We've all heard of the famous "Band of Brothers" paratroopers of Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division. Featured in the book by Stephen Ambrose and the HBO mini-series produced by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, these men have gone down in history as members of arguably the best rifle company in World War II.

Recently I attended a seminar w five of the original "Band of Brothers" troopers made an appearance. They were William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, Edward "Babe" Heffron, Lynn "Buck" Compton, Donald Malarkey and Earl "One Lung" McClung . I think you'll recognize those names from the book and movie! Most are original Toccoa men who fought all the way through Normandy, Holland, Bastogne and into Berchtesgaden. I had all five sign the program for the event.

In addition, who can forget the bravery of the Doolittle Raiders ? Flying B-25 bombers from the pitching deck of the USS Hornet, the Doolittle Raiders made the first US bombing mission on Japan in April 1942. Crash landing in China, the five men featured went on to fly full combat tours against Germany and Japan. Thomas Griffin, Ed Horton, David Jones, William Bower and Richard Cole have all signed the program as well.

T's also a bonus! T are additional signatures: Medal of Honor winner George "Bud" Day sign next to his photo. Colonel Day was awarded
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