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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.

2LT Roy Gates turns 90
26 July 2011, 20:15
Filed under: 101st, Band of Brothers, Officers, Veterans, WWII | Tags: , ,

2LT Roy Gates must have gotten around a lot as a young man, even before he helped defeat the Germans in World War II. He was born in New York, enlisted in the Army in Texas and is now retired in Florida. Here’s wishing a happy birthday to Lieutenant Gates, who just turned 90.

Hat tip to Mooch, who leads the Easy Company reenactors.

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