‘Band of Brothers’ Final Survivor Passes Away

A true end of an era has passed.

Bradford Freeman, the sole survivor of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, has passed away.

His unit was the subject of the miniseries, “Band of Brothers.”

True Heroes

The WWII generation was like none other.

They were called, they served, and they did so without hesitation or questions.

Freeman was one of those men, someone who was born where he died, serving his country in the process.

At 18 years old, Freeman enlisted and volunteered to be a paratrooper, eventually assigned to Easy Company.

The unit’s exploits were portrayed in the “Band of Brothers.”

Freeman parachuted into Normandy on D-Day.

He fought in Operation Market-Garden.

He was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge.

Then he participated in the occupation of Berchtesgaden, Germany, and Austria.

When the war was over, he returned to Caledonia, Mississippi, married his sweetheart, and delivered mail for the next three decades.

The last officer of the group passed away last year, leaving Freeman as the only surviving member of the unit.

Rest in peace, Mr. Freeman, and we thank you with all our hearts for your service.

You may be gone, but this country will never forget you.

Freeman is survived by two daughters, four grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren.

Source: New York Post

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17 Responses

  1. Grant unto him eternal rest O Lord, and may perpetual light shine upon him – Amen.

    Rest easy Soldier. Know the world and your country,, will be forever grateful for the Evil you helped end.

  2. You will never fade away but remain in our hearts forever. Your bravery and belief in our country will be remembered and hopefully spread to our young and the rest of society. Our country was blessed to have you among us. Rest in peace.

  3. See Band of Bros each year on American Heroes Channel or History Channel Veterans Day,
    Memorial Day or DVD

  4. God has given you a peace you well deserve and once again joined you with your Band of Brothers, be with your Brothers and Loved Ones in Heaven. May this country remember and honor you all for what you did in WWII, Thank You from a fellow Trooper.

  5. They may be gone but they will never be forgotten. Thank You All for your sacrifice, We will miss you! God Bless You All.

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