Rest in peace, sir. You certainly earned it.
Bradford Freeman, last surviving member of 'Band of Brothers,' dies at 97Freeman was a mortarman, dropping onto the French shore in 1944 with an 18-pound mortar baseplate on his chest, according to Columbus Air Force Base, which honored his service last year. During the celebration, at which the base presented Freeman with a challenge coin, he offered brief remarks thanking people at the gathering.
"Me and my buddies did a job for America. … Now it’s time for new faces to take up the cause," Freeman said.