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In the Footsteps of Sgt. Warren "Skip" Muck

Sgt. Warren "Skip" Muck was a paratrooper in Easy Company, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne (AKA Band of Brothers). I've grown very fond of this paratrooper through reading about him. Everything I've read says how people simply loved Skip Muck. Gosh, I've never even met him but I love him, too! He was just a great guy, friend, soldier, and brother. He was killed during Battle of the Bulge at age twenty-two. He grew up in Tonawanda, NY and a few weeks ago I was able to see his hometown monument! (Also, Saving Private Ryan was loosely based on the true story of the Niland brothers from Tonawanda who grew up with Skip Muck. Their monument is also in Tonawanda.)

Fun Fact: The actor who portrayed Skip in the Band of Brothers series stood in this exact spot. I have photographic evidence.

Then back in December my family went to Toccoa, GA which was home to Camp Toccoa where the 101st Airborne trained. We stopped at the Currahee Military Museum and saw the train depot where soldiers arriving to Camp Toccoa were dropped off. Talk about literally walking in their footsteps! We didn't have time to climb Currahee, but that's next on my list so there will be a part two! ;)

Here's my brother and niece outside one of the original stables from Aldbourne, England where Easy Company was billeted right before the D-Day jump! Guys, I was hyperventilating. 

Someday I'd love to visit Europe and walk in Skip's footsteps in France, Holland, and Belgium. 

Warren "Skip" Muck


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