DON MALARKEY was born in 1921, and grew up in Astoria, Oregon. After trying to enlist in several branches of the service, he was drafted in 1942 and spent more consecutive days in combat than any other member of “E Company,” 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne--the most recognized fighting unit in American history. Today he lives in Oregon.
Easy Company Soldier by Sgt. Don Malarkey with Bob Welch--Audio Excerpt
Listen to this audiobook excerpt from Sgt. Don Malarkey's book Easy Company Soldier: The Legendary Battles of a Sergeant from World War II's "Band of Brothers." Drafted in 1942, Malarkey arrived at Camp Toccoa in Georgia and was one of the one in six soldiers who earned their Eagle wings. He went to England in 1943 to provide cover on the ground for the largest amphibious military attack in history: Operation Overlord.Share This