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WW II Band Of Brothers War Hereo Wild Bill Guarnere Dies.
Wildbillguarnere.com ^ | 3/9/2014 | Curth

Posted on 03/09/2014 7:23:55 AM PDT by curth

Perhaps the most famous and popular of all members of WW II Easy Company, aka The Band Of Brothers, Wild Bill Guarnere, died on Saturday after suffering a stroke , in his home town of Philadelphia Pa.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Guarnere

http://wildbillguarnere.com/


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: wwiibandofbrothers

1 posted on 03/09/2014 7:23:56 AM PDT by curth
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To: curth

Rest in peace


2 posted on 03/09/2014 7:26:51 AM PDT by yldstrk ( My heroes have always been cowboys)
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To: curth

Slowly the WW2 generation is passing away. We shall never see their like again. rest in peace, gallant warriors.


3 posted on 03/09/2014 7:31:16 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: curth

Back with his Brothers again... RIP


4 posted on 03/09/2014 7:33:11 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: curth

RIP.


5 posted on 03/09/2014 7:35:49 AM PDT by TADSLOS (The Event Horizon has come and gone. Buckle up and hang on.)
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To: curth

RIP, sir.

Very soon, none will be left. And our world will be poorer for it.


6 posted on 03/09/2014 7:37:10 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: curth

RIP.


7 posted on 03/09/2014 7:37:24 AM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: curth

Very soon after his good friend Babe Heffron ...


8 posted on 03/09/2014 7:39:00 AM PDT by tanknetter
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To: MasterGunner01

How true! Awesome men, awesome book, awesome series and man are they missed and appreciated. SALUTE!


9 posted on 03/09/2014 7:44:46 AM PDT by mcshot (Their fraud is deep and unending...)
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To: curth
I've had the DVD series for a while and just started watching it this week while working out daily on my elliptical.
Enjoying it immensely.
Yesterday I ordered the book on line, despite the fact that it was written by the late disgraced leftist Stephen Ambrose.
10 posted on 03/09/2014 7:46:41 AM PDT by Amagi (Lenin: "Socialized Medicine is the Keystone to the Arch of the Socialist State.")
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To: Amagi

You won’t regret it. The book is superb.


11 posted on 03/09/2014 7:49:51 AM PDT by Skooz (Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us Gabba Gabba we accept you we accept you one of us)
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To: curth

Incredible man and incredible group.

I sent the link to our 40 year old clan members, who were really into the show and what they did.


12 posted on 03/09/2014 8:22:55 AM PDT by Grampa Dave ( Obozo Care is a Trinity of Lies! Obozo Care is probably a serious Black Swan event.)
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To: Amagi

As one goes through life certain conflicting events stand out that attack one’s psyche. Ambrose does that for me. I often wonder if he ever regretted what he did. Maybe he did it because of insecurity at the time and never thought his writing would rise to the level it did. I do know that he did an excellent job of documenting the enlisted man’s fights in Europe, of Lewis & Clark’s expedition and the building of the transcontinental railroad. Not to mention being the driving force for the D-Day museum in New Orleans.


13 posted on 03/09/2014 8:24:28 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: curth

Guarnere received the Silver Star for combat during the Brecourt Manor Assault on D-Day, and was later decorated with two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts, making him one of only two Easy Company members (the other being Lynn Compton) to be awarded the Silver Star throughout the duration of the war while a member of Easy Company.


14 posted on 03/09/2014 8:26:12 AM PDT by Portcall24
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To: curth

The muffled drum’s sad roll has beat
The soldier’s last tattoo;
No more on Life’s parade shall meet
That brave and fallen few.
On fame’s eternal camping ground
Their silent tents to spread,
And glory guards, with solemn round
The bivouac of the dead.

From Bivouac Of The Dead - By Theodore O’Hara

RIP Soldier


15 posted on 03/09/2014 8:31:38 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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16 posted on 03/09/2014 8:56:59 AM PDT by tomkat (3%+1)
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To: curth

Had rest his soul


17 posted on 03/09/2014 9:03:48 AM PDT by stanne
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To: stanne

May God rest his brave soul


18 posted on 03/09/2014 9:07:03 AM PDT by stanne
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To: curth
Rest in Peace.
19 posted on 03/09/2014 9:27:32 AM PDT by Rummyfan (Iraq: it's not about Iraq anymore, it's about the USA!)
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To: curth

I have fought when others feared to serve.
I have gone where others failed to go.
I've lost friends in war and strife,
Who valued Duty more than love of life.

I have shared the comradeship of pain.
I have searched the lands for men that we have lost.
I have sons who served this land of liberty,
Who would fight to see that other stricken lands are free.

I have seen the weak forsake humanity.
I have heard the traitors praise our enemy.
I've seen challenged men become even bolder,
I've seen the Duty, Honor, Sacrifice of the Soldier.

Now I understand the meaning of our lives,
The loss of comrades not so very long ago.
So to you who have answered duties siren call,
May God bless you my son, may God bless you all.

Lewis Millett

RIP, Bill.

20 posted on 03/09/2014 9:36:14 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (Cogito, ergo armatum sum.)
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To: curth
An old girlfriend sent me his signature.

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21 posted on 03/09/2014 9:45:52 AM PDT by ansel12 (Libertarianism offers the transitory concepts and dialogue to move from conservatism, to liberalism.)
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To: curth

RIP. I’m glad he became a celebrity of sorts after BoB, even though the series does what they always do with people from Philadelphia: give them New York accents. Robert DeNiro in Silver Linings Playbook was another example.


22 posted on 03/09/2014 10:16:19 AM PDT by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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Sorry to hear of his passing.

As to the celebrity status that the book and series gave “Easy” Company, it’s too bad that couldn’t have been extended to a lot of other WWII vets.


23 posted on 03/09/2014 12:55:32 PM PDT by M1911A1
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To: curth

News media finally reporting on Wild Bill:

http://www.nbcphiladelphia.com/news/local/Band-of-Brothers-WWII-Vet-Bill-Guarnere-Dies-at-90-249198891.html


24 posted on 03/09/2014 2:46:53 PM PDT by curth
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