506th PIR

Books on Easy Company – 506th PIR – 101st AB – Band of Brothers

We’ve compiled a complete list of all must-have and bestselling books on Easy Company – the legendary Band of Brothers – of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. These bestsellers are listed per their rating on GoodReads and Amazon. If you think we’ve missed one, feel free to contact. #1. Cpl. Forrest Guth: ‘E’ …

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WWII vets Bill Guamere (left) and "Babe" Heffron (right). (Credits: Michael Bryant via WWII Foundation)

Soldiers who survived the bloodiest American battle of World War II tell their stories

On Dec. 16, 1944, the German army launched a massive surprise offensive into the Ardennes forest in Belgium which became known as “The Battle of the Bulge.” The battle, launched 70 years ago, would become the largest American engagement of the war — and the bloodiest — resulting in nearly 20,000 U.S. troops killed over five …

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James "Pee Wee" Martin, left, poses for a photo with Erich Bessoir June 7, 2014, at Omaha Beach, in Normandy, France. Martin met Bessoir, a German World War II veteran of the Waffen-SS, to promote understanding of former enemies and progressing international friendships during the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of D-Day. (Credits: Alexander W. Riedel)

D-Day Paratrooper and former Waffen-SS Soldier share experiences

OMAHA BEACH, France — Meeting at the notorious “bloody” Omaha beach here along the coast of northern France, two former enemies talked about what happened 70 years ago in the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Invited by a group of European historians, James “Pee Wee” Martin, a 101st Airborne Division veteran, joined Erich Bissoir, a former …

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