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Old 07-16-2009, 05:32 AM
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“The world depended on them. They depended on each other.”

That was the tagline for “Band of Brothers” – an award-winning 2001 HBO mini-series drama on the World War II experiences of Easy Company, a U.S. Army unit that fought bravely and fiercely across Europe.

But for Bristol’s Margo Johnson – daughter of Darrell “Shifty” Powers, one of the soldiers depicted in “Band of Brothers” – two more lines could be added to describe her heroic father: “The world truly admired Darrell Powers. I absolutely adored him.”

“I loved everything about my daddy,” Johnson said. “He never bragged about what he did in the war. And for a lot of years, he never even talked much about what he did – unless someone asked him about it.

“But he truly was a hero to me,” Johnson said. “Just like he’d been to the people who know him as a soldier in a [mini-series].”

Powers, a Dickenson County native, died earlier this week at age 86 following a battle with cancer. His funeral service will be held today in Clintwood.

“He was a brave man, even to the end of his life,” Johnson said of her father. “He’s helping me be brave now, too.”
The "Band Of Brothers" miniseries is excellent. I can't recommend it enough. The pictures above are of the man himself and the actor, Peter Youngblood Hills, who played him in the series. Unfortunately, time has caught up with the "Greatest Generation" and we are literally losing them by the day. Thank God we had heroes who were willing to step up when the world needed them. RIP Darrell "Shifty" Powers
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:06 PM
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We lost a great American hero! I read this book about 8 years ago and couldn't read fast enough. God Bless him
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Old 07-16-2009, 05:33 PM
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R.I.P....the band of brothers miniseries is one of the best things I have ever seen...There is a marathon of it coming up soon I believe, i forgot what channel though
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R.I.P....the band of brothers miniseries is one of the best things I have ever seen...There is a marathon of it coming up soon I believe, i forgot what channel though
Prolly either A&E or History.
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