Tuesday, March 11, 2014

More On Wild Bill and Babe

Wild Bill and his friend, Babe...I found a really good post by Marcus Brotherton and it is here.
He titled it "To Know Bill Guarnere was to love him"...so you might guess that it is something that I wish that I had written.  (I never even met Wild Bill but I feel as if I know him!)

I also found two videos which were on Black Sky Radio of both men, Wild Bill Guarnere and Babe Heffron. (They had been asked of their memories of Major Dick Winters.)   I cannot tell you how moving it was to listen to them on these radio interviews, and how sad I feel that we have lost them.   I listened to both of these videos, but if you only have a few minutes, listen to the beginning of each one, they are so funny! YOWSA! That is apparently how Wild Bill would always answer the phone!  And when Babe says "Shoot"...well, it just made me laugh!  It must be of comfort to their families and friends to think of them together again.



  1. You have a way of making me miss people i never knew, which, in this case, is a good and bittersweet thing.

    1. I know, I feel as I know these men, they just remind me so much of all the vets that I have known from World War 2, and so many of them have gone now.

  2. My heart swells...and tears fill my eys...