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Wild bill Guarnere RIP

Article about: I was very sad to hear of Wild Bill's passing. I had the privilege to briefly sit down with him a few times at the Allentown, PA gun and militaria show. He was an amazing and kind gentleman.

  1. #21


    A likeable onery old fart. A rare breed not often seen. I feel sad at his passing.

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    Wild Bill Guarnere: The Final Jump

    Link to the photo on his website , RIP Wild Bill !!
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    Sad to hear another brave Brother has gone


    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

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    Sad news to wake up to - but he had a good innings all things considered. Those who met Bill have some great memories, for sure!

    " When you're chewing on life's gristle, don't grumble, give a whistle "

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    So sad to here.

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    May you rest in peace 'wild bill'. So sad he didn't quite see the 70th anniversary for Normandy.


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    Another one gone.....Looks like Easy Company is reforming...Now old Bill is finally back with his comrades....Soon they'll all be together again...RIP,'ve earned your ticket.

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    I always heard from anyone who'd met him in person that he was a wonderful man, rest his soul.

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    Very sad to read of this. What a character he was, an old breed. I remember reading of his reaction to your sword the first time you mentioned it Joe, it made me smile at the time.

    "Glad" is not the right word, but it is fitting that he was able to die an old man at peace and surrounded by loved ones, after what he went through in his youth. I bet some nights in Normandy or beyond, he would never have expected to even see the next dawn.

    R.I.P Bill.

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    It was my privalage and honer to shake his hand at the gun show last year, rest in piece a real american hero.

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