John Lee Eubanks was born on December 23, 1920, in Hancock, Georgia, his father, Lucious, was 32 and his mother, Laura, was 29. He married Nellie Lucille Snow on June 27, 1942, in Milledgeville, Georgia. They had five children during their marriage. in E Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He entered the service in Georgia. He died on April 25, 1997, in Milledgeville, Georgia, at the age of 76 and is now buried in Black Springs Baptist Church Cemetery, Black Spring, Baldwin County, Georgia, USA.
My father was in Easy Company 101 st Airborne 2nd Battalion 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment. He served in the U.S. Army during the Normandy Invasion of WW2 as a Private First Class. Dad sadly died on April 25, 1997 just before the Band of Brothers series was finished. He was a proud man and talked about the hard times they had in the cold & snow. About the soldier toes falling off from frostbite and having no warm clothes or blankets. Daddy joined in June 1939 and served until 1946.
He was in France, England, Holland, Belgium, & Germany. He went through training at Camp Toccoa, Georgia. The March to Atlanta, & Fort Benning, Georgia. He was at Bastogne, Belgium when his commander told the German's "NUTS!".
He was blown off a tank in Germany on Hell's Highway. Him and some of the other Paratroopers had caught a ride on. He was the only one to survive. He had shrapnel in his neck and ankle and was sent back to England and then back to the states. He received a Purple Heart for that.
As told by W, Scott Eubanks, his son