Eugene Roe

Eugene Gilbert "Doc" Roe Sr. (October 17, 1921 - December 30, 1998) was an American soldier who served during World War II and fought with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne. He was portrayed by actor Shane Taylor in the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers.

Eugene was born in Bayou Chene, Louisiana, a son of Ed Roe and Maud Verret, and was one of Easy Company's medics. He was a participant in D-Day, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge. Eugene Roe died in 1998 of cancer. In the Band of Brothers miniseries, episode 6, called Bastogne, is told from his point of view. Roe was half-Cajun.

He and his ex-wife, Vera, had three children, two daughters, Maxine and Marlene, and a son, Eugene Jr., six grandchildren, Kyle and Derek Tircuit, Christopher and Ryan Langlois and Greg and Michelle Roe, as well as two stepddaughters Mel Timberlake and Margaret Wendt, a stepson Danny Williams, seven stepgrandchildren including Michael and Jill Edwards, William Wendt and Daniel, Jay Williams and Jody Williams and several stepgreat-grandchildren.

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