This Band of Brothers theatrical poster is signed by eight WWII Easy Company vets and 28 cast member. It is being auctioned on eBay. 100% of the proceeds will go to GallantFew.org. The auction ends June 16, 2013.
If you’re like me, HBO’s Band of Brothers moved you to tears and stirred a patriotic compassion for those that fought for the world’s freedom.
The 2001 miniseries inspired actor and Marine Corps veteran Michael Broderick to create The Poster Project. This labor of love launched in April of 2012, when he purchased a Band of Brothers poster signed by six Easy Company veterans. Broderick then diligently acquired the signatures of eight WWII veterans portrayed in the series and 28 of the cast members, including Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks.
Broderick teamed up with eBay to create a charity auction to benefit GallantFew, a non-profit organization dedicated to helping veterans help themselves and each other.
100% of the proceeds go to GallantFew; the poster auction ends on June 16.
HBO Watch reported:
Broderick chose to support GallantFew because of his friendship with Army Ranger SFC Mike Schlitz. Schlitz was badly wounded by an IED (Improvised Explosive Device) while serving in Iraq. Schlitz suffered burns over 80% of his body, lost both hands and has endured over 80 surgeries, but Broderick says Schlitz’s spirit remains unequaled. “The man does not quit. When he told me about GallantFew and the support they provide returning veterans, it was a no-brainer for me.”
Broderick explains the organization’s purpose and why they were chosen to benefit from The Poster Project: “GallantFew’s mission is to eliminate veteran unemployment, homelessness and suicide by facilitating mentor relationships between new veterans transitioning out of the military and a veteran in their community that has already made that transition successfully. This is a fellow combat veteran that can help the returning veteran, whether by assisting them in writing a resume, opening their rolodex or simply grabbing a cup of coffee and listening. GallantFew is a quickly growing organization that has a fantastic model. They’re already seeing a lot of success and are hoping to expand further. I want to help them do that.”
Bid on the this one-of-a-kind poster on eBay
Own this incredible piece of Hollywood and American history! Eight WWII veterans of the legendary Easy Company and 28 members of the cast and crew of HBO’s Band of Brothers, including Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks and Damian Lewis, have hand signed this very special version of the Band of Brothers theatrical poster being auctioned off in support of GallantFew ending June 16th, 2013 at 4 p.m. PDT!
Learn more about the Gallant Few initiatives that are helping our veterans battle mental issues, suicide, unemployment and homelessness.
Founded by retired Army Ranger Major Karl Monger, GallantFew’s mission is to reduce veteran unemployment and homelessness and to eliminate veteran suicide. Using their unique model of facilitating mentor relationships between returning veterans and a veteran in their community that has already made the transition to civilian life successfully, GallantFew has made a tremendous impact for many veterans. Put simply, GallantFew enables very personal, one-on-one support for veterans provided by their peers.
100% of the winning bid will be donated to GallantFew to help them continue their important work in support of returning veterans!
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Here’s a video about the men that signed the poster; list is below:
Easy Company Veterans
Lynn “Buck” Compton
“Wild Bill” Guarnere
Edward “Babe” Heffron
Earl “One Lung” McLung
Band of Brothers Cast/Crew
Peter Youngblood Hills
Capt. Dale Dye
Richard Speight Jr.
Frank John Hughes