List of Easy Company (506 PIR) veterans
Easy Company (20 July 1942 in Camp Toccoa, Georgia – 30 November 1945 in France) was in the United States Army's 2nd Battalion (which also included Dog and Fox Company), 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division.
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 their wartime experiences, from Easy's basic training at Toccoa, Georgia, through the American airborne landings in Normandy, Operation Market Garden, the Battle of Bastogne and on to the end of the war at Hitler's Eagle Nest.
Living E Company members – 18 veterans
The oldest living Easy Company member is Paul Rogers, aged 95, and the youngest is Don Bond aged 88. As of March 8, 2014, following the death of William Guarnere, eighteen Easy Company members remain living.
|Rank (after discharge)||Birthplace||Name||Birth date (age)||Residence||Notes|
|Private First Class||New York||Bernat, Edward J.||17 January 1923 (91)||Pennsylvania||Enlisted on 23 May 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lives in Erie.|
|Corporal||Oregon||Bond, Donald S.||29 January 1926 (88)||Oregon||Enlisted on 10 May 1944 at Tacoma, Washington. Trained at Camp Roberts, California. Replacement soldier. Lives in Albany.|
|Sergeant||Texas||Coombs, James M.||1 January 1922(92)||Louisiana||Trained At Camp Toccoa.Fought At Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne.Lives in Lafayette.|
|Private First Class||Mississippi||Freeman, Bradford C.||1925 (89)||Mississippi||Fought At Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne.Lives in Caledonia|
|Corporal||Alabama||Lowrey, Dewitt||22 April 1922 (91)||Alabama||Enlisted on 2 August 1942 at Anniston, AlabamaTrained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy. Lives in Montgomery.|
|Technical Sergeant||Oregon||Malarkey, Donald G.||31 July 1921 (92)||Oregon||Enlisted on 28 August 1942 at Portland, OregonTrained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in Salem.|
|Staff Sergeant||Illinois||Mampre, Albert L.||5 May 1922 (91)||Illinois||Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in Skokie.|
|Staff Sergeant||Matz, Leo Joseph||1925 (89)||California|
|Private First Class||California||Pepping, Edwin E.||4 July 1922 (91)||California||Enlisted on 3 September 1942 at Los Angeles, California. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy. Rescued soldier on 7 June 1944. Lives in Whittier.|
|Private First Class||New York||Perugini, Philip P.||1922 (92)||New York||Enlisted on 24 August 1942 at New York City, New York. Broke his leg on the D-Day Jump. Lives in Ossining.|
|First Sergeant||Missouri||Rogers, Paul Clifford||12 July 1918 (95)||Kansas||Enlisted on 13 August 1942 at LeavenworthTrained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in Overland Park.|
|Colonel||Virginia||Shames, Edward David||13 June 1922 (91)||Virginia||Enlisted on 25 September 1942 at Richmond, Virginia.Trained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in Virginia Beach.|
|Staff Sergeant||Minnesota||Soboleski, Frank Joseph||18 June 1925 (88)||Minnesota||Enlisted in August 1943. Trained at Fort McClellan, Alabama. Replacement soldier. Fought at the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in International Falls.|
|Staff Sergeant||Pennsylvania||Strohl, Roderick G.||24 June 1922 (91)||Pennsylvania||Enlisted on 8 August 1942 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Trained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in Orefield.|
|Private First Class||Illinois||Suerth, Jr., Herbert John||28 October 1924 (89)||Minnesota||Enlisted in March 1943. Trained at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Replacement soldier. Fought at Bastogne. Lives in Wayzata.|
|Sergeant||Michigan||Tipper, Edward Joseph||3 August 1921 (92)||Colorado||Enlisted on 24 August 1942 at Detroit, Michigan. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy. Lives in Lakewood.|
|Private First Class||Washington||Wingett, William T.||3 July 1922 (91)||Oregon||Enlisted in August 1942 at San Francisco. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in Salem.|
|Private||West Virginia||Whytsell, Elijah D.||31 May 1925 (88)||Ohio||Enlisted on 16 December 1943 at Clarksburg, West Virginia. Lives in Wadsworth.|
- Ambrose, p.289
- Moore III, Hoyt B. "2nd Battalion 506th Infantry: Lineage and Honors". 506th Airborne Infantry Regiment. Retrieved 2009-11-26.
- Chang, David. "'Band of Brothers' WWII Vet Bill Guarnere Dies at 90". NBC10.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014.
- Brotherton, p.26.
- Brotherton, pp.74–79.
- Brotherton, p.219.
- Brotherton, p.6.
- Brotherton, pp.99–102.
- Brotherton, pp.219–221.
- Malarkey, p.12.
- Malarkey, p.100.
- Malarkey, p.281.
- Brotherton, p.17.
- Brotherton, pp.49–52.
- Brotherton, p.98.
- Brotherton, p.127.
- Brotherton, pp.152–153.
- Brotherton, pp.218–219.
- Brotherton, p.22.
- Brotherton, pp.52–53.
- Brotherton, p.111.
- Brotherton, p.218.
- Purinton, Cait (10 July 2001). "HBO miniseries premiere spurs D-Day memories". The Kansas City Star. Retrieved 2009-08-26.
- Brotherton, pp.12–13.
- Brotherton, pp.66–67.
- Brotherton, pp.212–214.
- Brotherton, p.20.
- Brotherton, pp.17–19.
- Brotherton, p.68.
- Brotherton, pp.151–153.
- "Ed Tipper". Men of Easy Company. Retrieved 2009-06-08.
- Ambrose, pp.96–97.
- Brotherton, pp.9–11.
- Brotherton, pp.44–47.
- Graves, Lyn (7 July 2006). "Band of Brothers Span Generations". News Blaze. Retrieved 2009-05-25.
- Brotherton, p.27.
- Brotherton, pp.53–60.
- Brotherton, p.209.
- WWII Army Enlistment Records: on-line NARA Archival Database
- US Search
- Ambrose, Stephen E. (1992). Band of Brothers: Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0-7434-6411-6.
- Brotherton, Marcus (2009). We Who Are Alive and Remain: Untold Stories from The Band of Brothers. Berkley Caliber. ISBN 0-7434-6411-7.
- Brotherton, Marcus (2010). A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us. Berkley Caliber. ISBN 978-0-425-23420-4.
- Guarnere, William J., and Edward J. Heffron, with Robyn Post (2007). Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story. Berkley Caliber. ISBN 978-0-425-21970-6.
- Malarkey, Donald G., with Bob Welch (2008). Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers". St. Martin's Press. ISBN 978-0-312-37849-3.