Was Herbert Sobel that bad?

Steven Ambrose described Sobel as a “ petty tyrant”. His arrogance was also marked upon as he gained complete control over Easy. He was strict and harsh against any breach of command, even if it was imaginary. He was given a nickname by his men and officers: Black Swan.

What happened to Captain Herbert Sobel?

In 1970, Sobel shot himself in the head with a small-caliber pistol in an attempted suicide. The bullet entered his left temple, passed behind his eyes, and exited the other side of his head. Both of his optic nerves were severed by the shot, leaving him blind.

Did Easy Company NCO mutiny?

Harris, along with Mike Ranney, were the two NCOs to start the mutiny against Easy Company’s commander Captain Herbert Sobel. They convinced other NCOs to participate and the NCOs threatened to resign their posts unless Sobel was removed. The next day Harris and Ranney were arrested by military police.

How many Easy Company soldiers are still alive?

As of June 13, 2020 there is one surviving officer from Easy Company, Col. Edward Shames….Living E Company members – 2 veterans.

Birthplace Oregon
Enlistment 000000001944-05-10-000010 May 1944
Death (age) 000000002016-01-01-00002016 (90)
Residence Oregon

Where is Ronald Speirs buried?

Spiers was one of two men that Maj….LTC Ronald Charles Speirs.

Birth 20 Apr 1920 Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland
Death 11 Apr 2007 (aged 86) Saint Marie, Valley County, Montana, USA
Burial Unknown
Memorial ID 19055962 · View Source

Was there a real Lt Speirs?

Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Charles 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 later became the American governor for Spandau Prison in Berlin. He retired as a lieutenant colonel.

How many Easy Company died?

49 men
140 men formed the original E Company in Camp Toccoa, Georgia. 366 men are listed as having belonged to the company by the war’s end, due to transfers and replacements. 49 men of E Company were killed in action.