Hardened memories....
Soldier:
Pfc John Lee Eubanks
Date: 1939 - 1945
Location: Normandy, France, Holland, Belgium, Germany
Unit: E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne

My father was John Lee Eubanks of Easy Co. 101'st Airborne 2nd Bn 506 PIR. Dad was born Dec. 23, 1920 and Died April 25, 1997 just before the movie was finished.

He was a Proud Man and talked about the hard times they had in the cold & snow. About the soldier toes falling off from frostbite and having no warm clothes or blankets. Daddy joined in June 1939 and served until 1946.

He was at France, England, Holland, Belgium, & Germany. He went through training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. The March to Atlanta, & Fort Benning, Georgia. He was at Bastogne, Belgium when his commander told the German's NUTT'S.

He was blown off a tank in Germany on Hell's Highway. Him and some of the other Paratroopers had caught a ride on. He was the only one to survive. He had shrapnel in his neck and ankle and was sent back to England and then back to the states. He received a Purple Heart for that.

Dad was portrayed in the Movie the BAND OF BROTHERS.

As told by W, Scott Eubanks, his son

Personal Photographs

David Rogers
Shoulderpatch of the 101st Airborne.


A picture of John Lee Eubanks together with his wife....

 

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