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The Richardson Brothers: WWII Soldiers, Now and Then

Donald Richardson is a frequent traveler with Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours. George Luz, Jr., who is the son of Easy Company member, George Luz, often assists our historians on our WWII tours. He first met Don during the 75th Anniversary of D-Day Tour. Both Rhode Islanders, George and Don have become friends. George has learned a lot about both Don and his brother Victor, both of whom served in WWII. George shares their stories. Read More


Ghost Army Exhibit and Congressional Gold Medal Ceremonies

Ghost Army veteran and Rick Beyer

President Biden recently signed the bill to award the Congressional Gold Medal to the Ghost Army, a long overdue honor for this top secret WWII unit. Exciting news! There are several opportunities to learn more about the Ghost Army and to honor the veterans in the upcoming months. Read More


An Interview with Easy Company Member Bradford Freeman

Easy Company member Brad Freeman

Historian Kevin Hymel had the privilege of interviewing Bradford Freeman, the last surviving member of Easy Company who passed away on July 3, 2022, for two articles that he wrote for WWII History magazine in 2019. Brad recalls  parachuting into Normandy and the Netherlands and fighting under Major Dick Winters in Normandy, Operation Market Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge during World War II. Read More


Band of Brothers® Tour: “This Trip Will Stay With Me Forever”

Larry and Nancy McDonald on Band of Brothers Tour

We are delighted to share this glowing tour review from guest Nancy McDonald about the wonderful time she and her husband, Larry, had on our Band of Brothers® Tour. She is such a wonderful writer, that you will feel like you are traveling along with her as the tour winds its way from Aldbourne, England, to Normandy, Bastogne and Zell Em See. Read More


Remembering the Men of Easy Company

Members of Easy Company at a reunion

We have been honored to have had many of the men of Easy Company travel with us on tour over the years, including Major Dick Winters, whose input was instrumental in the design our ORIGINAL Band of Brothers® Tour. On the 30th anniversary of Stephen E. Ambrose’s book, Band of Brothers, we remember some of the extraordinary yet ordinary men who fought in Easy Company during WWII. Read More


Band of Brothers Turns 30!

Band of Brothers

It is hard to believe that 30 years ago Stephen E. Ambrose’s book, "Band of Brothers," was published. His extraordinary story of the ordinary men who fought in Easy Company during WWII is as engrossing a tale today as it was then. To honor the occasion, we share with you some of quotes from his book. Read More


D-Day Veterans Return to Normandy

On the 78th Anniversary of D-Day we remember the four D-Day veterans who traveled with us to Normandy to attend the 75th Anniversary of D-Day commemorative ceremonies held on June 6, 2019, at the Normandy American Cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer. Read More

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