Band of Brothers
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‘Band of Brothers’ honored on D-Day anniversary
With World War II-era military planes darting overhead and Normandy’s Utah Beach visible in the distance, a bronze statue emerged from beneath a camouflage parachute, in tribute to a man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television series “Band of Brothers.” The unveiling of the Colorado-made statue of Pennsylvania native Maj. Dick Winters was one of many events marking Wednesday’s 68th anniversary of D-Day, the Allied operation that paved the way for the end of the war.
The real Band of Brothers: David Kenyon Webster - Eindhoven September 1944 <3 "Stop worrying about me joining the parachutist to fight, I intend to fight. If necessary, I shall die fighting but don't worry about this because no war can be won without young men dying. Those things which are precious are saved only by sacrifice." - Webster in a letter to his mother p.55 Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
Lewis Nixon <3 "The one who really took advantage of the booze was one of our lieutenants, Lewis Nixon. The guys called him Blue Beard, he needed to shave two times a day but he never did. There's a picture of him in Band of Brothers that shows him the morning after he got ahold of Hitler's wine" - Babe p.207 Brothers in Battle-Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron