From Meg Swinney’s desk, July 14, 2022, at Thin Line News
“Paratrooper Bradford C. Freeman was only 19 years old when he jumped into Normandy, France, with the other members of Easy Company, 101st Airborne Division, the same division that was the subject of the miniseries, “Band of Brothers.”
“Recently, Freeman passed away in Caledonia, MS, at Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangel. He was 97 and the last surviving member of his unit. Private First Class Freeman was a part of Operation Overlord and had a mortar base plate on his chest as he jumped.
“Freeman landed in a cow pasture, assisting a soldier who broke his leg in the landing before heading to meet the rest of the unit. After their mission in Normandy, Freeman and his unit fought in Operation Market-Garden.”