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Babe Heffron and Bill Guarnere ♥

'Brothers in Battle - Best of Friends' by Bill Guarnere and Babe Heffron.

Bill Guarnere "Then there was Guarnere, they called him Wild Bill because he went nuts in Normandy, killing Germans. He was tough on everybody, strict, didn't take no guff. You did what he said or else (...) As gruff as he was you could tell he loved the men, took good care of everyone." - Babe talking about Bill p.88 Brothers in Battle - Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron

Babe Heffron and Bill Guarnere. Best Friends Forever. "After the war I took a walk down Bill's neighbourhood and found him shooting dice on the street. We've been almost inseperable for sixty years since. We've talked on the phone every day, we've had breakfast or lunch together, we take care of each other." - Babe talking about Bill p.xxi Brothers in Battle-Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron

Bill Guarnere and his wife Frannie ♥ "When you got something good you don't let it get away. I married an angel. She put up with me and my crazy ways. Calmed me down. She understood me, helped me, never stopped me from doing anything I wanted to do. She was my leg, she was everything" - Bill talking about Frannie p.221 Brothers in Battle-Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron

Major Dick Winters ♥ "Winters was a soldiers' soldier. He took care of his men. He was the best leader Easy Company ever had." - Babe p.190 Brothers in Battle-Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron

Wild Bill and Frank John Hughes ♥ "When we got to Heathrow airport in London and got off the plane, a kid came toward us in a paratrooper uniform. It was Frank John Hughes...... Bill shook his hand and said 'I know who YOU are'. He looked just like Bill as a young man" - Babe on meeting Frank John Hughes p. 264 Brothers in Battle - Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron

Carwood Lipton - "Lipton became 1st sergeant of the company. (...) He was my mentor; I looked up to him. He was calm and he would discuss any situation you got into. We had brains between us. No quick reactions - he thought things out (....) I trusted him with my life." Bill talking about Lipton p. 86 Brothers in Battle - Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron

Bill Guarnere (Frank John Hughes)