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Buck Taylor - Easy Company 506 PIR 101st Airborne. It was a pleasure to meet you, Sir - RIP.

Buck Taylor - Easy Company 506 PIR 101st Airborne. It was a pleasure to meet you, Sir - RIP.

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T/Sgt Theodore Vetland - Company A - Platoon Sgt 2nd Platoon (Courtesy: Don Straith)

T/Sgt Theodore Vetland - Company A - Platoon Sgt 2nd Platoon (Courtesy: Don Straith)

Lt Col William L Turner, 506th PIR HQ 1, KIA 7 June 44

Lt Col William L Turner, 506th PIR HQ 1, KIA 7 June 44

Ed Mauser, who was the oldest living member of Easy Company, the Band of Brothers, died on Friday at the age of 94. Another member of the Greatest Generation was lost.    “Don’t call me a hero,” Mauser told the Lincoln Journal Star in a 2009 interview. “I was just one of the boys. I did what I was told, and let’s leave it at that.”

Ed Mauser, who was the oldest living member of Easy Company, the Band of Brothers, died on Friday at the age of 94. Another member of the Greatest Generation was lost. “Don’t call me a hero,” Mauser told the Lincoln Journal Star in a 2009 interview. “I was just one of the boys. I did what I was told, and let’s leave it at that.”

Pfc Daniel H. Dupor, 506th PIR, Company G

Pfc Daniel H. Dupor, 506th PIR, Company G

Pfc John Young, 506th PIR Company A, 1st Battalion

Pfc John Young, 506th PIR Company A, 1st Battalion

Sgt Charles H. Shoemaker, 506th PIR Company A, 3rd Squad - 1st Platoon

Sgt Charles H. Shoemaker, 506th PIR Company A, 3rd Squad - 1st Platoon

Col Howard R. "Jumpy" Johnson, 501st PIR CO, KIA 8 Oct 44. When the men of the 'Geronimo Regiment' parachuted into Normandy, they were widely scattered. Johnson gathered a group of his men and they annihilated a battalion of German paratroopers guarding the canal locks. The 501st Regiment, led by Johnson, had a successful mission, even though in a way that General Dwight Eisenhower's planners never imagined. Died during Operation Market Garden

Col Howard R. "Jumpy" Johnson, 501st PIR CO, KIA 8 Oct 44. When the men of the 'Geronimo Regiment' parachuted into Normandy, they were widely scattered. Johnson gathered a group of his men and they annihilated a battalion of German paratroopers guarding the canal locks. The 501st Regiment, led by Johnson, had a successful mission, even though in a way that General Dwight Eisenhower's planners never imagined. Died during Operation Market Garden

Gordon E. Mather was Sergeant within F Company of the 506th PIR. On D-Day, Gordon E. Mather was the 1st Squad Sergeant and forlast jumper (nr. 16) in stick 74. During the Market Garden jump Mather was jumper nr. 13. Gordon was KIA during a patrol near the Foy railroad, when the patrol was gunned down by a German MG. One of his buddies remembers that Gordon used to quote: ‘It is far better to reel across the Sun in one Blaze of Glory…, than to sip pale years and cower before Oblivion’

Gordon E. Mather was Sergeant within F Company of the 506th PIR. On D-Day, Gordon E. Mather was the 1st Squad Sergeant and forlast jumper (nr. 16) in stick 74. During the Market Garden jump Mather was jumper nr. 13. Gordon was KIA during a patrol near the Foy railroad, when the patrol was gunned down by a German MG. One of his buddies remembers that Gordon used to quote: ‘It is far better to reel across the Sun in one Blaze of Glory…, than to sip pale years and cower before Oblivion’

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