• ‘Band of Brothers” soldier shares his story with WGN

    7 days ago - By WGN TV

    SKOKIE, Ill. - 96-year-old Al Mampre is known for his service in World War Two, where as an Army medic, saw combat is some of the most brutal battles.
    He was in the Battle of the Bulge which lasted three weeks in Belgium and claimed the lives of nearly 20-thousand American soldiers
    Before that, 22-year-old Mampre parachuted into Holland for Operation Market Garden.
    Mampre is the last surviving medic from Company E, also known as the Band of Brothers.
    After the award-winning series on HBO aired in 2001 it seemed like the world discovered medic Mampre.
    Daughter Virginia has accompanied her...
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