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|Aliases||Iron Patriot, Cap, Captain America, Nomad|
|Relatives||Steven Rogers (Captain America) (ancestor, deceased), unidentified grandfather (presumed deceased), Joseph Rogers (father, deceased), Sarah Rogers (mother, deceased), unnamed younger brother (deceased)|
|Affiliation||Avengers, US Army|
Steve Rogers is the former Captain America and leader of the Avengers.
Steve Rogers was born July 4, 1920, to poor Irish immigrant parents, Sarah and Joseph Rogers. Rogers grew up a frail youth during the Great Depression in America. Little else is known about Rogers' early life other than the fact that a strong sense of duty, honor, and humility was instilled in him; perhaps due to his Irish Catholic upbringing. Rogers' father died when he was a child and his mother died from pneumonia later, when he was in his late teens.
Horrified by newsreel footage of Nazis ransacking Europe and atrocities in Asia that the Empire of Japan committed in China and Korea, Rogers tried to enlist in the Army but was rejected as 4-F because of his frailty and sickness. Overhearing the boy's earnest plea to fight for his country, General Chester Phillips, of the US Army, offered Rogers the opportunity to take part in a top-secret performance-enhancing experiment called Operation Rebirth.