Edward J. 'Babe' Heffron, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies at 90

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  1. stg58

    stg58 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+ Founding Member

    About 1000 WWII veterans die each single day. Most of these veterans are very aged people with over 80 years. The biggest death number is attributed to old age.



    "Heffron insisted that he wasn’t a hero, that his service in World War II was simply part of an obligation to serve his country in a time of need"
    “He felt the heroes were the moms who sent their kids off and the guys who never came back."

    Every WW II vet I have ever talked to downplayed their service as just doing his job, great men to say the least.



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    Edward J. 'Babe' Heffron, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies at 90 | Fox News
    To the end, Edward James “Babe” Heffron insisted that he wasn’t a hero, that his service in World War II was simply part of an obligation to serve his country in a time of need.

    But when fame followed him in the wake of Stephen Ambrose’s book “Band of Brothers” and its HBO miniseries, Heffron, who died Sunday at the age of 90 after a short battle with colon cancer, used it to praise the sacrifices made by countless men and women during America’s most trying times.

    “He felt the heroes were the moms who sent their kids off and the guys who never came back."
    - Ed Zavrel, Heffron's son-in-law
     
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  2. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter

    Sad to see the "hero's" pass. The lessons that could be passed on to us all, in all that we do or could be doing is incalculable.... A sad day..
     
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