Army Col. Edward Shames, the last surviving member of WWII's 'Band of Brothers,' has died at the age of 99.

Col. Edward Shames, the last surviving officer of the major World War II parachute army troop of the US Army known as Easy Company, failed Friday at the age of 99.  

 Shames" passed down peacefully at home," said the obituary posted by the Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home & Crematory. 

 During World War II, Shames" was a member of the famed Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division now known encyclopedically as the'Band of Sisters,'" according to the necrology. The story of Easy Company was latterly eternalized in the HBO miniseries"Band of Sisters," grounded on The New York Times bestseller by StephenE. Ambrose. 

WarnerMedia is the parent company of CNN and HBO.) "was a part of some of the war's most pivotal engagements. On D-Day, as part of Operation Overlord, he made his first combat leap into Normandy "in accordance with necrology "Shames" developed a reputation as an obstinate and blatantly open dogface who expected the highest of standards from himself and his fellow dogfaces, according to the report.

"In Germany, he was the first member of the 101st to enter Dachau attention camp, just days after its emancipation," said the necrology. 

When Germany surrendered, Shames"and his Easy Company troops entered Hitler's Eagle's Nest, where"Shames"was able to obtain a large quantity of cognac, with a label saying they were'for the Fuhrer's use only,' according to the necrology." Latterly, he'd use the cognac to toast his oldest son's Bar Mitzvah," according to the necrology. 

 Following the conflict, Shames worked for the National Security Agency as a Middle East expert. He retired as a colonel after serving in the US Army Reserve Division. 

The US Army has been contacted by CNN for comment.

 Shames" was anteceded in death by his devoted and cherished woman, Ida," said his necrology."They had a beautiful and loving marriage for 73 times. They traveled the world together making lifelong musketeers."

 A graveside service will be held at Timber Field Cemetery in Norfolk, Virginia, on Sunday morning, according to the burial home. 

Source: CNN

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