WWII VETERAN and the last surviving officer from the Easy Company, Edward Shames, passed away on Friday, December 3, 2021.
He was 99 years old at the time of his death.
What was Edward Shames cause of death?
According to a an obituary posted by the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory,Shames passed away peacefully at his home.
“He made his first combat jump into Normandy on D-Day as part of Operation Overlord," said the obituary.
"He volunteered for Operation Pegasus and then fought with Easy Company in Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne."
The Easy Company inspired a book and HBO mini-series entitled Band of Brothers, which premiered in 2001.
Members of the show included Tom Hardy and Jimmy Fallon, and was created by Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg.
“When Germany surrendered, Ed and his men of Easy Company entered Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest where Ed managed to acquire a few bottles of cognac, a label indicating they were ‘for the Fuhrer’s use only,'" continued Shames obituary.
"Later, he would use the cognac to toast his oldest son’s Bar Mitzvah,” the obituary said.
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