"What'd your father die of?"
"Mustard gas. He was in the 107th Infantry. I was hoping I could be assigned--"
―Doctor and Steve Rogers[src]

Joseph Rogers was the father of Steve Rogers and a soldier with the 107th Infantry Regiment of the United States Army. He was killed during World War I.


World War I

Joseph Rogers married Sarah Rogers, and conceived a son named Steve. Joseph fought with the 107th during World War I, dying in a mustard gas attack before his son was born.[1]


Due to his service with the United States Army, Joseph was posthumously awarded the Purple Heart Medal. After he died, Sarah had to raise Steve by herself, lamenting that Joseph left them too soon. She often noted that Steve was very much like his father, wanting to follow Joseph's steps as a soldier. When his wife died in 1936, she was buried next to him.[1]




  • In the comics, Joseph Rogers was an Irish immigrant who had his son after World War I.



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