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.”
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