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Old 27-06-2015, 06:08 PM   #53
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Doc Roe, Gene..
Augusta Chiwy (born 1921) is a retired Belgian nurse who served as a volunteer during the siege of Bastogne.. She worked with US Army doctor John "Jack" Prior and fellow Belgian nurse Renee Lemaire, treating injured soldiers during the Battle of the Bulge..On 16 December 1944, the day the Germans launched their offensive, Chiwy returned to her family in Bastogne for Christmas. At that time the town seemed safely in American hands, but within days was surrounded by German troops advancing into Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.. Chiwy attended to civilian and military casualties with her uncle, a doctor, until 21 December, when she volunteered to serve as a nurse at the first-aid station of the 20th Armored Infantry Battalion, 10th Armored Division, commanded by Dr. John Prior. Chiwy worked at the aid station in the Rue Neufchateau, and even donned an Army uniform in order to go out into the field to collect the wounded while under fire...On 24 December 1944, the first aid station was hit by a German bomb, killing over 30 wounded men and another volunteer nurse Renee Lemaire.. Chiwy was with Prior in an adjoining building and was blown through a wall, but survived unhurt.. She continued to assist the American forces until the siege was finally lifted two days later..

Band of Brothers - Chocolat pour vous ..

Eugene Roe was born in Bayou Chene, Louisiana, to Ed Roe and Maud Verret. The Roe family moved to Morgan City, Louisiana later..Roe enlisted on December 12, 1942, in Lafayette, Louisiana..Roe was one of Easy Company's medics.. While stationed in Aldbourne, England, Roe met his first wife Vera.. (Their wedding was set for June 6, 1944, but had to be postponed because of D-Day, when Roe and the rest of the 101st made their first combat jumps into Normandy as part of Operation Overlord.)..(Roe's Easy Company comrades presented the couple a set of forks and knives from Hitler's Eagle's Nest as a wedding present)..By the time Easy Company was taking Carentan, Roe was already a seasoned medic, able to patch and diagnose wounds in a methodical way.. For instance, he was able to tell fellow Easy Company soldier Donald Malarkey that he had a Purple Heart wound without looking up from wrapping another soldier's wound..Roe participated in the British-controlled American military operation Operation Market Garden and jumped into the Netherlands.. He landed on some barbed wire and cut his calf...

Also in "Bastogne'", Roe was shown befriending a Belgian nurse called Renée in the aid station in Bastogne. While it was unclear if in reality Roe had met the nurse, a nurse called Renee Lemaire was indeed working in an aid station in Bastogne at the time. Lemaire volunteered her services at the battalion aid station on 21 December 1944.. She helped in tending to over 150 seriously wounded patients per day without adequate rest or food, and offered great assistance.. Lemaire was killed during the Christmas Eve bombardment when a bomb made a direct hit on the aid station.. She was wrapped in a parachute and buried in Bastogne by the soldiers..In Louisiana, the term traiteur describes a man or woman (a traiteuse) who practises what is sometimes called faith healing..Traditionally, the rituals of the traiteur are passed down to the opposite gender.. So a male must pass it down to a female, and vice versa... Lord, grant that I shall never seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, or to be loved as to love with all my heart...
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