Edward Heffron

Edward Heffron

Edward "Babe" Heffron (born May 16, 1923) is an American former United States Army paratrooper.

Born in South Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, he was a veteran Private of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment (PIR) attached to the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II. As a member of Easy Company, he fought in several major battles, including Operation Market Garden in Holland and the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne, Belgium. He helped liberate the Kaufering concentration camp in Landsberg, Germany, and captured Hitler's Eagle's Nest (Kehlsteinhaus).Alexader, Larry. "Biggest Brother: The Life of Major D. Winters, The Man who Led the Band of Brothers". New York, New York: New American Library. 2005. ISBN 0451215109] Ambrose, Stephen E. "". New York, New York: Simon & Schuster. 1992. ISBN 0671769227] Guarnere, William, with Edward Heffron and Robyn Post. "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story". New York, New York: Berkley Caliber. 2007. ISBN 0425217280]

Heffron wrote "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story" with William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Robyn Post, outlining the activities of Easy Company 1942-1945. Heffron is portrayed in the Stephen Ambrose classic book "Band of Brothers" and played by Scottish actor Robin Laing in the Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg produced HBO miniseries, together with Dreamworks Pictures and Playtone, of the same name, and was one of the U.S. Army's first paratroopers. [Ambrose, Stephen E, Home Box Office, Dreamworks Pictures, Playtone. "Band of Brothers". New York, New York: HBO Video. 2002. ISBN 078312063X] He also made an appearance in the TV mini series "Band of Brothers", at the end of episode 10, where he talks about the Company.


External links

*http://www.brothersinbattlethebook.com Website for "Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends" by William "Wild Bill" Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Heffron with Robyn Post

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