Any Band of Brothers survivors remaining?

Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by Chewie, Jan 16, 2012.

  1. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

    Need TMB's help, is there any of the main characters' still living? Martin, Mularkey, etc?

    I know Winters died like a year ago but I'm looking for some inspirational speakers for my conferences and nothing would be more awesome then them.

    Anyone who helps in this will receive a complimentary invite to the conference to see them speak.
  2. audrew

    audrew Master of Education; Movie Expert

  3. killerwvu

    killerwvu Restoring WVU's E-Rep 1 Post At A Time

    what city is the conference in?
  4. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

    Yeah that link doesn't do shit for me
  5. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

    17, working on 19 for 2012
  6. Croomsday

    Croomsday 雹の状態

  7. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like Breakfast Club, huh?

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  8. pez

    pez New Member

  9. pez

    pez New Member

  10. audrew

    audrew Master of Education; Movie Expert

  11. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

    Wait, wtf, according to that Dike died in 85, I thought that mf'er died at Foy?
  12. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

    Also looks like Perconte is still alive according to that link.
  13. tjosu

    tjosu This is kind of like Breakfast Club, huh?

    Some quality friarjuggs research done by me apparently
  14. Croomsday

    Croomsday 雹の状態

    so do audrew and myself get a complimentary invitation?
  15. Pelican

    Pelican COOL huh

  16. Topper Bottoms

    Topper Bottoms Capt. USS Rough Service

    The best is how they just fuck up Blithe's life story so bad
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  17. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

    If I get them to speak, sure.
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  18. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

    Explain
  19. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

    I just know these dudes are going to be gone soon and to hear them speak about their events (Like other speakers I've had from the Vietnam War) would be amazing.
  20. Croomsday

    Croomsday 雹の状態

    from what I can find he lives in Salem,OR
  21. og543ss

    og543ss 0/10. Shitty troll. I ain't even mad. #Franklion

    Ed Bernat lives in my hometown as does Ed Joint
  22. Topper Bottoms

    Topper Bottoms Capt. USS Rough Service

    Starting how he died in 1967 not 1948. Dude was career military.
  23. keacali

    keacali Oklahoma Sooners, SF Giants

    He was relieved of his command there. That guy must've been such a fuck to be around
  24. keacali

    keacali Oklahoma Sooners, SF Giants

    Love watching that series on spike once a year :ohgosh:

    It keeps it fresh
  25. Rape Ape

    Rape Ape knucklehead flow that make you act real dumb

    City 17 doesn't exist anymore

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  26. :drunk:

    read this as "Ayn Rand Brothers survivors remaining?"

    :taz::sixflagsguy::beaver:
  27. triple-r

    triple-r Not the mama!

    Had never watched all of it. Just got around to watching it all the way through. It took me 5 nights I believe. Watched 2 episodes a night before bed. Just amazing. Want to rewatch it now with the commentary on, but I'll probably wait a little bit and then do that.

    Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?

    Grandpa said no.

    But I served in a company of heroes

    :americafuckyeah:
  28. keacali

    keacali Oklahoma Sooners, SF Giants

    The only problem with watching that show before bed is accidentally staying up all night and watching 5 a night
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  29. triple-r

    triple-r Not the mama!

    Yeah luckily it helps that they only put 2 on each disc, and I am too lazy/tired to get out of bed and change the discs. I didn't want it to end after I finished it. Easily one the best thing I've ever watched.

    I liked The Pacific quite a bit and all I heard was Band of Brothers is 10x as good. Now I see why, just absolutely amazing.
  30. keacali

    keacali Oklahoma Sooners, SF Giants

    Yeah its war porn lol. Band of Brothers is in a league of its own
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  31. HunterPKP

    HunterPKP New Member

    Watch with commentary. Those men were still badasses in their 80s. The commentary part truly adds to it. The greatest generation. A lot of those men had true purpose in life. They were the last true generation the believed in life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness as a whole. Hard work yields great results.

    I watch Band of Brothers a few times a year. Best miniseries in the history of TV if you ask me.
  32. Murtaugh

    Murtaugh Fan of: A Softball School

    RIP Buck Compton

    Show Spoiler
    By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times

    February 29, 2012


    As a Los Angeles deputy district attorney, Lynn D. "Buck" Compton was known for heading the three-man team that successfully prosecuted Sirhan B. Sirhan for the 1968 slaying of U.S. Sen. Robert F. Kennedy.
    And after then-Gov. Ronald Reagan appointed him to the 2ndDistrict Court of Appeal in 1970, he was known as one of its most conservative jurists.
    But it was long after he retired from the bench in 1990 that Compton became known for something that previously had been mentioned only in passing in newspaper articles about him: his World War II military service.
    Compton was a first lieutenant in Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment in the Army's 101st Airborne Division — one of the true-life characters who gained late-in-life renown when they were portrayed in "Band of Brothers," the 2001 HBO miniseries based on historian Stephen E. Ambrose's 1992 bestseller.
    Compton, who suffered a heart attack Jan. 11, died Saturday at his daughter Tracy's home in Burlington, Wash., said his family. He was 90.
    After parachuting into Normandy during the early hours of D-day in June 1944, Compton was part of the assault group that destroyed the German artillery during the battle at Brecourt Manor. He fought at Carentan, participated in Operation Market Garden in Holland and fought in the Battle of Bastogne.
    Before the war was over, he had been awarded a Silver Star and a Purple Heart
    "Not too many people knew about his military heroics until the miniseries," said Tracy Compton.
    As her sister Syndee put it: "His career as a prosecutor and a judge overrode his military career until 'Band of Brothers' came out, and then it just went crazy. Then it became more about him being in the military rather than his being a judge or a prosecutor."
    Syndee Compton said her father was surprised by suddenly being in the spotlight.
    "I think it probably shocked all of them," she said. "I don't think any of them in their wildest dreams thought at 80 years of age they'd be getting this attention."
    In the years after "Band of Brothers," Compton was asked to speak at local schools and at military bases in Germany and South Korea.
    He also continued to receive fan mail from around the world.
    His family estimated that nearly 400 people showed up in January for a 90th birthday celebration for Compton at the Skagit Regional Airport in Burlington, including children of other "Band of Brothers" veterans.
    "All I can say is it's flattering — and kind of embarrassing," the Skagit Valley Herald reported Compton as saying. "We didn't expect anything more than those other guys [in the war]. We're celebrating longevity more than anything."
    The crowd included four actors from "Band of Brothers": Michael Cudlitz, James Madio, Richard Speight Jr. and Neal McDonough, who portrayed Compton in the miniseries.
    McDonough recalled meeting with Compton in Burlington the day before he flew to London to begin filming "Band of Brothers" and later peppering him with "phone calls at all hours" with more questions about his time during the war.
    "When you play a historical figure, you have to do it right and tell the truth," McDonough told The Times this week, recalling that Compton would tell him, "I didn't really do anything; I was just doing my job."
    "He'd say that's what soldiers do," said McDonough, who kept in touch with Compton and nicknamed his 6-year-old son Morgan "Little Buck" in his honor. "He did extraordinary things in his life and never took credit for it."
    Tracy Compton said her father thought McDonough "did a wonderful job" portraying him and that "he laughed and said Neal was better-looking than he ever was."
    Compton was born in Los Angeles on Dec. 31, 1921. He majored in physical education and minored in education at UCLA, where he lettered in both football and baseball. (Jackie Robinson was a teammate in both sports.) Compton started at guard in the 1943 Rose Bowl game against Georgia and was selected all-conference catcher while captain of the baseball team in 1942.
    He also participated in the ROTC program and entered active service in February 1943 at age 21.
    After the war, he became a Los Angeles police officer and worked his way through Loyola Law School. He was a detective in the Central Burglary Division before joining the district attorney's office in 1951. He was assistant district attorney when Dist. Atty. Evelle J. Younger chose him as his chief deputy in 1966.
    In his 2008 memoir "Call of Duty: My Life Before, During, and After the Band of Brothers," Compton said that prosecuting Sirhan, in many ways, "was the peak" of his career in the D.A.'s office.
    During the prosecution's final summation, Compton termed the case "highly overcomplicated" by psychiatric expertise. And, according to a 1969 Times account, he told the jury that the psychiatric testimony had been so confusing and conflicting that "I can be frank to admit right now as I stand here that I can't answer the question of what Sirhan's real motive was."
    But, he told the jury, if they "don't buy" the psychiatric testimony, "like I don't buy it, and like [deputy district attorneys] John Howard and Dave Fitts don't buy it — then there's nothing left but plain old cold-blooded first-degree murder."
    Compton also dealt with a number of high-profile cases during his years on the 2nd District Court of Appeal, including a seminal 1983 case in California regarding life support in which two doctors were accused of murder for causing the death of a man in a coma.
    The patient's condition was terminal and he would never have regained consciousness. With the wife's consent, the doctors removed the patient's hydration and nutrition system.
    "These were," Compton noted in his book, "the days before living wills."
    He and two other judges found the doctors not guilty of criminal conduct.
    Compton's wife, Donna, died in 1994. Besides his two daughters, he is survived by four grandchildren.
  33. Chewie

    Chewie Gggggaaaaaaarrrrr

  34. The Great Gordo

    The Great Gordo poster boy of underachievement

    I have had quite a few conversation with a man named J.B. Stokes. He wasnt featured in the series but some of his interviews made the extras dvd. He was with Easy from the beginning. A very interesting guy. He was in Guarneres squad i believe. When he would come to the office he would always sit and talk about his time in the war. One of the things I had to ask him about was the Speirs deal at Foy. He said they "hollywooded" it up a bit but he absolutely did what was shown on Band of Brothers. I would give anything to have been able to talk to that guy.
  35. Murtaugh

    Murtaugh Fan of: A Softball School

    So jelly. Next time I watch I'll check out the extras for his interview. What exactly did they exaggerate? That whole scene at Foy is one of my favorites in the series.
  36. keacali

    keacali Oklahoma Sooners, SF Giants

    This thread is the number 3 result on google for "Band of Brothers survivors" It was just on Spike today, and I missed it, but I still have it DVR'ed from Veterans Day :dennard:

    Was reading on wikipedia about it and saw that Nixon and Welsh were born 3 days apart and died 10 days apart. In 76+ years there were only 13 days both of them weren't alive, and they made it through WW2. Just cool to think about...
  37. keacali

    keacali Oklahoma Sooners, SF Giants

    also from wiki looks like Perconte, Babe Heffron, Malarkey and Gonorrhea are all still around:usasmug:
  38. slhorn

    slhorn New Member

    Awesome. I read the book after the series and man Garnere and Malarkey might be my favorite characters in any nonfiction series ever.
  39. keacali

    keacali Oklahoma Sooners, SF Giants

    Same for me and I've been reading and watching at the same time the past week.
  40. Granadafan

    Granadafan New Member

    I have the DVD and Blue Ray set. I watch the first five discs every so often.
  41. the book was a lot cooler before i learned that it's full of plagiarism
  42. keacali

    keacali Oklahoma Sooners, SF Giants

    He had a huge works cited in the back of the book. It was supposed to be a history of easy company so he used stuff from books that members wrote especially
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  44. TobiasFunke-Analrapist

    TobiasFunke-Analrapist I'm afraid I just blue myself

    I will trade likes, blowjobs and/or a watchESPN login for an HBOGO login.
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  45. Buff_Ruffnek

    Buff_Ruffnek POPE of RAPEZY



    Son you make me feel so proud
    I pop the buttons of my shirt
    I know I said I'd take you to the lake today
    But I'm going to have to break those plans and it really hurts.
    Every time I go fishin' it'd always start me wishin'
    That I could be a child again
    Take my 50 cents and go down to the local picture show
    To watch my heroes rope and ride.
    Most times they'd win but when they'd lose
    It always made me cry
    Ain't nothing quite as sad
    As watching your heroes die
    One by one as they fall
    Soon there'll be no heroes at all.
    Well, I guess the fish just ain't bitin'
    Just as well it don't feel like fightin'
    All in all it just ain't that great a fishin' day
    That old newspaper headline
    Kind of wrapped around this old heart of mine
    Another big one got away.
    And I can't count the times he's made me laugh
    But this time he's made me cry
    There ain't nothing quite as sad
    As watching your heroes die
    One by one as they fall
    Soon there'll be no heroes at all...
  46. TobiasFunke-Analrapist

    TobiasFunke-Analrapist I'm afraid I just blue myself

    JBF76 please say that like was a tacit agreement for likes/bj's (aka "blowjobs") or a watchespn login for an hbogo login :pray:
  47. JBF76

    JBF76 Guest

    No boss, It was a like because per usual we like and want the same thing! I want an hbo password.. although I really don't want hbo, I just want to see true detectives.
  48. TobiasFunke-Analrapist

    TobiasFunke-Analrapist I'm afraid I just blue myself

    Yeah I'm piggybacking off my parents login stuff. They don't have hbo so if I have that, I literally have no use for cable.

    My computer sucks so Torrance isn't an option so don't even try
  49. Granadafan

    Granadafan New Member

    RIP Guarnere.
  50. Ace Boogie

    Ace Boogie top lad

    It had been a year or two so I did a BoB rewatch on HBO on demand the past couple of nights after Wild Bill passed. Yup, it is still awesome.

    Seriously, the presence of HBOOD is worth the price of subscribing alone. If you haven't seen many of the great shows HBO has put out over the years you can just go nuts and then cancel down the road after you have watched them all. Not that I would recommend that, because they have a knack for continually putting out outstanding quality television.

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