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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
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.

Read more: http://www.omaha.com/article/20110122/NEWS01/701219817#a-brother-and-a-hero-dead-at-94
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sarge43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 09:54 AM
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1. Rest in peace soldier and thank you. n/t
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FailureToCommunicate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:00 AM
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2. One of the greats of the Greatest Generation. Join your brothers and wife now.
Edited on Sat Jan-22-11 10:09 AM by FailureToCommunicate
No. I was no hero. I was one of the guys. That's all.

Requiescat in pace
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Dennis Donovan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 10:20 AM
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3. We just lost Major Winters, too...
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hulka38 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 02:06 PM
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4. Thank you, Mr. Mauser.
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Plucketeer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 04:14 PM
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5. Hats off to you, sir.
I envy that you were a part of a war that featured a real and honest victory as a result of your efforts.



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kurtzapril4 Donating Member (354 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-22-11 06:14 PM
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6. That's very sad.
But he had a good, long run.

My dad was in the 13th Airborne(I think)and was supposed to be involved in Doolittle's raid, but alas...he got tonsilitis 2 days before go. Dad died Dec. 22nd, 2010, his 95th birthday, and I'm sad, even though he had a good, long run, too.

I hope Mr. Mauser told his family his stories, and I hope someone wrote them down. My dad told me lots of his.
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Rhiannon12866 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 02:33 AM
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7. K&R. So sad to lose another member of Easy Company...
After losing Major Winters earlier this month. These men were heroes, but remained incredibly humble. Godspeed, soldier. ;( :patriot:

No. I was no hero. I was one of the guys. That's all.
Private Ed Mauser

War does not make men great, but sometimes, war brings out the greatness in men.
Major Dick Winters

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razorman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 11:38 AM
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8. The word "hero" is greatly overused these days. This was a guy who actually qualified
for the title, though.
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BlueIris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 12:53 PM
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9. I fear we may have to say goodbye to Don Malarkey soon, too.
He lives in my hometown, where we love him a lot.
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-23-11 03:12 PM
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10. Rest in Peace, Currahee...


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