On August 21, 1944, the evacuation of German forces from the famous “Falaise pocket” was over and many Axis soldiers left Normandy to retreat to the east of the Seine river. More than 6,000 German […]
Purple Heart Day Most people have never heard of Purple Heart Day, which takes place annually on August 7th to commemorate the origins of the medals and the more than 1.7 million combat-wounded Purple Heart […]
In May of 1861, 9 year old John Lincoln “Johnny” Clem ran away from his home in Newark, Ohio, to join the Union Army, but found the Army was not interested in signing on a […]
Many people know that the mini-series was based on the best-selling book of the same name by the popular historian, Stephen Ambrose, published in 1992.
The real “Band of Brothers” existed long before the book. They were the men of E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (the 506th PIR). These men joined with millions of others in uniform in answering the call of their nation.