Edward Tipper, a World War II paratrooper who was portrayed in the HBO series “Band of Brothers,” has died. He was 95.
(FOX)- He died Feb. 1 in the Denver suburb of Lakewood, said his daughter, Kerry Tipper.
Edward Tipper was a member of the famed Easy Company, part of the 101st Airborne Division, and parachuted into France as part of the June 6, 1944, Allied D-Day invasion.
The company’s exploits were retold in “Band of Brothers,” based on research by historian Stephen Ambrose.
Tipper was interviewed for the series and was portrayed by actor Bart Ruspoli.
A few days after the parachute drop, Tripper’s eye and leg were badly injured by a mortar shell. He was hospitalized for a year. Tipper was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart.
Edward Tipper will be buried at Fort Logan National Cemetery.