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  dinsdag 3 oktober 2017 @ 18:08:33 #1
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Donald Malarkey, WWII paratrooper portrayed in HBO's 'Band of Brothers,' dead at 96

SALEM, Ore. – Donald Malarkey, a World War II paratrooper who was awarded the Bronze Star after parachuting behind enemy lines at Normandy to destroy German artillery on D-Day, has died. He was 96.

Malarkey was one of several members of "Easy Company" to be widely portrayed in the HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers." He died Sept. 30 in Salem, Oregon of age-related causes, his son-in-law John Hill said Sunday.

Malarkey fought fight across France, the Netherlands and Belgium and with Easy Company fought off Nazi advances while surrounded at Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge in December 1944.

He was often praised for his actions during the war, and was presented with the Legion of Honor Medal -- the highest honor awarded by the French government -- in 2009.

Malarkey was haunted by memories of combat and the devastation of losing fellow soldiers and friends, his family members said. Still, the release of the "Band of Brothers" miniseries was cathartic for him and helped him come to terms with the emotional scars of the battle, Hill said.

Malarkey was born on July 30, 1921 in Astoria, Oregon. He was a freshman at the University of Oregon when he was drafted into the Army in 1942 and volunteered to become a paratrooper.

He returned to the University of Oregon after the war, receiving a bachelor's degree in business in 1948. While a student at the school, he met and fell in love with Irene Moore. The two married in 1948 and had four children -- Michael Malarkey, Marianne McNally, Sharon Hill and Martha Serean.

Malarkey met with historian Stephen Ambrose in 1987, and in 1989 traveled with other members of Easy Company to Europe to provide oral histories of their war experiences. Those recollections became the basis for `Band of Brothers" and an earlier book with the same name written by Ambrose.

Malarkey also detailed his experiences in a 2008 autobiography written with Bob Welch, "Easy Company Soldier." Malarkey was frequently asked to speak about his experiences in WWII, and he lectured at West Point and made trips to Kuwait and Germany to meet with wounded soldiers from the Iraq War.

He remained close to the other surviving members of Easy Company and attended his final Easy Company reunion in Portland, Oregon in August.

"You could look back and with great pride realize that you had done a very significant thing and acted responsibly in what amounted to saving the world," Malarkey told Oregon Public Broadcasting in 2012.

Malarkey is survived by his daughters and his sister, Molly Rumpunkis.
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  donderdag 26 oktober 2017 @ 23:37:51 #3
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Komt er nog een 4K release?
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Rust in Vrede ;( prachtige serie!

Hoeveel easy's zijn er eigenlijk nog in leven?
Op vrijdag 19 juni 2015 14:29 schreef Spooky4u het volgende:
Zoveel woorden voor iemand die je niet serieus moet nemen :')
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0s.gif Op zondag 5 november 2017 20:12 schreef RedFever007 het volgende:
Rust in Vrede ;( prachtige serie!

Hoeveel easy's zijn er eigenlijk nog in leven?
Malarkey was de enige van de in de serie geportreteerde die nog leefde toch?
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Malarkey was de enige van de in de serie geportreteerde die nog leefde toch?
Colonel Edward D. Shames (born June 13, 1922) is a retired United States Army enlisted man and officer who later served in the U.S. Army Reserve. During World War II he was assigned to the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Shames is the last surviving officer and second-oldest surviving member of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.

Shames leeft nog en is ook in de serie te zien geweest. Nog even verder gezocht, van niet alle Easy compagny zijn evenveel gegevens te vinden. Wat ik zag op http://www.wow.com/wiki/List_of_Easy_Company_(506_PIR)_veterans#Living_E_Company_members_.E2.80.93_14_veterans als uitgangspunt genomen en daarop wat gegoogled.

Bond, Donald S. == * onbekend
Coombs, James M. == 7 okt 2017 overleden
Freeman, Bradford C. == * onbekend
Malarkey, Donald G. == overleden 30/09/2017
Mampre, Albert L. == * onbekend
Matz, Leo Joseph == * onbekend
Pepping, Edwin E. == Leeft nog :)
Perugini, Philip P. == * onbekend
Shames, Edward David == Leeft nog
Soboleski, Frank Joseph == 22 mei overleden
Strohl, Roderick G. == leeft nog
Suerth, Jr., Herbert John == * onbekend
Tipper, Edward Joseph == 01/02/2017 overleden
Wingett, William T. == 22/03 2017 overleden

* Nog in leven op 10 mei 2017 volgens deze bron https://www.warhistoryonl(...)ust-wont_quit-m.html

In het meest gunstige geval leven er dus nog 9 leden van Easy :)
Op vrijdag 19 juni 2015 14:29 schreef Spooky4u het volgende:
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