The real Ronald Speirs, Grace Nixon (widow of Lewis Nixon) and Dick Winters.
From left to right:
1. Polack, Gibson, Walker, Patterson, Schuman, Mihok, Nixon, Henderson, Winters, Haddy, Cox, Welsh
2. Winters, Nixon, Welsh, Tom, Cox
3. Patterson, Henderson, Cox
”And basically I have one message to all. Hang Tough. And I mean by saying Hanging Tough, do your best every day. Whether it’s in school or at your job or wherever you are. Do your best every day. You don’t have to know all the answers, no way, don’t expect that of yourself, just do your best. Satisfy yourself, so at the end of the day, you can look in the mirror, after you’ve brushed your teeth, and say honestly to yourself, today I did my best. And if you do that you’re being honest and everything is going to be okay.”
|—||Major.Richard”Dick”Winters (via cckatsura)|
Sergeant Warren H. “Skip” Muck (January 31, 1922 - January 10, 1945) was a non-commissioned officer with Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, in the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. Muck was portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers by Richard Speight, Jr. Muck’s life story was featured in the 2010 book A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us
Muck was born and raised inTonawanda (city), New York. He attended St. Francis of Assisi Elementary School, and graduated from Tonawanda High School in 1942. After working briefly for the Remington Rand Corp, he enlisted on August 17, 1942 inBuffalo, New York.
After training in Camp Toccoa, Georgia, Muck made his first combat jump on June 6, 1944 (D-Day) as part of the Battle of Normandy in Normandy, France. In September 1944, he jumped into occupied Netherlandsas part of Operation Market Garden, which eventually failed. After being pulled off the line, Easy Company returned to France, where they were transported to Bastogne, Belgium to fight in the Battle of the Bulge. Muck and his friend Alex Penkalawere killed from a direct hit in their foxhole from German artilleryjust outside the Belgiantown of Foy.
RIP Easy Company Veteran, Ed Joint.
February 18, 1923-May 12,2012
(top left in second photo; third person in last photo)
Just an FYI for those of you who MAY not know this BUT Major Dick Winters is being HONOURED at Normandy THIS June 2012 and local PBS stations will be covering this ceremony. So check your local PBS station to see if they will be broadcasting this. So far Harrisburg PA PBS station WITF will be broadcasting. It’s called HANG TOUGH - Dick Winters in Normandy.
Dick Winters at Camp Mackall, spring 1943.
Rest in Peace, Joe Lesniewski…
506th Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division
World War II