Sunday, March 9, 2014

'Band of Brothers' Veteran Dies

Band of Brothers is a miniseries based on a book written by Stephen E. Ambrose. William Guarnere, nicknamed "Wild Bill," was rushed to the hospital Saturday night where he died that night of a ruptured aneurysm. He was 90 years old.

This relates to my US History class. We are discussing wars and Guarnere was a veteran of WWII. I love watching the Band of Brothers show with my dad and he has all of the episodes on DVD. Every episode had a new interview and they interviewed Guarnere maybe twice.

Honestly, I am shocked by the way he died. The miniseries made him so popular and my dad talked about how it effected every man. The episode "Currahee" was my personal favorite. With the famous tagline, "Three miles up, three miles down," it was a true test of strength and courage.

  • What is the author’s point of view, and how does it impact the overall effect of the text? Use evidence from the selection to support your answer.
The author's point of view is unclear. It seems neutral. The paragraphs are short and sweet. Although the story still needs to be developed, they could have at least added more detail of his impact on the miniseries.

Landers, Elizabeth. 'Band of Brothers' Veteran William Guarnere Dies. Article. CNN. CNN, 9 Mar. 2014. Web. 9 Mar. 2014. <>

xuewei09. Band of Brothers Complete Series. Photograph. Flickr. Yahoo, 25 Nov. 2009. Web. 9 Mar. 2014. <>

1 comment:

  1. I've never seen the show, but it is very sad that he passed away. You're blog was very interesting. Even though it was short, it had enough detail for me to understand what you were talking about. I think your blog was very good.