VAV!/December 2, 2013
World War II veteran, Edward "Babe" Heffron, best known for the book and epic television miniseries "Band of Brothers" which portrayed him, died on December 1, 2013 at the age of 90.
Mr. Heffron was a former private of the 2nd Battalion, also known as Easy Company, elite paratroopers who served in the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles Division of the United States Army during World War II. Together, Easy fought a war that altered their generation and others to come and also formed an eternal brotherhood among them.
Heffron fought in several major battles with Easy Company, including the Battle of the Bulge in Belgium, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star.