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Remembering The Band of Brothers presentation comes to EAA Aviation Museum on April 27

George Luz Jr. will discuss spending time with soldiers from the famed unit


George Luz Sr. (Photo courtesy of George Luz Jr.)

EAA AVIATION CENTER, OSHKOSH, Wisconsin — (April 20, 2023) — A presentation highlighting one of World War II’s most famous units is April’s edition of EAA’s Aviation Adventure Speaker Series. George Luz Jr. will tell the story of his father, and other soldiers who made up E Company, 2nd Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, on April 27 at 7 p.m. at the EAA Aviation Museum. The unit of paratroopers inspired both the book and HBO miniseries known as Band of Brothers.

The unit fought in some of World War II’s most pivotal moments including the D-Day battles and the Battle of the Bulge. Toward the end of the war, the unit helped liberate Adolf Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. Luz Jr. will talk about his father’s service and his own visits to historical sites in Europe.

Aviation Adventure Speaker Series is free to attend for EAA Members, and $5 for nonmembers. Other upcoming presentations include John Vanetten on May 18, who flew a historic search and rescue mission to save Lt. Col. Iceal E. "Gene" Hambleton, call sign “Bat 21,” during the Vietnam War. Another Vietnam-era speaker will present on June 15, as James Markel will talk about his experience flying the F-8 Crusader.

More information on upcoming Speaker Series presentations can be found at EAA.org/SpeakerSeries.

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