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Edward James “Babe” Heffron From ‘Band of Brothers’, Dies at 90

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Words can’t describe how much the ‘Band of Brothers’ series on HBO changed me. It was one of the most heart-wrenching and best WWII dramas in history. What made it so special was that it was the true story of real men. Brave men. Much braver than I could ever hope to be. One of those men was Babe Heffron. Sadly, Babe died on Sunday at the age of 90.

Here’s a pretty cool tribute of some of Babe’s scenes from the series:

Just like most of you, I’ve always had a soft spot for members of our military. Especially WWII vets. As a matter of fact, I’m named after my great-uncle who was one of the brave men who stormed the beach at Normandy. I’ve always been proud of that.

One more thing: I actually met another of the ‘Band of Brothers’, Wild Bill Guarnere, while I was in Memphis for a radio event years ago. I was stunned when I realized who he was. I walked up to him, shook his hand and thanked him for his service. I’ve never told anybody this before, but I actually teared up before I could get to the word ‘service’. One of the coolest moments of my entire life and one that I’ll NEVER forget.

Here’s Wild Bill and Babe singing a foxhole song:

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