“Band of Brothers” Veteran/Teacher DiesFebruary 14, 2017 | :
LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) – Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 95.
He died Feb. 1 in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, said his daughter, Kerry Tipper.
Edward Tipper was a member of the famed Easy Company, part of the 101st Airborne Division, and parachuted into France as part of the June 6, 1944, Allied D-Day invasion. The company’s exploits were retold in “Band of Brothers,” based on research by historian Stephen Ambrose.