D-Day and Bayeux
U. S. Army Paratrooper, 101st A/B, on Omaha Beach, Normandy, France, D-Day anniversary commemoration; the aircraft are the Lancaster and 2 Spitfires of the RAF Memorial Flight.
Bill Guarnere and Babe Heffron first met as members of Easy Company, even though they'd grown up just a few miles from each other in Philadelphia. They became lifelong best friends, and died just a few weeks apart in 2015.
Godspeed Edward "Babe" Heffron and Earl "One Lung" McClung
U.S. Army and World War II Veteran Edward "Babe" Heffron, known from the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died December 1st at the age of 90. Heffron served with the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, better known as Easy Company. He fought in major battles during the European campaign, including the Allied landing at Normandy, and the Battle of the Bulge. Earl "One Lung" McClung died on November 27th. McClung was one of the…
Dak To, South Vietnam, June, 1966: Weary troops from the 101st Airborne Division rest after fighting their way out of nearly complete encirclement by North Vietnamese forces during Operation Hawthorne.
Easy Company reunion 1947 <3 "Bill started getting the men together for the reunions in 1947, after he got out of hospital, and ran them almost sixty years. He made it so the men didn't have to lift a finger. He did everything and noone helped. I made phonecalls to the guys in my platoon but Bill did the rest. It's because of Bill that we've all stayed so close" - Babe p.235 Brothers in Battle-Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron
An unidentifiable Screaming Eagle posed beside the wall of the Bastogne cemetery that was situated right across the road from the complex of Belgian army barracks. The 101st Airborne Division headquarters was later located at that same complex.