The book rests upon interviews Ambrose conducted with former members of E Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. The veterans were having a reunion at a hotel in New Orleans, Louisiana; the interviews were conducted as part of a project to collect oral histories of D-Day for the National D-Day Museum in New Orleans.:317 Ambrose was intrigued with the bonds that had developed among the members of Easy Company. He circulated his drafts among the surviving members of the company, asked for input, and incorporated their ideas into later drafts. Ambrose wrote of the finished product, "We have come as close to the true story of Easy Company as possible."
From this day to the ending of the World, ...we in it shall be remembered ...we band of brothers.
The chapters are:
One – "We Wanted Those Wings"; Camp Toccoa, July–December 1942
Two – "Stand Up and Hook Up"; Benning, Mackall, Bragg, Shanks, December 1942-September 1943
Three – "Duties of the Latrine Orderly"; Aldbourne, September 1943-March 1944
Four – "Look Out Hitler! Here We Come!"; Slapton Sands, Uppottery, April 1 – June 5, 1944
Five – "Follow Me"; Normandy, June 6, 1944
Six – "Move Out!"; Carentan, June 7 – July 12, 1944
Seven – Healing Wounds and Scrubbed Missions; Aldbourne, July 13 – September 16, 1944
Eight – "Hell's Highway"; Holland, September 17 – October 1, 1944
Nine – The Island; Holland, October 2 – November 25, 1944
Ten – Resting, Recovering, and Refitting; Mourmelon-le-Grand, November 26 – December 18, 1944
Eleven – "They Got Us Surrounded—The Poor Bastards"; Bastogne, December 19–31, 1944
Twelve – The Breaking Point; Bastogne, January 1–13, 1945
Thirteen – Attack; Noville, January 14–17, 1945
Fourteen – The Patrol; Haguenau, January 18 – February 23, 1945
Fifteen – "The Best Feeling in the World"; Mourmelon, February 25 – April 2, 1945
Sixteen – Getting to Know the Enemy; Germany, April 2–30, 1945
Seventeen – Drinking Hitler's Champagne; Berchtesgaden, May 1–8, 1945
Eighteen – "The Soldier's Dream Life"; Austria, May 9 – July 31, 1945
Nineteen – "Postwar Careers"; 1945-1991
^ abcAmbrose, Stephen E. (1992). Band of Brothers, E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne: From Normandy to Hitler's Eagle's Nest (Trade paperback ed.). Touchstone, Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0743224543.
Clifford Carwood Lipton (January 30, 1920 – December 16, 2001) was a commissioned officer with Easy Company, 506th Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.
On the battlefields of Europe, he was promoted to Company first sergeant and was awarded a battlefield commission to second lieutenant. He said "it was the greatest honor ever awarded" to him. He eventually earned a promotion to first lieutenant before leaving the Army.He was featured in the 2010 book A Company of Heroes: Personal Memories about the Real Band of Brothers and the Legacy They Left Us, and portrayed by Donnie Wahlberg in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
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