Chapter Six: Day Two The DZ Gets Crowded
Posted 24 August 2003 - 05:13 PM
homefront41, on Mar 11 2003, 11:43 PM, said:
What a shame that wasn't included in the mini-series! That would have been hilarious.
Having just become a Paratrooper (after tormenting poor Gino to death trying to figure out how to use PayPal!), I am looking though the secret archives of the Paratroop Regiment here. Thereís lots of great reading here BK. I've read all of your chapters now.
But I was wondering about a few things. I notice that Dick Winters isn't mentioned and doesn't seem to be in any of the photos. Does he usually go to the reunions, and was he unable to attend this one?
I'm glad to hear that Dr. Henry S. was there. I remember reading all his gentlemanly posts from the HBO Boards. I had been wondering about him, because he had stopped posting on those Boards. I was hoping he was alright.
This post has been edited by hwhap: 24 August 2003 - 05:13 PM
Posted 24 August 2003 - 06:40 PM
It seems that any time the Major travels for an event, he visits whoever is close by. The publicity rounds for BoB for a year or so had him in many places where his men have lived for years. While the connection seems to be absolute and passionate, it's not the same as the boys' swapping visits, I think. I could be wrong. Larry may have more to add to this. In any case, it's quite warming to know how much contact most seem to have.
As far as my friend Henry is concerned, he is very well, leads a very full life as a teaching MD at an eastern med school as well as the administrator of a senior care facility in the same city. In addition, he's a husband and father of a 16-year-old, a published MD and newly published poet/pen and ink artist who just completed yet another foray into NYC (his favorite) with his son looking at colleges. Whew! I hope I got all that right. Henry is just fine and remains my friend, one of the best I've met in this world of cyberfriendships.
If I get a chance I'll assemble the information on his new book so if you're interested, you can look into it. BK
Posted 02 September 2003 - 01:24 PM
Posted 19 September 2003 - 12:45 PM
I was surprised myself that while visiting WRAMC with Clancy to have one of the Kids just back from Iraq wounded tell me the same...brothers thru the years and different wars ....
Posted 06 May 2004 - 07:57 AM
We certainly appreciate all you have down through this community. It is too bad this didn't happen 20 years ago when the guys were more physically able to take travel. I could envision a tour that would have the BOb vets as the focal point for bringing all able bodied WW2 vets together. So they too could share some of the limelight as they were equally as important. As far as the Easy boys, we who communicate here daily have a fond, deep abiding relationship as we have come to know them personally, like a grandfather, father, uncle or cousin, through both the book and movie. This attention is our way of saluting them and their fallen comrades.