"Don Malarkey" photo autographed by Don Malarkey
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This 8 x 10 portrait photo shows Easy Company's famed mortarman, Donald G. Malarkey, in May 1945, and bears his autograph, in black marker.
Don Malarkey was born in Astoria, Oregon in 1921. In July 1942, he volunteered for the Army Paratroops, becoming a member of E-Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th PIR of the 101st Airborne. He received the Bronze Star Medal for his valor in the Brécourt Manor assault on D-Day. During his time with E-Company, he was promoted to the rank of Tech Sergeant. Don was involved in combat in Normandy, Holland, Bastogne, and Germany. In the TV miniseries, “Band of Brothers,” he was a principle character, played by actor Scott Grimes.
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