World War II Easy Company

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three men sitting in chairs and one is holding a drink while the other looks on
Seventy years ago, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into France, behind German enemy lines, in the dark of night ahead of the D-Day invasion. On June 6, 2014, at 93, the WWII veteran jumped into Normandy again, in a full military kit, marking the anniversary of the June 6th Allied troops landing. Before jumping he said, "They are worried about me getting hurt. I said, 'Don't worry about it. If I get hurt or I get killed, what is the difference? I've lived 93 years. I've had a good life.> TC? Gi Joe, American Heroes, American Patriot, American Soldiers, Normandy, Jim Martin, Olds, Armed Forces
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Seventy years ago, Jim "Pee Wee" Martin parachuted into France, behind German enemy lines, in the dark of night ahead of the D-Day invasion. On June 6, 2014, at 93, the WWII veteran jumped into Normandy again, in a full military kit, marking the anniversary of the June 6th Allied troops landing. Before jumping he said, "They are worried about me getting hurt. I said, 'Don't worry about it. If I get hurt or I get killed, what is the difference? I've lived 93 years. I've had a good life.> TC?
a group of men sitting around a table with bottles of wine
Major Richard Winters, Captain Lewis Nixon, Lieutenant Harry Welsh (of the Band of Brothers) and two other men celebrate V-E Day at Hitler’s alpine retreat in Berchtesgaden (May 8, 1945, cropped). The men had their first choice of a captured, extensive wine collection originally assembled at Hermann Göring's orders, comprising bottles which were stolen from wineries across France and other occupied territories. The helmet at right bears the Easy Company spade logo.
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Dick Winters and Harry Welsh, image from the World War II Foundation’s Facebook page.