Publisher's note: America lost another of the Greatest Generation yesterday. Anyone that has seen or heard of the movie 'Band of Brothers' should be familiar with Mr. Guarnere, as his story was a prominent part in that saga of bravery that played out during the Battle of the Bulge in the Ardennes Forest near the end of WWII so long ago.
We can never thank them enough, nor do I believe we will ever have the sort of national pride that the Greatest Generation mustered to defeat our enemies and make the world safer for a while.
Rest in Eternal Peace William 'Wild Bill' Guanere. The Patriots Press joins our nation in saluting you.
Fox News: 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.
The younger Guarnere told FoxNews.com that like so many of his generation, "Wild Bill" didn't talk about his service, even though he lost his leg in combat.
"All we knew was he lost his leg, and that was it," William Guarnere Jr. said. "People knew more about (his service) than we did."
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.Add a comment