"At Ease" photo autographed by E-Company paratrooper Rod Bain
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Major Dick Winters and his fellow 101st Airborne officers celebrate the end of the war in Europe from a hotel terrace in Berchtesgaden, Germany. L-R: Winters, Capt. Lewis Nixon, Lt. Harry Welsh, interpreter, and Capt. Lloyd Cox.
This photo is autographed (hand signed) in black marker by an Easy Company paratrooper who served with Major Dick Winters: Rod Bain, radioman in the 2nd Platoon. The photo features an exclusively designed vintage motif.
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Rod Bain was born in Portland and grew up a ferry ride away from where his future buddy Don Malarkey lived. With the breakout of WWII, he volunteered for the airborne and was one of the original 140 members of Easy Company at Camp Toccoa. He became a radioman, lugging the 60 pound radio in addition to his usual equipment and served under Lt. Buck Compton in Easy Company's 2nd Platoon.
On D-Day, Rod landed about three miles from Ste. Mere Eglise and joined up with other troopers far from their DZs. He survived Normandy and fought in Market Garden where on one recon patrol, he, Malarkey and Eugene Jackson, captured eight German soldiers.
During the siege of Bastogne, Rod shared a foxhole in the Bois Jacques with Bill Guarnere and Malarkey. He stayed with Easy Company all the way through the end of the war in Berchtesgaden. In the post war years he became an educator and lived in Alaska.
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