Monday, March 10, 2014

Bill Guarnere of Band of Brothers Fame Dead At Age 90

World War II Veteran Bill Guarnere who was portrayed on TV's "Band of Brothers," died at the age of 90 this Saturday.

From the story on

"Friends and family are mourning the death of a national hero. William 'Wild Bill' Guarnere, a South Philly native and World War II vet who was portrayed on the television miniseries, 'Band of Brothers,' died on Saturday at the age of 90.

"Guarnere's son, William Guarnere Jr., confirmed Sunday that his father died at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia. Guarnere was rushed to the hospital early Saturday and died of a ruptured aneurysm early Saturday night."

Those brave men and women who made up "The Greatest Generation" are becoming fewer and fewer. Their stories need to be preserved for future generations.

Here are videos of Bill portrayed in the show, as well as an actual interview with Guarnere in his South Philadelphia home.

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