Edward Shames, the last remaining member of World War II’s ‘Band of Brothers,’ dies at 99

US Colonel Edward Shames, the last surviving officer of the historic World War II parachute infantry regiment of the US Army has died aged 99.

Shames “passed away peacefully at home,” said Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory.

During World War II, Shames “was a member of the renowned Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division now known globally as the ‘Band of Brothers,'” according to the obituary.


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