R.I.P. Edward "Babe" Heffron 101st Airborne 506th PIR

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by Marne Vet, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. Marne Vet

    Marne Vet Well-Known Member

    I knew Babe, and spoke with him every summer at the annual WWII Airshow in Reading PA. One of the nicest guys from my hometown, and he'll be missed by many. Sad day.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Loved B.O.B. Amazing the likenesses with all the actors that played them.
  3. ajblakejr

    ajblakejr Age quod agis

    Sad day any day a WWII dies.
    Sad day when we forget what they endured for our freedom.
    Some day, some day sooner than thought, the news will start with a story about the last WWII Vet dying.
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  4. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    A couple of Philly Guys Babe said he didn't want his funeral to ruin Christmas !

  5. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    I have the book written about Bill and Babe which is signed by Wild Bill displayed on a shelf in my office.. Babe would call Bill every day do make sure he took his meds. About Bill Babe said "he was old school ,and if it was old school he was the principle".

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    Sobel wasn't real, was he? I heard Winters passed a short while ago.
  7. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    Sobel was real he tried to commited suicide in the 1960's but survived he died in 1987. Although the men give him credit for the hard training he forced upon them that later help many of them survive the hardships of war. Winters retired to a peaceful life in Hershey ,Pa and yes he died I believe about a year ago.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I've been to some of the places in Germany seen in BOB.

    1BROWNWRENCH Amatuer Malthusian

    I see Wild Bill just died at age 90.
  10. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

    I read of his passing last evening. I have his and Babe's book on the shelf in my office (day job) . He signed it to my dad by name "Airborne" ( pop was in the 11th) "Wild Bill Guarnere Co. E 506 Band of Brothers".
  11. PT Stewie

    PT Stewie "Big Fella"

  12. rod

    rod retired and happy

    R.I.P. Sir
  13. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    He wasn't a Sir. He worked for a living. R.I.P.