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Talk about someone who made a difference in this world! RIP Col Shames 馃嚭馃嚥馃嚭馃嚥馃嚭馃嚥
 

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He got some of Hitler's cognac ! Can you imagine being in that room ?
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I've been to and in the Eagle's Nest. Rode in the same brass walled elevator Hitler used. Also walked through Dachau. Some very somber moments and thoughts involved.
 

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One of the very reasons that the "Greatest Generation" earned that venerable moniker - R.I.P. Sir, your time here may be done, but what you have done here in your time shall live on forever. JOB WELL DONE - And A Life Well Lived!!! R.I.P
 
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Sadly, time waits for no man.

My platoon sergeant in Vietnam jumped into Normandy and Holland with the 101st Airborne. My first combat tour was with the 101st, and I wore the patch on my right shoulder for my entire army career. Could have worn others as the deployments went by, but I always wore the 10st patch as my combat unit designator.

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I just ran across this. Full credits to Col. Ed Shames... but as the first line of the article says: "the last surviving officer".

There is one other member of Easy Company that is still alive - he joined Easy Company in England in February 1944, and shared that kick-back in the Eagle's Nest.
PFC Bradford C Freeman. Band of Brothers - The Veterans History Museum of the Carolinas
 

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That was a generation of true sacrifice !!
 
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