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(WFLX West Palm Beach) Hero The 'Band of Brothers' is no more as last survivor of famed Army unit featured in WWII history book and HBO miniseries passes away at age 97   (wflx.com) divider line
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2022-07-07 12:06:37 PM  
They have now faded into history.
 
2022-07-07 12:06:57 PM  
Wouldn't that mean they're all back together again?
 
2022-07-07 12:07:18 PM  
Fair winds and following seas, good sir. Thank you for fighting the fascists.
 
2022-07-07 12:10:46 PM  
tom hanks and Spielberg  recognized this would happen and tried to get interviews with as many people as possible. and then went and built a memorial if memory serves.
 
2022-07-07 12:11:17 PM  
Currahee.

Speaking of which, has anyone visited currahee?
 
2022-07-07 12:12:45 PM  
Heck of an age to have a sky diving accident.
 
2022-07-07 12:12:53 PM  
It's so sad to see the WWII toddle around like the ancient WWI vets who came to give their anti-war history lessons at my school.
 
2022-07-07 12:19:15 PM  
My step-grandfather was a paratrooper at Normandy. His squad came across an old barn and went inside. They found 5 GIs that had been stripped of all ID, hung by their feet, then had their throats cut.

The squad agreed that they would take no prisoners after that.
 
2022-07-07 12:19:26 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: Currahee.

Speaking of which, has anyone visited currahee?


I flew over it once when I did a little cross country flight to Toccoa.
 
2022-07-07 12:23:23 PM  
May they find the peace which was never allotted to them in life.

And may they sleep with no nightmares.
 
2022-07-07 12:23:54 PM  

chucknasty: tom hanks and Spielberg  recognized this would happen and tried to get interviews with as many people as possible. and then went and built a memorial if memory serves.


I'm not sure about the memorial, but I do know they did a lot of interviews with the members of Easy company when they made the mini-series.  They edited a number of those interviews together to create "We Stand Alone Together:"

We Stand Alone Together - Band of Brothers Documentary
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To the men of Easy company, thank you.
 
2022-07-07 12:24:33 PM  
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2022-07-07 12:33:35 PM  
Pour one out tonight for a legitimate hero.
 
2022-07-07 12:35:36 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: Currahee.

Speaking of which, has anyone visited currahee?


I haven't been up Mount Currahee, but I've been through the little nearby town of Toccoa and to the Currahee vineyard and winery.
 
2022-07-07 12:37:37 PM  
Mortmain. The last surviving Civil War pensioner did not die until 2020.
 
2022-07-07 12:41:59 PM  
but how did the dildo tontine end up
 
2022-07-07 12:43:33 PM  

hoodiowithtudio: Currahee.

Speaking of which, has anyone visited currahee?


Yup.  Go to the top for a great view, a couple antennas, and a shiatload of graffiti.

The museum downtown is pretty cool.
 
2022-07-07 12:46:13 PM  

indy_kid: My step-grandfather was a paratrooper at Normandy. His squad came across an old barn and went inside. They found 5 GIs that had been stripped of all ID, hung by their feet, then had their throats cut.

The squad agreed that they would take no prisoners after that.


And I would have thought the correct response would be, "We're better than that."

Apparently not.
 
2022-07-07 12:47:19 PM  

indy_kid: My step-grandfather was a paratrooper at Normandy. His squad came across an old barn and went inside. They found 5 GIs that had been stripped of all ID, hung by their feet, then had their throats cut.

The squad agreed that they would take no prisoners after that.



How did they know they were Americans?
 
2022-07-07 12:52:29 PM  

Polish Hussar: chucknasty: tom hanks and Spielberg  recognized this would happen and tried to get interviews with as many people as possible. and then went and built a memorial if memory serves.

I'm not sure about the memorial, but I do know they did a lot of interviews with the members of Easy company when they made the mini-series.  They edited a number of those interviews together to create "We Stand Alone Together:"

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To the men of Easy company, thank you.


watching now but I think Hanks after Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers noticed there was no monument for WWII and raised funds to construct one. I may be wrong. I think Spielberg was part of that.
 
2022-07-07 12:55:59 PM  

chucknasty: Polish Hussar: chucknasty: tom hanks and Spielberg  recognized this would happen and tried to get interviews with as many people as possible. and then went and built a memorial if memory serves.

I'm not sure about the memorial, but I do know they did a lot of interviews with the members of Easy company when they made the mini-series.  They edited a number of those interviews together to create "We Stand Alone Together:"

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To the men of Easy company, thank you.

watching now but I think Hanks after Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers noticed there was no monument for WWII and raised funds to construct one. I may be wrong. I think Spielberg was part of that.


Oh, I thought you meant a memorial to Easy company specifically.
 
2022-07-07 12:58:47 PM  
I was hoping that they would use the CNN link, it read like it was written by a bot, according to the obituary
 
2022-07-07 1:13:03 PM  

indy_kid: My step-grandfather was a paratrooper at Normandy. His squad came across an old barn and went inside. They found 5 GIs that had been stripped of all ID, hung by their feet, then had their throats cut.

The squad agreed that they would take no prisoners after that.


His name and ASN if you have it.
 
2022-07-07 1:14:35 PM  
Different breed of men. Totally different.
 
2022-07-07 1:18:20 PM  
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2022-07-07 1:23:39 PM  

The Weekend Baker: And I would have thought the correct response would be, "We're better than that."

Apparently not.


I don't know what to say to you.  Have a nice day.
 
2022-07-07 1:25:16 PM  
14154775 Freeman, Bradford C. Pvt originally a member of Co H 541st Prcht Inf.  Then sent overseas in February of 44 as an overstrength soldier and ended up in Co E 506th Prcht Inf.

Here he is going on Furlough in July 1944 (at the very bottom).

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2022-07-07 1:36:00 PM  
Rest in peace and Godspeed, sir. Thanks for your service and sacrifice.
 
2022-07-07 1:42:26 PM  

bluorangefyre: They have now faded into history.


As must all men.
 
2022-07-07 1:43:33 PM  
And in his honer.
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2022-07-07 1:44:42 PM  

tintar: but how did the dildo tontine end up


By the time there was only one man left, he realized that he missed all his war buddies more than he cared about that treasure chest full of dildos.

It remains untouched to this day.
 
2022-07-07 1:45:15 PM  
We salute you and your brethren sir.
RIP
 
2022-07-07 1:54:28 PM  

EJ25T: tintar: but how did the dildo tontine end up

By the time there was only one man left, he realized that he missed all his war buddies more than he cared about that treasure chest full of dildos.

It remains untouched to this day.


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2022-07-07 2:54:37 PM  

tintar: but how did the dildo tontine end up


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2022-07-07 3:05:46 PM  
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2022-07-07 3:06:51 PM  

hardinparamedic: tintar: but how did the dildo tontine end up

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oh it's all the rage in the daily war threads!
 
2022-07-07 3:47:47 PM  
FARK, where the 'truth' is spoken but called 'Trolling'.

Demorats are attempting to destroy the US which makes the sacrifice in WWII worthless.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/03/100-year-old-wwii-vet-breaks-down-says-this-isnt-the-country-we-fought-for/

I guess the words of a 100 year old WW2 veteran is trolling as well.
 
2022-07-07 4:12:03 PM  

BeotchPudding: FARK, where the 'truth' is spoken but called 'Trolling'.

Demorats are attempting to destroy the US which makes the sacrifice in WWII worthless.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/03/100-year-old-wwii-vet-breaks-down-says-this-isnt-the-country-we-fought-for/

I guess the words of a 100 year old WW2 veteran is trolling as well.


So an article which originated with Fox News, an article in which "Demorats" aren't even mentioned, is supposed to support your position that "Demorats" are trying to destroy the country?  Christ, you're a piss poor troll.
 
2022-07-07 4:24:12 PM  

The Weekend Baker: BeotchPudding: FARK, where the 'truth' is spoken but called 'Trolling'.

Demorats are attempting to destroy the US which makes the sacrifice in WWII worthless.

https://nypost.com/2022/07/03/100-year-old-wwii-vet-breaks-down-says-this-isnt-the-country-we-fought-for/

I guess the words of a 100 year old WW2 veteran is trolling as well.

So an article which originated with Fox News, an article in which "Demorats" aren't even mentioned, is supposed to support your position that "Demorats" are trying to destroy the country?  Christ, you're a piss poor troll.


He got attention, and that's what really matters, it's all that's keeping him from a bullet to the brain pan after a bottle of jack.

Really, he should be thanking you.
 
2022-07-07 4:26:35 PM  

hardinparamedic: He got attention, and that's what really matters, it's all that's keeping him from a bullet to the brain pan after a bottle of jack.

Really, he should be thanking you.


If that's the case, I should have ignored him.  One fewer idiot that COVID didn't manage to take out.
 
2022-07-07 5:49:39 PM  

The Weekend Baker: hardinparamedic: He got attention, and that's what really matters, it's all that's keeping him from a bullet to the brain pan after a bottle of jack.

Really, he should be thanking you.

If that's the case, I should have ignored him.  One fewer idiot that COVID didn't manage to take out.


There's a couple itt that are so painfully bad at this, they don't even merit the ignore list. Just color 'em up and scroll by.
 
2022-07-07 9:32:30 PM  
Never served so I won't salute but I'll raise a beer for 'em!
 
2022-07-08 12:13:53 AM  
I'm not anywhere near old enough to have been there, but I understand what they were up against.  It took massive balls just to keep your cool.  I don't think the world really knows how much it owes to the Allies for what they did, no matter how they did it.  It had to be done.
 
2022-07-08 9:13:12 AM  
Pretty sure I've told this story before, but when Stephen Ambrose was making the book tour rounds in the late 90s (I think), I went to see him speak.  Was a great talk - he made it very clear that he was just a guy collecting the stories from the real heroes.

At the end of the talk, he asked all Veterans that were in the audience to stand and be acknowledged.  While people were focused on the Vets in the crowd, Ambrose left the stage taking no applause for himself.

Classy move.
 
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