Jean is a minor character in the film Saving Private Ryan. He is a French civilian living in the town of Neuville.
When the Allies invaded Normandy on D-day of Operation Overlord, Neuville took heavy damage, with a couple of American Paratroopers from the 101st Airborne Division landing their and fighting some Germans, causing Jean and his family hiding in a destroyed building.
When Captain John H. Miller and his men came to Neuville, Jean tried giving his children to them, thinking they'd be safer. Miller objected, but Private Adrian Caparzo started taking Jaqueline, saying "She reminds me of my niece sir." Caparzo was shot in the chest by a sniper, and Miller was forced to keep Jaqueline with them till the sniper could be taken care of.
Jean tried calling out to his daughter, who cried back to him. Private Jackson eventually killed the sniper, and Jaqueline was returned to Jean, who slapped Jean in the face for giving her away.