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Easy Company - a Band of Brothers

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  • Major Richard Davis Winters (1918 - 2011)
    from Wikipedia Major Richard Davis "Dick" Winters (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011)[1] was an officer of the United States Army and a decorated war veteran. He is best known for commanding Easy Comp...
  • James Kenneth Davis, Jr (1912 - 2000)
    James Kenneth Davis, Jr was born on June 9, 1912 in Hobart, Kiowa, Oklahoma. His parents were James Kenneth Davis and Eva York (Deardorff) . James married Mary Devore on May 14, 1939 in Oklahoma. James...
  • Source: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/4:1:L15H-KHH
    Robert Lester Mathews (1918 - 1944)
    Robert Mathews was born on April 15, 1918 in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents were Thomas Mathews and Atlanta Mathews (Ritter) . He was a 2nd Lt. (US Army) and paratrooper. He died on June 11, 1944 i...
  • Father Leo Joseph Matz, Lt. Col. (Ret.) (1925 - 2012)
    Father Leo Matz, Lt. Col. (Ret.) was born on May 25, 1925 in California, United States. His parents were Eugene Matz and Mary Metz (Galitski) . He was a Army Chaplin. He died on July 3, 2012 in Orange,...
  • Source: https://familysearch.org/tree/person/details/G9RS-QBL
    Frank John Zastawniak (1924 - 1969)
    Frank Zastawniak was born on June 28, 1924 in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, United States. His parents were Walter Zastawniak and Agnes Zastawniak (Orzelski) . He was a Paratrooper (US Army). Frank m...

E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, United States Army.

Formation

The 506th PIR was an experimental airborne regiment created in 1942 at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. E Company missions were to involve being parachuted from C-47 transport airplanes into hostile territory.

The company included three rifle platoons and a headquarters section. Each platoon contained three twelve-man rifle squads and a six-man mortar team squad. Easy also had one machine gun attached to each of its rifle squads, and a 60mm mortar in each mortar team.

Engagements

A ten minute description of his D-Day experience by paratrooper Lloyd Guy sticker_new_left.gif

Post-war

Easy Company and the rest of the 506th PIR was disbanded in November 1945 and reactivated in 1954 as a training unit. Under the Combat Arms Regimental System and U.S. Army Regimental System, the lineage of E Company is inactive, but the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, a unit that officially traces its lineage to the World War II B Company, 506th PIR maintains an unofficial link to E Company's heritage.

PROJECT OBJECTIVE

To create (or locate if one already exists) a Geni family tree for each of the men who served with Easy Company during WWII, with the eventual ambition that each family will connect to Geni's World Family Tree thereby connecting each "Brother" as a member of an extended family of cousins.

PARATROOPERS

Ranks, when shown in blue, are at time of death.