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    'Band of Brothers' vet William Guarnere dies at 90


    PHILADELPHIA (AP) - William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, one of the World War II veterans whose exploits were dramatized in the TV miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died. He was 90.

    His son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night.

    "He had a good, long life," his son said.

    The HBO miniseries, based on a book by Stephen Ambrose, followed the members of Easy Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division from training in Georgia in 1942 through some of the war's fiercest European battles through the war's end in 1945.

    Its producers included Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg. Guarnere was portrayed by the actor Frank John Hughes.

    Guarnere, whose combat exploits earned him his nickname, lost a leg while trying to help a wounded solider during the Battle of the Bulge. His commendations included the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars and two Purple Hearts.

    In 2007, Guarnere helped write a nationally best-selling memoir called, "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends," with fellow south Philadelphian veteran Edward J. "Babe" Heffron and journalist Robyn Post.

    William Guarnere Jr. said his father and Heffron met during the war and remained friends until Heffron died in December.

    "Now they're together again," the son said.

    Jake Powers, who operates a Band of Brothers tour company in Grafton, Mass., said Guarnere worked behind the scenes to ensure that his comrades received the recognition they deserved.

    "He did more things behind the scenes for other veterans than (for) himself," Powers said.

    Funeral arrangements were incomplete Sunday.

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    Awesome series! If you're familiar with the series, you know who this guy is.

    These guys, and all of our WW2 vets, past and still present, great men and women that served with pride, honor and dignity. This generation is quickly leaving us.

    Rip, Mr. Guarnere. Thank you for your service!!

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    RIP Wild Bill

    so important to support the Honor Flights, that gets these veterans to Washington to see their monument and to see each other.

    time is running out for so many

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hurricane Halen View Post
    Awesome series! If you're familiar with the series, you know who this guy is.

    These guys, and all of our WW2 vets, past and still present, great men and women that served with pride, honor and dignity. This generation is quickly leaving us.

    Rip, Mr. Guarnere. Thank you for your service!!

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    Thanks Bill.
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    They just don't make 'em like that anymore. R.I.P.
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    Huge loss to the greatest generation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by seenbad View Post
    Huge loss to the greatest generation.
    Amen to that and may Bill rest in peace.

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    Thank you Wild Bill. You were one of the great men and women that gave us the freedom we enjoy in this country.

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    Remember the Heroes, this man was certainly one of them.

    To anyone who has not seen Band of Brothers it is a must see series. Not only does it follow a group of soldiers throughout WWII, it was also very well done.

 

 

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