Band of Brothers

Dr. Ray Pritchard

My son Mark came home from college recently and said, "Dad, let's watch Band of Brothers together." He had purchased the series on DVD so that made it very convenient for us. We watched the first episode about ten day ago. I was hooked from the opening credits. That night when I went to bed, I stayed awake a long time thinking about those young men of Easy Company who were preparing to drop behind enemy lines in Normandy on D-Day. A few days later Mark came again and we watched the second episode--Day of Days--about the exploits of the brave paratroopers who pierced the wall of Fortress Europe. Since then we have watched the next three episodes. Tomorrow night we plan to watch episode six--the Battle of the Bulge and the first part of the battle for Bastogne.