Skip to comments.Donald Malarkey, portrayed in 'Band of Brothers,' has died
Posted on 10/06/2017 2:17:17 PM PDT by Borges
Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. He was 96.
Malarkey was one of several members of "Easy Company" to be widely portrayed in the HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers." He died Sept. 30 in Salem, Oregon of age-related causes, his son-in-law John Hill said Sunday.
Malarkey fought fight across France, the Netherlands and Belgium and with Easy Company fought off Nazi advances while surrounded at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.
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God rest and keep his soul. We owe him and countless others so very much.
Another hero is gone but not forgotten.
I have his memoir on audiobook. Well worth the time.
Rest in peace.
He’s with his brothers now.
Got to chat with Don in 2011, very gracious man with a lively Irish wit. He will be sorely missed. RIP SSGT Malarkey, many thanks for your service!
I just watch BOB a month ago and Malarkey saw everything and been in every battle since the beginning. In the end, it was like he had the life sucked out of him when he became NCO.
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RIP, may God Bless
And when he dies the soldier will to St. Peter tell:
“Another soldier reporting for duty, sir; I’ve served my time in Hell.”
Rest In Peace, Hero.
Another of America’s best has gone to rest...
I salute you.....
RIP, dear man.
May he be with the Lord in Heaven.
Right on the heels of the Battle of the Bulge the Germans launched their last great offensive, Operation Northwind, in the Vosges and Alsatian plain to south and east of the Bulge.
Hitler’s goal was to destroy the US 7th Army, which was stretched thin over a huge front line. Units from the 3rd Army that had just defended Bastogne were rushed into the battle, with as many as half ending up as casualties.
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