always where he was needed and no one knew how he got to every place. He was recommended for a silver star but the recommendation was cast aside.

After the war, Roe had three children, two daughters and one son, and got a divorce to Vera after 27 years. He married again 5 years later.

SMOL BABY ROE DESERVED MORE

Originally posted by monkeyfromarctic

Hey! I was just wondering if you could do one of those amazing video headcannons thing for Perconte? Please? - @lovingunderratedcharacters 

-thank you so much!! i really appreciate it! xx

You: Hey guys, we’re heading ou-

Luz: *nervously* Hey (Y/N).

Perconte: We have an explanation.

You: …I want an explanation and then I don’t.

You: And we all await silently for Shifty to make his amazing shot and catch everyone dinner.

Perconte: Shhh (Y/N), you’re gonna scare it away. Do you have to make a commentary on everything?

You: How else are we supposed to make you interesting?

You: Ah, yes. Nothing like curling up with a book in the middle of the war.

Perconte: *looks up at you* You have a better idea?

You: Nope. *sits beside him and lean your head back* Read aloud, you have a good voice.

Perconte: *half smile* Was that a compliment?

You: *smile teasingly* I don’t hear any reading, Frank.

You: *smiles* Look it’s our favorite midget. How’s your ass doing?

Perconte: It’s great. Why don’t you come check it out?

You: Watch it, Perconte. The other cheek might be getting a bullet soon.

theguardian.com
Donald Malarkey dies aged 96
The second world war veteran was a member of Easy Company, whose recollections of fighting Nazi in Europe were later dramatized for HBO

Donald Malarkey, a Second World War soldier who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-day, has died. He was 96.

Malarkey was one of several members of Easy Company to be portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He died on Saturday in Salem, Oregon, of age-related causes, his son-in-law John Hill said on Sunday.

Malarkey fought across France, the Netherlands and Belgium and with Easy Company fought off Nazi advances while surrounded at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

He was often praised for his actions during the war. In 2009, he was presented with the Légion d’Honneur – the highest honor awarded by the French government.

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Ronald Speirs: You know why you hid in that ditch, Blithe? [I was scared.] We were all scared. You hid in that ditch because you think there’s still hope. But, Blithe… the only hope you have is to accept the fact that you’re already dead. And the sooner you accept that, the sooner you’ll be able to function as a soldier’s supposed to function. Without mercy. Without compassion. Without remorse. All war depends upon it. / +