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 95, 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) Birthplace Name Birth date (age) Residence Notes
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First Class New York Bernat, Edward J. 17 January 1923 (91)  Pennsylvania Enlisted on 23 May 1942 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Lives in Erie.
US Army WWII CPL.svg 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.[4][5][6]
US Army WWII SGT.svg Sergeant Texas Coombs, James M. 1 January 1922 (92)  Louisiana Trained At Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Lafayette.[citation needed]
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First Class Mississippi Freeman, Bradford C. 1925 (89)  Mississippi Fought At Normandy, the Netherlands, and Bastogne. Lives in Caledonia.
US Army WWII CPL.svg Corporal Alabama Lowrey, Dewitt 22 April 1922 (92)  Alabama Enlisted 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 Sergeant Oregon Malarkey, Donald G. 31 July 1921 (92)  Oregon Enlisted 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 Sergeant Illinois Mampre, Albert L. 5 May 1922 (92)  Illinois Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Skokie.[13][14][15][16][17][18]
US Army WWII SSGT.svg Staff Sergeant Matz, Leo Joseph 1925 (89)  California
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First Class California Pepping, Edwin E. 4 July 1922 (92)  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.[19][20][21][22]
US Army WWII PFC.svg 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.
US Army WWII 1SGT.svg 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.[23]
US-O6 insignia.svg Colonel Virginia Shames, Edward David 13 June 1922 (92)  Virginia Enlisted 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 Sergeant Minnesota Soboleski, Frank Joseph 18 June 1925 (89)  Minnesota Enlisted 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 Sergeant Pennsylvania Strohl, Roderick G. 24 June 1922 (92)  Pennsylvania Enlisted 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 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.[28][29][30]
US Army WWII SGT.svg 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.[31][32][33][34]
US Army WWII PFC.svg Private First Class Washington Wingett, William T. 3 July 1922 (92)  Oregon Enlisted in August 1942 at San Francisco. Trained at Camp Toccoa. Fought at Normandy, the Netherlands and Bastogne. Lives in Salem.[35][36][37][38]
Private West Virginia Whytsell, Elijah D. 31 May 1925 (89)  Ohio Enlisted 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

Bibliography[edit]

  • 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. 

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