Oh my. I've never noticed the age difference in real Easy Co. (I'm talking about that gifset you reblogged). It says that Liebgott was born in 1915, Winters and Nixon were born in 1918. He was older. I always assumed that officers were older for some reason. It's funny when you think of fanfics. We put Webgott in really close age range. In reality age difference between Web and Joe was almost 10 years. Web was in his early twenties and Joe was almost 30 on D-day.
I assume they casted guys without really focusing on their age and age of real soldiers (thank god because all of roles were perfect) with the thought “he has to survive boot camp” in mind. It’s just kinda funny because Eion and Ross played characters with significant age difference while being same age XD Sorry for ranting your ear off.
Let’s look at some numbers here!
Lieb was born on May 17, 1915, while Web was born June 2, 1922. That’s a seven year age gap – which, yeah, was pretty substantial! Lieb was actually called one of the “old men” of the company due to his age. So was Frank Perconte, who was born in 1917.
Winters and Nixon were both born in 1918. So was Welsh! Lipton and Speirs were both born in 1920. George Luz was born in 1921, while Joe Toye was born in 1919. Babe and Bill were born in the exact same year, 1923 – not even a month apart (funny, because I always think of Bill as being older than Babe, but he hardly was!) Eugene Roe was born in 1922, and Buck Compton was the youngest of the officers, born in 1921.
So Liebgott was the oldest of everyone, funnily enough!
I think out of everyone portrayed in the series Alex Penkala might have been the youngest??? He was born August 30, 1924, meaning when he dropped on D-Day he wouldn’t have even been 20 yet!