Corporal Roy Eugene 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.