Army Col. Edward Shames, the last remaining member of World War II's 'Band of Brothers,' dies at 99

Col. Edward Shames, the last surviving officer of the historic World War II parachute infantry regiment of the US Army known as Easy Company, died Friday at the age of 99.

Edward Shames, The Last Member Of The 'Band Of Brothers

12/4/2021 9:33:00 PM

Col. Edward Shames has died at the age of 99. He was the last surviving officer of the renowned World War II parachute infantry regiment of the US Army known as Easy Company, now known globally as the 'Band of Brothers.'

Col. Edward Shames , the last surviving officer of the historic World War II parachute infantry regiment of the US Army known as Easy Company, died Friday at the age of 99.

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tonyscalone This guy is a Patriot. People who choose not either vax or not vax couldn’t shine this guys shoes, and hence are not Patriots. TimOBrien 😢😭 Ohmygoodness, how interesting. His surviving family have my deepest sympathies and condolences. He was so famous, probably not then he thought but the history of his regiment is phenomenal. 😊❤️🎄🇺🇸

🙏 Thank you Col. Shames. We will not forget your service to our Great Nation! RIP my friend! A life well lived. Rest well Colonel. Thank you for your service in preserving democracy. Rest In Peace ( we band of brothers ) Let's pray that the world never again needs to call on the service of heros such as the Band of Brothers. Rest in peace.

Currahee! and he died for what ? A country being sold out to Fascism. Sad ! R.I.P

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donwinslow Rest In Peace and Power, fascist fighter, hero. ❤️🤍💙 donwinslow 😪😪😪💔🙏 Thank you for your service colonel Shames 🥲 LexingtonConco2 Rest in power, Sir! Currahee RIP Sir. Thank you for your service and protecting democracy before most of us were born. Democracy lives with the legacy of people like you!!!

RIP, Sir. What a generation of heroes. We will never experience this type of respect for America like we have this generation of loyal heroes. Thank you for your service and commitment to this great country. You will be missed. ❤️ 🇺🇸 😢😢😢 thank you sir!! Rest now... 🙏🏼

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sunkist111 cnn it was called Operation Overlord. luis_montilla7 A true American hero. RIP sir RIP Sir. From Greatest Generation to today's Snowflake Generation. It's not looking good. God Bless this great man and all those like him. We owe them everything! F RIP to an American hero RIP 🇺🇸❤️🙏 Thank you sir. Your service was unquestionably honorable. You went thru Hell and survived. Your family must be so proud.

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Fair winds and following seas... 🙏 🙏 🙏 😥 🇺🇸 God speed, Colonel Shames. I ❤ Band of Brothers and Easy Company. RIP, Sir. Thank you for your service. Godspeed. Thank you for your service!🇺🇸 RIP 🙏🏽 Rest in peace sir. Currahee R.i.p. Thank you for liberating my region and country. Real life hero's. will rewatch band of brothers for atleast the 12th time

RIP Thank you for your bravery, and service for our country. Only for his country to side with the nazis post war. What a betrayal.

WWII vet who survived COVID-19 honored on 105th birthdayA World War II veteran from Alabama who survived COVID-19 last year will be honored on his 105th birthday Friday with the French Legion of Honor in recognition of his service. Major Wooten, who repaired bomb-damaged trains in France as an Army private, will receive France's highest decoration during a combination medal ceremony and birthday party in Huntsville, according to a statement by the French consulate in Atlanta and his granddaughter, Holly McDonald. “The Legion of Honor is bestowed upon French citizens as well as foreign nationals who have served France or the ideals it upholds, including individuals who have contributed to the country professionally, as well as veterans such as the Americans who risked their lives during World War II fighting on French soil,” the consulate announcement said.

☁️ 🇺🇲 ☁️☁️✌️☁️☁️ 🇺🇲 ☁️ jaketapper NoMoreTPLF The last of a legendary group of men. And seriously cnn? D-Day was Operation Overlord not Overload. Proofread and fact check. I shouldn’t be surprised though it’s CNN after all. jaketapper RIP Sir. CAFinUS Salute jaketapper Thank you for your service Col. Shames from Canada! May you rest in peace

PeteFoley1 Rest In Power Colonel RIP 💐

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Thanks for your service. Rest In Peace! He was a Republican Rest in sweet peace, sir. 😔💕💐💜🙏💪🎖🇺🇸🪦😴✌️🕯

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