Last of the “Band of Brothers” Passes

| July 6, 2022


Pfc. Bradford Freeman

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Last WWII ‘Band of Brothers’ member dies at 97

RYAN MORGAN

Pfc. Bradford Freeman, the last surviving member of U.S. Army unit E “Easy” Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne — whose World War II exploits were told in the book “Band of Brothers” and the HBO miniseries of the same name — died on Sunday.

According to an obituary from Lowndes Funeral Home, Freeman passed away on Sunday, July 3, 2022, at Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle at the age of 97.

According to Deadline, Freeman was the last remaining member of the unit after Col. Edward Shames died in December at 99 years old.

According to Freeman’s obituary, he was born on September 4, 1924, in Artesia, Miss. He had four brothers and three sisters.

He volunteered for the Army’s paratroopers after the start of World War II. Freeman was trained as a mortarman and participated in the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy and the attempted bridgehead over the Rhine River in “Operation Market Garden” in Holland. Freeman also on to fight in the defense of Bastogne known as the “Battle of the Bulge,” where he was wounded. He was able to recover from his injuries and rejoin his unit and participated in the occupations of Berchtesgaden, Germany, and Austria toward the end of the war.

American Military News

Fair winds and following seas, PFC Freeman.

Category: Valor, We Remember

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KoB

Godspeed and Fare Well, Good Sir. Rest Easy amongst your Band of Brothers. We’ll handle your Fire Missions.

“…that such men lived…”

Wireman611

Fair winds and following seas.

poetrooper

Currahee! Old Trooper…

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GROUP!
ATTENTION!
PRESENT ARMS!
(slow salute)
ORDER ARMS!
PARADE REST!
REST!

Steve

Greatest generation. Farewell Pfc Freeman.

UpNorth

Salute!

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RGR 4-78

Rest in Peace.

Fyrfighter

That such men lived..

Sapper3307

RIP
ALW

Green Thumb

Rest well, Sir.

5JC

They are all there now in Valhalla, gathered around the fire sharing a long pull. Rest easy now Easy Company.

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JustALurkinAround

I obvious mean this figuratively, but it kills me these men and women had to see what became of the country during their lifetimes.

Anonymous

Airborne!

Messkit

“Hell! We’re Airborne! We’re supposed to be surrounded!” — 1 Samuel 17:53,53

All. The. Way.

Sgt K

When I saw this story yesterday, the article claimed that Freeman was the last surviving member of those Easy company men portrayed in “Band of Brother.”

And now other outlets are saying he was the last Man, period.

Old tanker

RIP Sir and thank you for our freedom.

Sparks

Thank you just isn’t enough. You will not be forgotten, nor your Brothers. Rest in peace. God be with your family.

A Proud Infidel®™

Enjoy Valhalla alongside your Brethren, you’ve earned your places in there and History.

*Slow Salute*

irongrampa

RIP, warrior.

Mission complete.

IDC SARC

RIP