Why We Fight <3 "The memory of starved dazed men' Winters wrote, 'who dropped their eyes and heads when we looked at them through the chainlink fence in the same manner that a beaten, mistreated dog would cringe, leaves feelings that cannot be described and will never be forgotten. The impact of seeing those people behind that fence left me saying, only to myself, 'Now I know why I am here!" p.263 Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose
Shifty volunteered for the airborne in WWII and served with Easy Company of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Infantry. If you've seen Band of Brothers on HBO or the History Channel, you know Shifty. His character appears in all 10 episodes, and Shifty himself is interviewed in several of them. Shifty died on June l7, 2009 after fighting cancer. Rest in Peace Shifty.