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William Guarnere dies at 90; member of legendary WWII 'Band of Brothers'
William Guarnere dies at 90; member of legendary WWII 'Band of Brothers'

William Guarnere didn't have to go to war. At the time of the Pearl Harbor attack in 1941, he was building tanks at the old Baldwin Locomotive Works in Philadelphia, a job considered crucial to the war effort and good for an exemption from military service. But Guarnere didn't take it. He enlisted in the Army paratroops on Aug. 31, 1942, and went to battle. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article incorrectly included William Guarnere's late wife, the former Frances Peca, in a list of surviving family members. -------------------- "Wild Bill" Guarnere, the nickname he earned as a fearless combat soldier against the Germans, was...

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