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'Band of Brothers' Marches onto Spike TV
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I show the whole series including the documentary "We Stand Alone Together" to my high school seniors' history class at the end of the school year. These kids love the show and actually empathize with the men, which for me is a treat since they generally are very apathetic towards anything that doesn't directly apply to them. I look forward to it every year! :)
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#12
Sad news:

'Band of Brothers' Inspiration Dies at Age 92

http://www.rr.com/entertainment/topic/ar..._at_age_92

PHILADELPHIA — Richard "Dick" Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died last week in central Pennsylvania. He was 92.

Winters died following a several-year battle with Parkinson's disease, longtime family friend William Jackson said Monday.

An intensely private and humble man, Winters had asked that news of his death be withheld until after his funeral, Jackson said. Winters lived in Hershey, Pa., but died in suburban Palmyra.

The men Winters led expressed their admiration for their company commander after learning of his death.

William Guarnere, 88, said what he remembers about Winters was "great leadership."

"When he said 'Let's go,' he was right in the front," Guarnere, who was called "Wild Bill" by his comrades, said Sunday night from his South Philadelphia home. "He was never in the back. A leader personified."

Another member of the unit living in Philadelphia, Edward Heffron, 87, said thinking about Winters brought a tear to his eye.

"He was one hell of a guy, one of the greatest soldiers I was ever under," said Heffron, who had the nickname "Babe" in the company. "He was a wonderful officer, a wonderful leader. He had what you needed, guts and brains. He took care of his men, that's very important."

Winters was born Jan. 21, 1918 and studied economics at Franklin & Marshall College before enlisting, according to a biography on the Penn State website.

Winters became the leader of Company E, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division on D-Day, after the death of the company commander during the invasion of Normandy.

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#13
Spike is doing the marathon again this Monday. I always get sucked into watching an episode or two if I flip past it...unless it's the first one.
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Speng Wrote:Spike is doing the marathon again this Monday. I always get sucked into watching an episode or two if I flip past it...unless it's the first one.

Definitely what I call a "quicksand show" you click past it and you find yourself stuck.
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