Autographed Band of Brothers book

Band of Brothers: Stephen Ambrose’s iconic story of the ordinary men who became the World War II’s most extraordinary soldiers - Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, US Army.

They came together, citizen soldiers, in the summer of 1942, drawn to Airborne by the $50 monthly bonus and a desire to be better than the other guy. And at its peak—in Holland and the Ardennes—Easy Company was as good a rifle company as any in the world.

This is the story of the men who fought, of the martinet they hated who trained them well, and of the captain they loved who led them. E Company was a company of men who went hungry, froze, and died for each other, a company that took 150 percent casualties, a company where the Purple Heart was not a medal—it was a badge of office.

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Each PAPERBACK book contains a mounted bookplate, hand autographed by E-Company paratroopers Don Malarkey, Earl McClung, and Al Mampre!

Each book comes with a COA & ships bubble-wrapped and boxed.

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An original "Toccoa Man" of Easy Company, Don jumped on D-Day and landed near Ste. Mere Eglise. Later that day, he received the Bronze Star for his heroism in a pitched battle to knock out four German 105 mm artillery battery, an action now called the Brécourt Manor Assault. Promoted to sergeant, Don fought in Market Garden, and Bastogne. He ended the war with E-Company in Kaprun.
Al was assigned to E-Co. as a medic at Toccoa, Georgia. Prior to D-Day, he developed a serious infection and was sent to the hospital, thus missing that jump. Al rejoined Easy Company in time for Market Garden and was wounded by a sniper. He was at Bastogne and at the end of the war, was reassigned as a medic to regimental headquarters. After the war, Al went on to study psychology at the University of Chicago and worked as a psychologist until retiring in the 1970s.
Earl was born at the Colville Indian Reservation in Inchelium, Washington. He joined Easy Company at Fort Bragg before shipping out to England. Earl participated in all of 101st Airborne Division's major campaigns in the European Theatre and received two Bronze Star awards for valor and the Purple Heart for being wounded in the line of duty. After the war, Earl worked as a game warden, retiring in 1988. He died in 2013.