RIP Stephen Ambrose

Historian Stephen Ambrose, author of such great historical works as Undaunted Courage and Band of Brothers has passed away at age 66. He had been diagnosed with terminal lung cancer this spring.

He was working a book tentatively called A Love Song To America, a book that would have explored how he went from a left-wing demonstrator to one of America’s most prolific and popular military historians.

Mr. Ambrose introduced my generation to the story of those who sacrificed everything for freedom. The stories he told contained lessons that we all need to learn and understand. His works brought the story of the Greatest Generation into a focus that allowed those of us who stood on the shoulders of those great men and women to know what they went through in that dark time.

He will be missed…

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