C. Carwood Lipton (center) with Band of Brothers cast members L-R: Frank John Hughes (Bill Guarnere); James Madio (Frank Perconte); Michael Cudlitz (Denver Randleman); Matthew Settle (Ronald Spiers); Richard Speight Jr. (Warren Muck); Neil McDonough (Lynn Compton); Donnie Wahlberg (C. Carwood Lipton) and Ron Livingston (Lewis Nixon)
The O’Brien brothers in 1942. Four joined the military during World War II, while one received a deferment to help his father run their Vermont farm. From left are George; Jack, who served in the infantry in Europe; Bill, who flew bombing raids over Germany as a B-19 navigator in the Army Air Corps; and Bob and Jim, who both went to the Pacific with the Marines. Bob and Jim O’Brien were not in the same unit — but they met up by coincidence when both were sent to Okinawa.
Wild Bill and Frank John Hughes <3 "When we got to Heathrow airport in London and got off the plane, a kid came toward us in a paratrooper uniform. It was Frank John Hughes...... Bill shook his hand and said 'I know who YOU are'. He looked just like Bill as a young man" - Babe on meeting Frank John Hughes p. 264 Brothers in Battle - Best of Friends by Bill Guarnere/Babe Heffron