A Pillar of Easy Company: George Luz | Stephen Ambrose Historical Tours

A Pillar of Easy Company: George Luz

“One of the pillars of Easy Company,” was how Major Richard Winters described him. Incensed as many Americans were by the Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, Luz enlisted in the Army and, attracted by its elite status and the extra 50 dollars a month jump pay, volunteered for the newly formed airborne forces. Ordered to Camp Toccoa, Georgia, Luz arrived at the newly created home of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment to begin what he would later call, “the best three years of my life.”