Historian Kevin Hymel recently joined Bob Gould on Voice of America’s Veterans Radio for a lively discussion of the Battle of the Bulge and Airborne military strategy.
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“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.”
Our historian, Captain Ron Drez, remembers Herb Suerth, Jr., part of the historic Band of Brothers of WWII whose surviving members are now down to a precious few.
We are saddened to learn of the death of Don Malarkey, one of the last of the rapidly vanishing Band of Brothers. Our historian Ron Drez met Don on May 5, 1988 when he walked into the Company E reunion being held in the Monteleone Hotel in New Orleans.
Historian Kevin Hymel, recounts how Captain Dick Winters provided an example of airborne capabilities when he led Easy Company’s charge over the Island dike in Holland. Kevin’s article is followed by an account of “The Island” written by Dick Winters himself.
Historian Chris Anderson will be on Rudy Maxa’s World with The Careys this Saturday, April 8 between 10:00 am – 12:00 pm ET. Chris will be speaking about historical travel. Since this year is the 25th Anniversary of Stephen Ambrose’s best-selling book Band of Brothers, he will also provide some background one of the most famous stories of WWII and the Band of Brothers® Tour.
It is hard to believe that 25 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. We are celebrating this anniversary and others on three special tours. Let us …
We have finalized our tour dates for 2017! From WWII tours celebrating “The Greatest Generation” to Civil War tours visiting the battlefields of the North and South to historical tours following the path of America’s great explorers, Lewis and Clark, these are absolutely bucket-list experiences for history buffs.
It is hard to believe, but on September 9, 2001, HBO aired episode 1, “Currahee,” of the Band of Brothers. Based on Stephen E. Ambrose best-selling book, Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest, the epic miniseries introduced millions of people from around the world to the men of Easy Company.