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Guarnere, William J. "Wild Bill"

Date of birth:
April 28th, 1922 (Philadelphia/Pennsylvania, United States)
Date of death:
March 8th, 2014 (Philadelphia/Pennsylvania, United States)
Nationality:
American (1776 - present, Republic)

Biography

Portrayed in the tv series "Band of Brothers".

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
Received for his part in the destruction of 6.Batterie / Artillerie-Regiment 90 near Chateau de Brécourt, Normandy.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leave to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leave to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leave to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Bronze Star  Medal (BSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division "Screaming Eagles", U.S. Army
This award was obtained in the form of an Oak Leave to be attached on the ribbon of the first award.
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
with 4 Bronze Service Stars & Arrowhead Device
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
2 Combat Jumps
US Army Parachute Badge

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