William Guarnere

United States Army paratrooper during World War II
Guarnere as a young solider

William J. "Wild Bill" Guarnere (April 28, 1923 – March 8, 2014) was an American World War II veteran and author. He was known for being played in the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers. He fought during the Battle of Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Guarnere died on March 8, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from natural causes, aged 90.[1]


  1. Chang, David. "'Band of Brothers' WWII Vet Bill Guarnere Dies at 90". NBC10.com. Retrieved 9 March 2014.