"We’re not heroes. It burns me up how people use the word ‘hero’ today. The heroes are the kids who gave 100 percent; they gave their lives. The heroes are the mothers who gave up a son, who carried him for nine months, and raised him to do right, and he does right, and at eighteen, he goes to fight for his country, and he dies doing right. That’s a hero…Bill and I get furious when we hear it used in the wrong context. We know we’re not heroes. The kids who went to war and never walked back through his mother’s front door, he’s the hero.”
Edward ‘Babe’ Heffron (16 May 1923-1 December 2013)
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Men, it’s been a long war, it’s been a tough war. You’ve fought bravely, proudly for your country. You’re a special group. You’ve found in one another a bond that exists only in combat. Among brothers, you’ve shared foxholes, held each other in dire moments. You’ve seen death and suffered together. I’m proud to have served with each and every one of you. You deserve long and happy lives in peace.’
“He was there when he was needed, and how he got ‘there’ you often wondered. He never received recognition for his bravery, his heroic servicing of the wounded … If any man who struggled in the snow and the cold, in the many attacks through the open and through the woods, ever deserved such a medal, it was our medic, Gene Roe.”
- Lieutenant Foley (Band of Brothers p. 181)
Band of Brothers | Part Six - Bastogne
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Band of Brothers, Pt. 6 (2001)
“Regardless of points, medals or wounds… each man in the 101st Airborne would be going home. Each of us would be forever connected by our shared experience. And each would have to rejoin the world as best he could. How we lived our lives after the war was as varied as each man.”
Through it all, there were small groups of men within the company who became really close, he [Spina] says. He was closest to his childhood friend Bill Guarnere and Edward “Babe” Heffron, whom he met during the war.
“We’re from the same neighborhood in south Philadelphia,” he says. “In that neighborhood, they’re real close people, and they kind of stick together.” (x)
Lord, grant that I shall never seek so much to be consoled as to console, to be understood as to understand, or to be loved as to love, with all my heart.
With all my heart.
+ NO + EMMA HOW DARE YOU REBLOG THIS + AND FROM ABBIE OF ALL PEOPLE + I HATE YOU ALL + now i'm going to cry in a corner + because doc roe is a BIG DAMN HERO + and emma stop making me want a rewatch + YOU KNOW WHAT IT DOES TO ME + band of brothers