Happy 90th Birthday Bill Guarnere
“I’m just one part of the big war. That’s all, one little part. And I’m proud to be apart of it. And sometimes, it makes me cry.”
April 28, 2013, 2:48pm / 599
Passenger list of 2D BN, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne for Operation Overlord
The highest ranking officer on the plane was 1st Lt Thomas Meehan, who was the head of Easy Company. They, like so many other planes, were shot down during the night drop of Overlord and all men perished. As a result, Richard Winters took command of the company.
December 03, 2012, 9:20pm / 48
“Older men declare war. But it is youth that must fight and die. And it is youth who must inherit the tribulation, the sorrow and the triumphs that are the aftermath of war.”—Herbert Hoover, 27 June 1944
September 08, 2012, 2:58pm / 3317
That, I’ve come to believe, is the hardest thing about war: to be faced with so many emotional situations involving people who’ve come to mean the world to you. Losing those people, sometimes right in front of you. And yet not being able to grieve for them. Even after the war, when you were expected to just get on with your life as if nothing more had happened to you than, say, a reshuffling of your living room furniture.
— Sgt. Don Malarkey, Easy Company Soldier
September 07, 2012, 10:00pm / 44