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Omaha Steve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:20 AM
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A (band of) brother and a hero dead at 94
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Source: Omaha World Herald

By David Hendee

The old man of Easy Company is gone.

Ed Mauser of Omaha, the oldest surviving member of the 101st Airborne Division's famed Band of Brothers unit in Europe during World War II, died at his home Friday. He was 94.

Mauser, who parachuted into France on D-Day and fought across Europe, was diagnosed with advanced pancreatic cancer in late December.

It was a long trip, but everything comes to an end, he said in a recent interview.

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