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Roy Gates passes away
20 February 2013, 08:14
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Sadly, 2LT Roy Gates passed away earlier this month. We’d celebrated both his service in E/506 (Easy Company) and his 90th birthday in the early days of this blog.

In Stars and Stripes, they note that young Lieutenant Gates was put in charge of a stash of fine wine and liquor at Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. He was apparently the right man for the job. “What did I do with it?” Gates said in an interview in 2011. “Drank it.”

Joe Muccia and Phil Russo passed along the sad news via Facebook.

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