Roy Eugene Roe was the son of Charles Ondoff Roe and Mossie Artilia Harmon. He married Ruth Adeline Pierce on 20 January 1951.

Corporal Roe was a member of the 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division. He was Killed in Action while fighting the enemy in North Korea on September 12, 1951.

Corporal Roe was awarded the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantrymans Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

A Silver Star was presented to Mrs. Ruth A. Roe, of Goin, for her husband, the late Corporal Roy E. Roe, in front of the courthouse at Tazewell on January 30, 1952. Corporal Roe distinguished himslf for gallantry in action on September 12, 1951, near Taeusan, Korea. The presentation was made by Colonel Jonathan H. Michael, ROTC professor of Military Science and tactics at the University of Tennessee.

  • Rank: Corporal
  • Date of birth:
  • 24 April 1932
  • Date of death: 12 September 1951
  • County: Union
  • Hometown: Sharps Chapel
  • Service Branch: Army
  • Division/Assignment: 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division
  • Conflict: Korean War
  • Awards: Silver Star, Purple Heart, Combat Infantrymans Badge, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic of Korea War Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Taylor's Grove Cemetery, Union County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar XXI, Top Panel
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