Eleonóra Keszthelyi

Eleonóra Keszthelyi

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Lt. Ronald Speirs was a pit-bull of a soldier, tough, exceptional and intimidating. He was the last commander of the legendary Easy Co, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne and led the company longer than Lt. Dick Winters. With Easy Co. wrongly positioned and staying put as sitting ducks behind a haystack during the attack on Foy, Speirs was ordered to relieve Lt. Norman Dike. Speirs sprinted to Dike and blurted out, “I’m taking over.” With Speirs now in charge, Easy Co surged into Foy and took the…

Ronald Speirs was a pit-bull of a soldier, distinctively tough, exceptional and intimidating. He was the last commander of the legendary Easy Co, PIR, Airborne (the Band of Brothers)

Joe Lesniewski. "As I looked across the road, there was a German soldier directly in front of me with a potato masher grenade. He threw it at me. I ducked as fast as I could. The grenade hit my helmet and bounced off. I hollered to the guys: “Live grenade! Get the hell away from here!” The thing exploded. Every one of us got wounded. Jim Alley got hit thirty-two times. In 1994 he went to the hospital again, even this late in life, and they still found a piece of shrapnel in his body."

Joe Lesniewski. "As I looked across the road, there was a German soldier directly in front of me with a potato masher grenade. He threw it at me. I ducked as fast as I could. The grenade hit my helmet and bounced off. I hollered to the guys: “Live grenade! Get the hell away from here!” The thing exploded. Every one of us got wounded. Jim Alley got hit thirty-two times. In 1994 he went to the hospital again, even this late in life, and they still found a piece of shrapnel in his body."

Dick Winters - Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

Dick Winters - Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.

Frank Perconte (1917-2013)

Easy Company Technician Fourth Grade Frank J. Perconte died October He was a former non-commissioned officer during World War II with Easy Company, Battalion, Parachute Infantry.

Buck Compton was never a BotW, but I met him last year and fell in love with him nonetheless. Famous for being one of the "Band of Brothers" in WWII, he died last week and it's a lesser world because of it.

Buck Compton - "famous for being one of the "Band of Brothers" in WWII, he died last week and it's a lesser world because of it.