As we went through the crowds, I piled a bunch of green apples in my pockets, and hoped I didn’t accidentally throw one at a kraut instead of a grenade. You’re not going to stop a Nazi with a piece of fruit.
Bill Guarnere, Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends
”Frank John Hughes, who played Wild Bill Guarnere, had a special duty that required his wearing his uniform/costume off the set. Looking exactly like an American paratrooper of 1944, complete with his set of jump wings, his pant legs bloused into his Corcoran boots, and a Screaming Eagle patch on his shoulder, Hughes reported to Heathrow Airport.* VIP guests were due in from the United States and he was to escort them to the movie set.”
* In uniform, Hughes attracted many looks of admiration, especially from women.
––Tom Hanks on Frank John Hughes (Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends)