Sunday, June 21, 2009

Shifty Powers, R.I.P.

Sgt. Darrell "Shifty" Powers, member of the 101st Airborne Division, and immortalized in Stephen Ambrose's "Band of Brothers", has died at age 86.

There is a very interesting story at the Civilian Marksmanship Program site, about trying to find his old M1 Garand among all the Mil-Surp rifles.

Requieset in pace.

1 comment:

Brad_in_MA said...

I remember reading "A Rifle for Shifty" when the story was first published. I love a story with a happy ending. Too bad Shifty can't take that piece with him.