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  • Donald Malarkey, portrayed in 'Band of Brothers,' has died

    10/06/2017 2:17:17 PM PDT · by Borges · 34 replies
    ABC - AP ^ | 10/6/2017
    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.
  • Maj. Dick Winters statue unveiled in France [2012]

    01/31/2016 6:49:21 PM PST · by 1rudeboy · 29 replies
    YouTube ^ | Jun 6, 2012 | 1ApolloOne
    On June 6, 2012—the 68th anniversary of D-Day—a statue of Maj. Dick Winters was unveiled in the Normandy village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont. Winters was the commander of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division after they parachuted into Normandy on June 6, 1944. His heroism and leadership was documented in the Stephen Ambrose book and mini-series "Band of Brothers". A young student named Jordan Brown—who lives just a few miles from Winters' Pennsylvania home—raised $99,000 selling armbands stamped with a phrase Winters used: "Hang Tough." The money was used to help pay for the statue of the late Mr....
  • We Few, We Happy Few - The Band of Brothers Bonding is no Myth

    12/09/2015 10:25:53 PM PST · by pboyington · 46 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | December 9, 2015 | Ray Starmann
    One of Shakespeare’s most famous passages comes from actual history and the words of England’s King Henry V, on the eve of the Battle of Agincourt in Northern France in 1415. Rallying his severely outnumbered men, Henry V said: “From this day to the ending of the world, But we in it shall be remember’d; We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother” Nearly 600 years ago, Shakespeare knew about the power of camaraderie among fighting men. So did those who went before him: the Crusaders,...
  • A historic collection found in S. Phila. home (Band of Brothers)

    12/13/2014 2:26:42 PM PST · by llevrok · 18 replies
    Philly.com ^ | 12/13/2014
    In a bedroom lay a white silk pillow - yellowed with age and emblazoned with the screaming eagle emblem of the Army's 101st Airborne Division. On the walls were pictures and plaques telling the story of a World War II veteran; in another room was an adjustable hospital bed and, on a windowsill, a worn Bible. That October day, Jim Bennett was looking for an investment, a house to buy, rehab, then rent or resell, as he has done with about 500 others over more than 20 years. But Bennett found much more at the modest, two-story rowhouse on Winton...
  • "Band of Brothers" WWII Vet Bill Guarnere Dies at 90

    03/09/2014 6:55:33 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 7 replies
    Friends and family are mourning the death of a national hero. William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, a South Philly native and World War II vet who was portrayed on the television miniseries, Band of Brothers, died on Saturday at the age of 90. Guarnere's son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night. Born in South Philadelphia on April 28, in 1923, Guarnere was a non-commissioned officer with the legendary Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry...
  • Bill 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies at 90

    03/09/2014 4:33:13 PM PDT · by Doogle · 27 replies
    AP via FOX ^ | 03/09/14 | ap via fox
    William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90. His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night. "He had a good, long life," his son said. The HBO miniseries, based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, followed the members of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from training in Georgia in 1942 through some of...
  • Babe Heffron - R.I.P.

    12/03/2013 5:35:26 PM PST · by Peter W. Kessler · 9 replies
    Marcus Brotherton ^ | 12/3/13 | Marcus Brotherton
    Babe Hefforn, immortalized in "Band of Brothers," has passed away. Click link.
  • (Photos) U.S. Army Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II

    08/26/2012 12:01:24 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 56 replies
    Retronaut ^ | August 23, 2012 | Retronaut
    U.S. Paratroopers with Mohawks - World War II
  • 'Band of Brothers' honored on D-Day anniversary

    06/06/2012 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 24 replies
    A statue in the likeness of a Pennsylvania native whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the World War II book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers" is being unveiled near the beaches where the D-Day invasion of France began in 1944. The 12-foot (3.6-meter) tall bronze statue in the Normandy village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont shows Maj. Dick Winters with his weapon at the ready, evoking the massive Allied operation that paved the way for the end of the war.
  • (For Memorial Day 2012) Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos

    05/26/2012 12:24:29 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 13 replies
    LIFE ^ | Frank Scherschel
    Before and After D-Day: Rare Color Photos Its no mystery why images of unremitting violence spring to mind when one hears the deceptively simple term, D-Day. Weve all seen in photos, movies, old news reels what happened on the beaches of Normandy (codenamed Omaha, Utah, Juno, Gold and Sword) as the Allies unleashed an historic assault against German defenses on June 6, 1944. But in color photos taken before and after the invasion, LIFEs Frank Scherschel captured countless other, lesser-known scenes from the run-up to the onslaught and the heady weeks after: American troops training in small English...
  • Band of Brothers veteran Buck Compton dead at 90

    02/29/2012 4:01:50 PM PST · by strider44 · 16 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 27 2012 | T. Rees Shapiro
    Lynn D. Buck Compton, an Army paratrooper whose World War II service was portrayed in the book and HBO miniseries Band of Brothers and who later as a prosecutor secured a conviction of Robert F. Kennedy assassin Sirhan Sirhan, died Feb. 26 at his home in Burlington, Wash. He was 90. He had complications from a heart attack, said his daughter Syndee Compton. Mr. Compton retired in 1990 as a judge on the California Courts of Appeal.
  • Oldest living member of Easy Company dies in Omaha at 94; unit portrayed in 'Band of Brothers'

    01/22/2011 2:39:25 PM PST · by george76 · 39 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | 22/01/2011 | Timberly Ross
    A member of the "Band of Brothers" who fought in some of World War II's fiercest European battles, Ed Mauser shunned the limelight and kept his service with the Army unit a secret, even from some of his family. Born Dec. 18, 1916 in LaSalle, Ill., he was drafted in 1942 and volunteered for the 101st Airborne Division. He was assigned to Company E, 506th Regiment Easy Company which participated in the D-Day invasion of France and the follow-up Operation Market Garden. The 101st also helped defend Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. Historian Stephen Ambrose interviewed...
  • Major Winters, leader of the Band of Brothers, rests with his brothers.

    01/10/2011 1:58:29 PM PST · by DBCJR · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Facebook ^ | 1/10/10
    A personification of American greatness, Major Richard Winters, Executive Officer, Easy Company, 101st Airborne, WW2 (aka, Band of Brothers) died January 2nd. Easy Company was the most decorated company of WW2 and was always in the heat of the worst battles. Against impossible odds and outrageous circumstances they prevailed, lragely upon Winters character and leadership. Winters, with Tom Hanks, receiving an Emmy for the HBO series, "Band of Brothers". The German command structure didnt allow for as much improvisation by lower level troops, they had to wait for orders. Americans had much more leeway to improvise without requiring orders. Front...
  • Band Of Brothers war hero Major Richard 'Dick' Winters, 92, dies

    01/10/2011 9:38:29 AM PST · by DBCJR · 12 replies
    DAILY MAIL REPORTER ^ | 5:02 PM on 10th January 2011
    The U.S. officer whose quiet leadership was the central theme in TV's Band of Brothers has died aged 92. Major Richard 'Dick' Winters' World War II career was chronicled in a book of the same name. He died in central Pennsylvania on January 2. Mr Winters lost his long battle with Parkinson's disease, longtime family friend William Jackson said today. ... 'He was one hell of a guy, of the greatest soldiers I was ever under. He was a wonderful officer, a wonderful leader. He had what you needed, guts and brains' ... The men led by the war hero...
  • [Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

    01/09/2011 5:45:33 PM PST · by srmanuel · 31 replies
    Penn Live ^ | 01/09/11 | Penn Live
    <p>Major Dick Winters made famous by the HBO mini-Series Band of Brothers has died after a long illnes.</p>
  • [Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

    01/09/2011 5:43:04 PM PST · by GQuagmire · 118 replies
    pennlive.com ^ | Sunday, January 09, 2011 | MONICA VON DOBENECK
    <p>Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries Band of Brothers, has died.</p> <p>Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey home until the book and miniseries Band of Brothers threw him into the international spotlight.</p>
  • Today is Saint Crispins Day

    10/25/2010 4:54:12 PM PDT · by Timocrat · 24 replies
    Henry V | Shakespeare
    Enter the KING WESTMORELAND. O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day! KING. What's he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin; If we are mark'd to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God's will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such...
  • 'Band of Brothers' author Stephen Ambrose accused of faking Eisenhower interviews

    04/27/2010 10:40:47 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 7 replies · 584+ views
    YAHOO "News" ^ | Apr 26 2010 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Was one of America's most revered popular historians fabricating his own material? That's the explosive charge now levied at Stephen Ambrose, author of numerous bestselling military and presidential histories. The author of "D-Day" and "Band of Brothers" died in 2002, but several authorities have recently questioned the writer's accounts of his research for "Supreme Commander," a massive two-volume biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower. At a minimum, Ambrose's critics say, he had vastly exaggerated the amount of time he spent interviewing the former president; and at worst, they suggest, he simply made up long stretches of the book.
  • 'Band of Brothers' author Stephen Ambrose accused of faking Eisenhower interviews

    04/26/2010 6:38:19 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies · 1,180+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4/26/10 | Brett Michael Dykes
    Was one of America's most revered popular historians fabricating his own material? That's the explosive charge now levied at Stephen Ambrose, author of numerous bestselling military and presidential histories. The author of "D-Day" and "Band of Brothers" died in 2002, but several authorities have recently questioned the writer's accounts of his research for "Supreme Commander," a massive two-volume biography of Dwight D. Eisenhower. At a minimum, Ambrose's critics say, he had vastly exaggerated the amount of time he spent interviewing the former president; and at worst, they suggest, he simply made up long stretches of the book. The U.K. Guardian...
  • Band Of Brothers author accused of fabrication for Eisenhower biography [Stephen Ambrose]

    04/25/2010 4:09:15 AM PDT · by Daffynition · 62 replies · 1,507+ views
    The Observer ^ | 25 April 2010 | Paul Harris
    His book Band of Brothers which chronicled the exploits of one company of US airborne troops in second world war Europe was turned into a highly praised TV series. But now American historian Professor Stephen Ambrose, who was President Dwight D Eisenhower's official biographer and wrote or edited more than a dozen books about him, is embroiled in a posthumous controversy. It is alleged that he invented many meetings he claimed to have had with Eisenhower, and even fabricated entire interviews with him. The revelations have sent shock waves through the scholarly community in the United States. The...