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SGT Robert “Popeye” Wynn

SGT Robert “Popeye” Wynn

Birth
South Hill, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Mar 2000 (aged 78)
South Hill, Mecklenburg County, Virginia, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 19080762 · View Source
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Served with Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He was portrayed by Nicholas Aaron in the HBO miniseries "Band of Brothers."

Pvt. Wynn served with the company during D-Day, where he was wounded in the rear end from heavy German fire, he would later leave the hospital without proper authority, and rejoin the company prior to their jump into Holland as part of the ill-fated Operation: Market-Garden, and the Battle of the Bulge, when the 506th held the crossroads town of Bastogne, he was also with the company when they Liberated the town of Haganeau, and captured Hitler's fortified Eagle's Nest, in fact, he was quoted as saying "That's the only time I remember half the company falling out in their boxers."

Although he didn't live to see himself immortalized in film (having died shortly before the finished film was shown in public for the first time,) he did live long enough to contribute to both the book, and movie "Band of Brothers."


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  • Created by: Douglas Brown
  • Added: 24 Apr 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19080762
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for SGT Robert “Popeye” Wynn (10 Jul 1921–18 Mar 2000), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19080762, ; Maintained by Douglas Brown (contributor 46904304) Unknown.