Band of Brothers

7 Stories

Last 'Band of Brothers' Survivor Dead at 97

Bradford Freeman was a member of 'Easy Company'

(Newser) - Bradford Freeman, the last survivor of the famed Army unit featured in the World War II oral history book and miniseries Band of Brothers, has died at the age of 97, the AP reports. Freeman died Sunday at Baptist Memorial Hospital–Golden Triangle, according to Lowndes Funeral Home in Columbus,...

Last of the "Band of Brothers" Dead at 99

Edward Shames and "Easy Company" helped inspire book and HBO series

(Newser) - Edward Shames, a World War II veteran who was the last surviving officer of “Easy Company,” which inspired the HBO miniseries and book “Band of Brothers,” has died, per the AP . He was 99. An obituary posted by the Holomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory said...

Band of Brothers War Hero Donald Malarkey Dies
Man Who Famously Fought Off
the Nazis Has Died

Man Who Famously Fought Off the Nazis Has Died

Easy Company's Donald Malarkey was 96

(Newser) - 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" portrayed in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He...

(Some) HBO Shows Headed to Amazon Prime

Sorry, no 'Game of Thrones'

(Newser) - Soon, Amazon Prime customers will be able to stream HBO shows—but before you get too excited, be warned that the announcement mostly applies to older programs. Game of Thrones isn't part of the exclusive deal, though seasons of shows like Girls and Veep will appear some three years...

Band of Brothers' 'Wild Bill' Dies

 Band of Brothers' 
 'Wild Bill' Dies 

Band of Brothers' 'Wild Bill' Dies

He fought for 'Easy Company' during and after WWII

(Newser) - William "Wild Bill" Guarnere was lucky to survive 70 minutes after a combat jump into Normandy on D-Day, let alone almost 70 years. Guarnere, who has died at the age of 90 and who was part of the "Band of Brothers" celebrated in an HBO miniseries, landed in...

OK, Tom Hanks, Get Off WWII Already
 OK, Tom Hanks, 
 Get Off WWII Already 

OK, Tom Hanks, Get Off WWII Already

Private Ryan , Band of Brothers, The Pacific ... yeesh

(Newser) - Please, please, please, Tom Hanks, no more World War II stuff, OK? That plea is from Brian Donovan, who points out that, among Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and The Pacific, “it is entirely possible that Tom Hanks has spent more time making entertainment about World War II...

Generation Kill On Target
 Generation Kill On Target 
TV Review

Generation Kill On Target

HBO's miniseries captures soldiers in 'their unfettered, foul-mouthed glory'

(Newser) - From the mean streets of Baltimore to the meaner ones of Baghdad, the force behind The Wire scores a direct hit with HBO's new Generation Kill, writes Brian Lowry for Variety. Following a cast of Marines during the Iraqi invasion’s first 40 days, the 7-episode miniseries may make you...

7 Stories
Most Read on Newser