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William Guarnere (1923–2014)

As a young man he joined the famous Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Infantry Division when it was first formed. His first combat jump as a paratrooper was into occupied France the night before D-Day as part of the mass invasion. Earned the name "Wild Bill" due to his heroic efforts in combat situations against the Germans. Lost part of his leg ... See full bio »

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 2014 The Restorers (TV Series documentary)
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 2002 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks (TV Special)
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 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series)
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Co-author, with fellow Philadelphian and paratrooper Edward 'Babe' Heffron, of the World War II memoir "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends".

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Alternate Names:

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When he was finally awarded full disability from the U.S. Army and was able to stop working, he threw away his prosthetic leg. He has used crutches ever since. See more »

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