List of Easy Company (506 PIR) veterans

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Easy Company (20 July 1942 in Camp Toccoa, Georgia – 30 November 1945 in France) was part of the second battalion (which also included Dog and Fox Companies) of the United States Army's 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.[1][2]

The unit was made famous by the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, based on the book of the same name by historian Stephen Ambrose. It chronicled its wartime experiences from basic training at Toccoa, Georgia, through the American airborne landings in Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of Bastogne, and the end of the war at Hitler's Eagle Nest.

Living E Company members – 18 veterans[edit]

The oldest living Easy Company member is Paul Rogers, aged 96, and the youngest is Don Bond aged 88. As of March 8, 2014, following the death of William Guarnere,[3] eighteen Easy Company members remain living.

Rank (after discharge)BirthplaceNameBirth date (age)ResidenceNotes
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First ClassNew YorkBernat, Edward J.17 January 1923 (91) PennsylvaniaEnlisted on 23 May 1942 at Pittsburgh, PennsylvaniaFought at Normandy. Lives in Erie.
US Army WWII CPL.svg CorporalOregonBond, Donald S.29 January 1926 (88) OregonEnlisted on 10 May 1944 at Tacoma, Washington. Trained at Camp Roberts, California. Replacement soldier. Lives in Albany.[4][5][6]
US Army WWII SGT.svg SergeantTexasCoombs, James M.1 January 1922 (92) LouisianaTrained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Lafayette.[citation needed]
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First ClassMississippiFreeman, Bradford C.1925 (89) MississippiFought At Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in Caledonia.
US Army WWII CPL.svg CorporalAlabamaLowrey, Dewitt22 April 1922 (92) AlabamaEnlisted on 2 August 1942 at Anniston, Alabama. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy. Lives in Montgomery.[7][8][9]
US Army WWII TSGT.svg Technical SergeantOregonMalarkey, Donald G.31 July 1921 (93) OregonEnlisted on 28 August 1942 at Portland, Oregon. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Salem.[10][11][12]
US Army WWII SSGT.svg Staff SergeantIllinoisMampre, Albert L.5 May 1922 (92) IllinoisTrained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Skokie.[13][14][15][16][17][18]
US Army WWII SSGT.svg Staff SergeantMatz, Leo Joseph1925 (89) California
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First ClassCaliforniaPepping, Edwin E.4 July 1922 (92) CaliforniaEnlisted on 3 September 1942 at Los Angeles, California. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy. Rescued soldier on 7 June 1944. Lives in Whittier.[19][20][21][22]
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First ClassNew YorkPerugini, Philip P.1922 (92) New YorkEnlisted on 24 August 1942 at New York City, New York.Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy. Broke his leg on the D-Day Jump. Lives in Ossining.
US Army WWII SGT.svg SergeantMissouriRogers, Paul Clifford12 July 1918 (96) KansasEnlisted on 13 August 1942 at LeavenworthTrained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Overland Park.[23]
US-O6 insignia.svg ColonelVirginiaShames, Edward David13 June 1922 (92) VirginiaEnlisted on 25 September 1942 at Richmond, Virginia.Trained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Virginia Beach.
US Army WWII SSGT.svg Staff SergeantMinnesotaSoboleski, Frank Joseph18 June 1925 (89) MinnesotaEnlisted in August 1943. Trained at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Replacement soldier. Fought at the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in International Falls.[24][25][26]
US Army WWII SSGT.svg Staff SergeantPennsylvaniaStrohl, Roderick G.24 June 1922 (92) PennsylvaniaEnlisted on 8 August 1942 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Trained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Orefield.[27]
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First ClassIllinoisSuerth, Jr., Herbert John28 October 1924 (90) MinnesotaEnlisted in March 1943. Trained at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Replacement soldier. Fought at Bastogne. Lives in Wayzata.[28][29][30]
US Army WWII SGT.svg SergeantMichiganTipper, Edward Joseph3 August 1921 (93) ColoradoEnlisted on 24 August 1942 at Detroit, Michigan. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy. Lives in Lakewood.[31][32][33][34]
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First ClassWashingtonWingett, William T.3 July 1922 (92) OregonEnlisted in August 1942 at San Francisco. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Salem.[35][36][37][38]
PrivateWest VirginiaWhytsell, Elijah D.31 May 1925 (89) OhioEnlisted on 16 December 1943 at Clarksburg, West Virginia. Lives in Wadsworth.

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See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ambrose, p.289
  2. ^ Moore III, Hoyt B. "2nd Battalion 506th Infantry: Lineage and Honors". 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment. Retrieved 2009-11-26. 
  3. ^ Chang, David. "'Band of Brothers' WWII Vet Bill Guarnere Dies at 90". NBC10.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014. 
  4. ^ Brotherton, p.26.
  5. ^ Brotherton, pp.74–79.
  6. ^ Brotherton, p.219.
  7. ^ Brotherton, p.6.
  8. ^ Brotherton, pp.99–102.
  9. ^ Brotherton, pp.219–221.
  10. ^ Malarkey, p.12.
  11. ^ Malarkey, p.100.
  12. ^ Malarkey, p.281.
  13. ^ Brotherton, p.17.
  14. ^ Brotherton, pp.49–52.
  15. ^ Brotherton, p.98.
  16. ^ Brotherton, p.127.
  17. ^ Brotherton, pp.152–153.
  18. ^ Brotherton, pp.218–219.
  19. ^ Brotherton, p.22.
  20. ^ Brotherton, pp.52–53.
  21. ^ Brotherton, p.111.
  22. ^ Brotherton, p.218.
  23. ^ Purinton, Cait (10 July 2001). "HBO miniseries premiere spurs D-Day memories". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  24. ^ Brotherton, pp.12–13.
  25. ^ Brotherton, pp.66–67.
  26. ^ Brotherton, pp.212–214.
  27. ^ Brotherton, p.20.
  28. ^ Brotherton, pp.17–19.
  29. ^ Brotherton, p.68.
  30. ^ Brotherton, pp.151–153.
  31. ^ "Ed Tipper". Men of Easy Company. Retrieved 2009-06-08. 
  32. ^ Ambrose, pp.96–97.
  33. ^ Brotherton, pp.9–11.
  34. ^ Brotherton, pp.44–47.
  35. ^ Graves, Lyn (7 July 2006). "Band of Brothers Span Generations". News Blaze. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 
  36. ^ Brotherton, p.27.
  37. ^ Brotherton, pp.53–60.
  38. ^ Brotherton, p.209.
  39. ^ WWII Army Enlistment Records: on-line NARA Archival Database
  40. ^ US Search

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