A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us

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The author of We Who Are Alive and Remain presents remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company

A Company of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the men who fought for our freedom during some of the darkest days the world has ever known-men who returned home with a newfound wisdom and honor that they passed on to their families and who continue to inspire new generations of Americans.

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The author of We Who Are Alive and Remain presents remembrances from the families of the soldiers of Easy Company

A Company of Heroes is an intimate, revealing portrait of the lives of the men who fought for our freedom during some of the darkest days the world has ever known-men who returned home with a newfound wisdom and honor that they passed on to their families and who continue to inspire new generations of Americans.

Compiled from the veterans' notes, journals, letters, photographs, and the author's personally conducted interviews with the surviving contributors, this unique volume features the never- before-told stories of the Band of Brothers from more than twenty children and other family members.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780425234204
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/4/2010
  • Pages: 368
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Marcus Brotherton is a journalist and professional writer, the author of We Who Are Alive and Remain and Shifty's War, and the co-author of Voices of the Pacific and Call of Duty. He has collaborated with Dr. Nancy Heche (mother of actress Anne Heche), international humanitarian Susan Scott Krabacher, and with Lt. Lynn “Buck” Compton on his memoir Call of Duty. He lives with his family in Washington State. 

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Table of Contents

Preface xiii

Easy Company Timeline xvii

Part I Enlisted Men: The Key to Victory 1

1 PFC Albert Blithe 3

2 PFC Tony Garcia 11

3 PFC Paul "Frenchy" Lamoureux 23

4 Pvt. Patrick O'Keefe 29

5 Pvt. George Potter 41

Part II Non-Commissioned Officers: The Backbone of the Army 51

6 Sgt. Gordon Carson 53

7 T/Sgt. Burton "Pat" Christenson 69

8 Cpl. Walter "Smokey" Gordon 91

9 S/Sgt. Herman "Hack" Hanson 107

10 T/5 Joe Liebgott 117

11 S/Sgt. Robert Marsh 125

12 S/Sgt. Robert Rader 137

13 S/Sgt. Mike Ranney 149

14 Cpl. LaVon Reese 167

15 T/5 Eugene Roe 175

16 1st Sgt. Floyd "Tab" Taibert 189

17 Sgt. Joe Toye 195

Part III Officers: Leaders From the Front 207

18 Capt. Frederick "Moose" Heyliger 209

19 1st Lt. C. Carwood Lipton 221

20 Capt. Ron Speirs 233

Part IV Easy Company's Fallen: Those Who Gave Their Last Full Measure of Devotion 243

21 1st Sgt. Bill Evans 245

22 S/Sgt. Terrence "Salty" Harris 253

23 1st Lt. George Lavenson 259

24 Sgt. Warren "Skip" Muck 269

25 PFC Alex Penkala 281

26 PFC Robert Van Klinken 293

Epilogue 319

Acknowledgments 323

Appendix I 327

Appendix II 329

Appendix 111 333

Index 335

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