William “Wild Bill” Guarnere’s Final Jump

Mar 21, 2014Articles, Featured

Bill Guarnere’s Final Jump

William “Wild Bill” Guarnere was my grandfather.  He died on March 8, 2014.  I did a series of portraits of him 2 years ago, knowing full well that I’d be glad I did when he passed.   You may have heard of my grandfather.  He was one of the original members of the 101st Airborne Division, and was featured in the HBO Mini Series “Band of Brothers.”  He was a colorful character both on screen and off, and was played by Frank John Hughes.

There’s a lot I could say about my grandfather, but for the moment, I’m simply posting to honor his memory and to resurface a great photo I did some years back.  I appreciated the time we had together and he reached the ripe age of 90, dying just shy of his 91st birthday.

Rest in Peace. You can check out the website I did for him at Wild Bill Guarnere.com