|Mild weather allowed for the Reunion Hospitality
Room/Dining Area to be
located under a large tent set up in the inner courtyard of the Double Tree Hotel.
|William J. "Wild Bill" Guarnere with
the Sink Grail at a table in the Hospitality Tent.
Prior to 2002, "Wild Bill" had organized every previous Easy Company reunion. Also at
the table is Trisha Zavrel, daughter of "Babe" Heffron.
|Kneeling: Richard M. "Red"
Wright (Pathfinder); Sitting
(L-R): Paul C. Rogers; Forrest L. Guth;
Edward J. Tipper; and Janet Wright. Standing (L-R): Darrell C. "Shifty" Powers; Earl J. "One
Lung" McClung; Amos J. "Buck" Taylor; Mrs. Moore; Joseph A. Lesniewski; and Frank J.
Perconte; In Background: "Wild Bill" Guarnere.
Grail was shipped to the States, specially for the 2002 Easy
Company reunion, from
the Republic of Korea, where it was in the care of the 1st BN, 506th Infantry (Air Assault)
active-duty Currahees. Chris Langlois, grandson of Easy Company Medic Eugene Roe, Sr.,
took the initiative to secure the Grail as a surprise for those attending the reunion.
Four actors from the HBO Band of Brothers mini-series
attended the reunion:
They each received a commemoration plaque for their
work in the mini-series, in
After the farewell dinner on the last night of the reunion:
(Sitting L-R): William J. "Wild
Bill" Guarnere; Edward J. "Babe" Heffron; Lynn
(Standing, Second Row, L-R): Antonio
Garcia; Joseph A. Lesniewski; Roderick G. Bain;
(Behind John Martin): Norman W. Neitzke.
(Standing at top of photo): Forrest L. Guth and Darrell C. "Shifty" Powers.
(Behind Paul Rogers): Donald L. King and Roy E. Pickel.
|The following 30 Currahee PIR veterans attended the 2002 Easy Company Reunion:|
|Roderick G. Bain
Salvatore Frank Bellino
Maxwell M. Clark
Lynn D. "Buck" Compton
Jack E. Foley
William J. Guarnere
Forrest L. Guth
Lester A. Hashey
Edward J. Heffron
Joseph A. Lesniewski
Donald G. Malarkey
John W. Martin
MG(R) Salve H. Matheson
William C. Maynard
Earl J. McClung
Norman W. Neitzke
Frank J. Perconte
Phillip P. Perugini
Darrell C. Powers
Paul C. Rogers
Frank Joseph Soboleski
Herbert J. Suerth
Amos "Buck" Taylor, Jr.
Edward J. Tipper
William T. Wingett
Richard M. Wright
Henry C. Zimmerman