||[Jun. 6th, 2012|06:29 am]
"Wild" Bill Guarnere parachuted into France on D-day, found himself lost behind enemy lines without a weapon, scattered from his unit. Later that day he learned that his brother had been killed in Italy, "Dunc" was his brother's nickname. Later he got a tatto memorializing him. But on June 6th Bill fought Germans. "I killed a lotta people," he said when I photographed him, "I killed a lotta Germans that day."
For his actions assaulting Crecourt Manner later that day Bill was awarded the Silver Star. In October he lost a leg at the Battle of the Bulge.
I'm grateful I've had the chance to meet him and that he's on the Cover of War Paint.
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2012-06-06 08:34 pm (UTC)
<B>D-Day ~ The Saga Continues...</B>
mofo, dat sum deep shite!
what a beautiful man
You remember your standing order to tell him, whenever you see him, a redhead with big boobs sends hugs, right?
...and yet today Google chose to commemorate the first drive-in theater.