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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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(2011)
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 2014 NOS Uit het Leven (TV Series documentary) (in memory of - 1 episode)
- NOS Uit het leven van 2014 (2014) ... (in memory of)
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 2014 The Restorers (TV Series documentary)
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- Living History (2014) ... Self
 2011 He Has Seen War (Documentary)
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 2002 AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks (TV Special)
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 2001 We Stand Alone Together (TV Movie documentary)
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 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series)
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- Points (2001) ... Self (as Bill Guarnere)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

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:

Bill Guarnere
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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 »

Nickname:

Wild Bill See more »

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