In the very early hours of the D-Day invasion, Easy Company along with thousands of other Allied paratroopers land behind enemy lines in Normandy. In the chaos of the jump however, they are spread far and wide with many landing far from their expected drop zone. Lt. Winters assembles the few men they can find and slowly make their way to their rendezvous point. As the men straggle in, they also must adjust such as when Malarkey meets a German soldier who grew up in Oregon. Easy's Company commander is still missing so Winters is left in charge and is ordered to take out a German artillery bunker that is wreaking havoc with the troops landing on the beach. They do so with great efficiency and are rewarded with several Bronze and Silver Stars and the Distinguished Service Cross for Winters. Written by
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After Lt Winters tells Sgt Guarnere, "Sergeant, I'm not a Quaker!" and then leaves to a burst of laughter, Guarnere comments, "Being from Lancaster County, he's probably a Mennonite." In his memoirs, written a few years after the release of this miniseries, Winters mentions that his ancestry actually was Mennonite although his immediate family were not firm practitioners of the religion. See more
When the soldier that Lt. Winters is with talks about losing his radio and then getting chewed out by his commanding officer. Lt. Winters says: "Well if you were in my platoon, I would say you are a rifleman first and a radioman second." The soldier is in question happens to be carrying a Thompson Submachinegun and not an M1 Garrand or an M1 carbine, but "rifleman" is a generic term for any infantryman regardless of his assigned weapon system. Winters would have made the same statement if the soldier had been carrying a machine gun. See more
Pvt. John 'Cowboy' Hall
Shut your fucking guinea trap, Gonorrhea.
He's all right, that kid!
Composed by Michael Kamen
Performed by The London Metropolitan Orchestra See more