i want to move to a small apartment by myself in a new city and i want to decide which furniture i want and what i want for dinner and whether or not i want to stay out all night and i want to travel and meet new people and fall in love and go have my own adventures because i’m sick of this washed-up place filled with annoying people
without a sign, his sword the brave man draws. and asks no omen but his country’s cause.
"[Guarnere] told me if I wanted to talk to Babe I’d have to be up early or stay up late because he was never in, he enjoyed life too much. Up at seven in the morning and out until bedtime. As Babe used to say, “You ain’t gonna find me dead in bed."
Robin Laing - Brothers in Battle Best of Friends epilogue
"When the phone rings, I say nineteen prayers. I am afraid for bad news. Because I know everyone in the company, they call me. They don’t call Winters, the don’t call Babe, just me and me alone, because I have been the one trying to keep everyone together. I do it to keep Easy Company alive and the memories of the men alive."
— Bill Guarnere, Brothers In Battle; Best of Friends
The cast (so far) of Band of Brothers pays tribute to Babe Heffron
"My daughter recently asked ‘Dad, what are you gonna do if something happens to Uncle Bill?’ She didn’t say Uncle Jack or Uncle Jimmy, my blood brothers. She said ‘Uncle Bill’. Bill and I made a pact that if anything happens to the other one, we’ll go out and get stinkin’ drunk."
Babe Heffron, Brothers in Battle; Best of Friends
Edward “Babe” Heffron (May 16, 1923 - December 1, 2013)
HISTORY MEME → [1/9] kings or queens; ELIZABETH I OF ENGLAND
Daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I of England was the last Tudor on the English Throne. Elizabeth inherited the throne in 1558 from her half-sister Mary I at the age of 25. She was commonly known as The Virgin Queen because Elizabeth never married, but was instead “married to her country.” During Elizabeth’s reign, she saw the defeat of Phillip II of Spain’s Spanish Armada in 1588. Her reign is also regarded as the “Golden Age.” Elizabeth died in 1603.
"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)