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South Philly Tribute to Band of Brothers

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https://www.inquirer.com/life/william-guarnere-edward-heffron-band-of-brothers-statues-20191228.html?fbclid=IwAR1-o-hjt3A_9fXhEjhnj_bu6bzz37k406CfWjzdEbB3CrkZwoFv6-Y28do

 

South Philly’s ‘Band of Brothers’ soldiers are forever young in new memorial site

by Natalie Pompilio, For The Inquirer, Updated: December 28, 2019- 5:00 AM
 
 
 
 
South Philly’s ‘Band of Brothers’ soldiers are forever young in new memorial site
 
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The bronze statues of William “Wild Bill” Guarnere and Edward “Babe” Heffron, outside Herron Park on 2nd and Reed Streets, show the pair as they looked before they left the old neighborhood to fight in Europe during World War II.

Wearing Army uniforms, they’re barely out of their teens, full-faced and confident, unaware that their future acts of bravery — dramatized in HBO’s 2001 miniseries “Band of Brothers” — would shape the world for decades to come.

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I met them both, along with several others from the unit, in Kuwait in 2008. Great guys, and well deserved.

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