Soldier's son shares story behind 'Band of Brothers'

Published: Oct. 16, 2019 at 10:18 PM CDT
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The story of Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division is known across the country after a popular miniseries in 2001, but one soldier's son is sharing the tales of the men behind the story.

Stories like this one can be shared long after the soldiers have passed.

"Unfortunately my dad's unit, like a lot of units, there's not many men left. So I'm able to share the stories that I've been able to capture, so to speak, over the 50-some years that I've known my dad's buddies," said George Luz, Jr.

Luz from Rhode Island is not a historian, but his childhood more than qualifies him.

"The story of 'Band of Brothers,' that's fairly widely known by people, but the story of the men is not so much," said Steve Stegmiller, Dakota Leathernecks.

He stopped in Bismarck to visit the Dakota Leathernecks Marine Detachment, he gives talks like this one across the country since his father passed away.

Stegmiller says he met Luz on a historical tour of the route that Easy Company traveled to Europe. ​