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 …
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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.”
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.
We are excited to share Kevin Hymel’s article, Richard “Dick” Winters, about the Commander of Easy Company, the inspiration for our Band of Brothers Tour.
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.