The last surviving officer of Easy Company, whose exploits were recounted in the book and HBO miniseries, "Band of Brothers," Edward Shames (June 13, 1922-December 3, 2021) was involved in some of the most important battles of World War II. An operations sergeant, he was still 21 years old when he parachuted into Normandy on D-Day, after which he received a battlefield commission to second lieutenant, and took charge of Easy Company. He fought in Operation Market Garden, Operation Pegasus (a rescue mission that saved 125 trapped British troops), and the Battle of the Bulge. He was also the first member of the 101st Airborne to enter the Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, shortly after its liberation.
A Cambridge University graduate who was president of the Footlights performance club, he began writing music for the West End and the movies. Working either solo or in collaboration, Bricusse wrote words, music or both, including lyrics for the Bond theme songs "Goldfinger" and "You Only Live Twice" (with music by John Barry), and the Academy Award-nominated score for "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory"; its songs, co-written with Anthony Newley, include "Pure Imagination" and "The Candy Man."
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 11:56 AMTo: Marc Laidlaw; Dhabih Eng; Bill Fletcher; Viktor; Randy Lundeen; Greg CoomerCc: Bill Van BurenSubject: Please help Dr. BreenDr. Breen has been noticing that he's having increasing trouble reading his frequent announcements to the citizens of City 17. He has come to the conclusion that the right pair of glasses might enhance his appearance as the "administrator" of City 17 while easing his eye strain.Will you help Dr. Breen choose the right corrective eye appliances?a) contactsb) stylish blackc) for that 'bookish' lookd) a bit more daringe) standard aviators
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 7:19 PMTo: Bill Van Buren; Marc Laidlaw; Dhabih Eng; Bill Fletcher; Viktor; Randy LundeenSubject: Re: Please help Dr. BreenSo many ones to choose from. I'm really struggling to pick a favorite, mostly because I don't know enough about Dr. Breen.Here's what each pair of frames communicates to me:b This one's growing on me the more I look at it. Makes Breen a bit more.. virile and slightly more evil. They also make him look unstable, and vaguely homosexual.c Makes him seem a little evil, and like he's got a high opinion of himself. (might be a good thing?)d Is style-less, and makes him less interestinge Very engineer-ish. Doesn't seem to go with his sophisticated clothing & grooming.f Absolutely does go with his clothing, and also makes him look a bit old, uptight, & less virile (might be a good thing?)g These are pretty lightweight (visually), but manage to make Breen look rather old and quiet.h "I am an avant-garde conceptual architect, and I would prefer to not talk with you right now. or ever."i A good cross between sophisticated and simple function. These frames don't dominate Breen's face, which is nice. They make him more approachable than most of the others, but also make him look a little weak. They're more of a blank slate, and leave room for him to he an interesting, complex character.
Sent: Friday, August 22, 2003 11:59 AMTo: Bill Van Buren; Dhabih Eng; Bill Fletcher; Viktor; Randy Lundeen; Greg CoomerSubject: RE: Please help Dr. BreenI vote b or d...although I'd prefer an even more strict pair of reading glasses (narrower, no bar across the top). 2b1af7f3a8