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Currahee Mr. Wild Bill Guarnere

Discussion in 'WWII Obituaries' started by rkline56, Mar 9, 2014.

  1. rkline56

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  2. Owen

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    Thanks for that , have let a mate know who is a huge BoB fan but doesnt know much else about WW2.
     
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    RIP sir and thank you
     
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    i never got to meet him, but i did get talk once with one of the other BoB guys. he will be missed.
     
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    That gallant generation are leaving us...
     
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    Heard this on the news. Sad, indeed.
     
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    I'm was just stunned when I read this. Of them all, I had expected Wild Bill to be the very last of Easy Company to make the Final Jump.

    These are not my videos, but this was the last time I got to hear Wild Bill speak, at 2013's Mid-Atlantic Air Museum's World War II Weekend.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlvq3x6BUzI
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EFWyKh3Be3Y
     
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    "William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere of South Philadelphia, a member of the famed 101st Airborne Division whose World War II exploits were portrayed in the TV mini-series Band of Brothers, died Saturday, March 8, at Jefferson University Hospital of a ruptured aortic aneurysm. He was a month shy of 91.

    "Mr. Guarnere was taken to the hospital from his home of 70 years in South Philadelphia, son Gene Guarnere of Broomall said.

    "Mr. Guarnere didn't talk about the war when his two sons were growing up, even though he organized Army reunions beginning in 1947 - and even though he lost his right leg while helping a wounded comrade."

    http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20140310_William_Guarnere__one_of_the__Band_of_Brothers_.html


    Dave
     
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    Thanks, Dave. Mr. Guarnere lost his leg moving Joe Toye (who was also about to lose a leg) out of harms way in the woods of Bastogne. Joe Toye - "one of the toughest of the tough" - Hughestown, PA 14MAR1919 - 3SEPT1995 Reading, PA. Major Richard Winters delivered beloved Joe's eulogy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joe_Toye :flag_USAcryingeagle
     
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    Takao what a great show and lecture that would have been, to see live. Thanks for posting the videos, my friend. I met some members of the 101st at the Chino Planes of Fame show in CA three years ago. Vietnam era Vets and all great guys. They were raffling off a 1911 Colt with the Screaming Eagle engraved hand grips - a thing of beauty
     
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    Sad news

    RIP
     
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    A very rare breed. I can just picture Wild Bill and his best friend, Babe Heffron, tearing up Heaven.

    Godspeed, Sir.
     
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    Be at peace, Mr. Guarnere. :S!
     

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