We are delighted to share “Through My Father’s Eyes,” a video by George Luz, Jr. about his father, Easy Company member George Luz. George originally shared stories of his father, who was a paratrooper with the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, with his local PBS station in Rhode Island in an episode called “Hometown Hero.” He has graciously edited his interview into a video called, “Through My Father’s Eyes” so we could share it with you.
Easy Company Member George Luz
Historian Chris Anderson, who leads our Original Band of Brothers Tour, had the honor of traveling with George Luz. He has written a beautiful remembrance of “the funniest man in Easy Company” as he came to be known by his fellow soldiers, and “One of the pillars of Easy Company,” as Major Dick 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.”