Eight years ago I wrote an email to William Guarnere. For those that have watched Band of Brothers and/or read Stephen Ambrose's novel then you would be very familiar with Wild Bill. His story really grabbed me and so in 2002 I wrote him an email via the website his sons has set up to answer questions that arose after the HBO series screened.
I received a handwritten reply a year later.
I found the letter in my storage container today. I hadn't thought about it in years. But now my younger brother has seen the series, loved it as I have and read everything about the Easy Company - 506th PIR 101st. Today he thinks I am somewhat cool.