The Band of Brothers Loses Oldest Member, Ed Mauser
Ed Mauser, the oldest surviving member of Company E, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, died January 21, 2011, at age 93. Easy Company became famous the the "Band of Brothers" after historian Steven Ambrose authored a book with that title about the unit. Later, it became a hit miniseries on HBO, making a worldwide audience familiar with these World War II soldiers.
Mauser was not portrayed in the miniseries and only learned of it when his brother-in-law gave him a DVD copy.
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Earlier this month, Dick Winters, perhaps the most famous member of the Band of Brothers, died at age 92.