I've just received some unfortunate news from the Colonel. His message is as follows:
" It is with great sadness to announce that Lieutenant Colonel Ron Speirs, US Army (Ret.), passed away this past week. As I was told it was unexpected. You may remember that Speirs was portrayed in the HBO Band of Brothers series. Speirs was a platoon leader in D Co, 506th PIR and later commanded E Co during the Battle of the Bulge. He also commanded a rifle company in the Korean War and eventually retired as a Lieutenant Colonel.
Another member of the Greatest Generation has passed his final muster. May he rest in peace.
CURRAHEE! HOOAH! "
To learn more about Lieutenant Colonel Ron Speirs, please visit his Wikipedia entry .