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.
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. / +