lieutenant speirs

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald C. Speirs (20 April 1920 – 11 April 2007) was a United States Army officer who served in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. He was initially assigned as a platoon leader in either Charlie or Baker Company of the 1st Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Speirs was reassigned to Dog Company of the 2nd Battalion prior to the invasion of Normandy in June 1944, before his unit was absorbed into Easy Company, of which he was given command during the assault on Foy after the Battle of the Bulge in Bastogne. Speirs also served in Korea, where he commanded a rifle company, and later became the American governor for Spandau Prison in Berlin. He reached the rank of captain while serving in the European Theater during World War II and retired as a lieutenant colonel.

Lieutenant Speirs and Sergeant Lipton had a room in a German house for the night. […]The room had only a single bed. Spiers said Lipton should sleep on it. Lipton replied that wasn’t right; as the enlisted man, he would sleep in his sleeping bag on the floor. Spiers simply replied, “You’re sick,” which settled it.
—  Band of Brothers (Stephen E. Ambrose) aka the book full of fanfic prompts you’ve always wanted

                   Wouldn’t drink too much if I were you.     //     Be careful if he offers you a cigarette !  

          ❛  WHO are they talking about ?      you wonder.    A buddy of yours tells you LIEUTENANT SPEIRS.    Maybe you’re lucky you don’t know this OFFICER WITH A REPUTATION.    Shot one of his own platoon sergeants for being drunk    &&    resisting crucial orders.   He also gave cigarettes to twenty or thirty prisoners of war before killing them.     BULLSHIT ?    You don’t even have time to try    &&    make sense of all of this because emerging from nothing is RONALD SPEIRS in the flesh.    Despite the calmness in his tone your buddies have FEAR written all over their faces    &&    you can’t help but feel it too.    He tells you guys to        carry on,  ❞      &&    rises to leave.    But before you can let the breath you didn’t even know you were holding out,    the officer turns back around    &&    asks    —–        OH,    ANYONE CARE FOR A SMOKE  ?   ❞      

           Let’s be real.    Would you follow FOXHOLE NORMAN into battle ?    HELL NO.    Despite how scary the guy can be,    RONALD SPEIRS is a soldier you want on your side.    Sure,    he can be a bit dramatic,    y’know    —–        without mercy,    without compassion,    without remorse.    ALL WAR DEPENDS UPON IT.        Just give him a chance.      ——-   Independent,    highly selective,    &&    private  RON SPEIRS  from HBO’S BAND OF BROTHERS.    Penned by Alexia.