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Ernest Purcell (West Liberty, Kentucky, United States)
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July 18, 2009

I would like to extend my deepest condolences and sympathy to your family, for your loss. Darrell Powers was a True Hero of the "Greatest Generation." I Salute his Service and Sacrifices. I knew him through "Band of Brothers." My father was a WW2 Veteran, the CBI Campaign. Humble, never would speak of the War. We've lost a Great American. Our nation is now poorer for the loss. God Bless you and comfort you.Thank You Sir and may you Rest In Peace.

Rhonda Kuehn (Brenham, Texas, United States)
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July 18, 2009

I would like to offer my deepest condolences to your family. I, like many others, came to know your father from watching "Band of Brothers." I would have greatly enjoyed having the opportunity to just sit and chat with him for a while. I try to keep up with them by searching the web, etc... My heart is always saddened when I find that one has passed. I learned of your father's passing by receiving the email. Yes, It has made it to Texas and I'm sure it will continue on to many other places. Your father will always be remembered and loved by so many. He was a genuine hero. Thank you Shifty! May you rest in peace.

Wayne Barz (Walnutport, Pennsylvania, United States)
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July 15, 2009

Wanted to let the Powers family know that this tribute video is making its way around the internet, being shared by people with respect for what Shifty's generation did and the sacrifices that families like yours made.

Timothy Young (Berkley, Michigan, United States)
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July 01, 2009

To the Powers family:

My grandfather served in the Navy in WWII. He passed when I was nine. He was my hero. After seeing the Band of Brothers I gained a whole new group of heros. I know they don't like being called that but they are heros.
I know that I do not really know these men but I feel as though I do. Every time I hear that one of them has passed the hole in my heart grows a little larger. They are like the grandfathers I have never met. I love each and every one of them and will be eternally greatfull for them. I cannot tell those who have passed how much they mean to me but I hope this message somehow gets to those who remain so they know that there are people out here who they will never meet who honestly love them.
Rest in peace Shifty and may God grant your loved ones peace.

A greatfull American

Tony Elliott (Helena, Alabama, United States)
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June 25, 2009

Well done, soldier. May you rest in peace and may our countrymen never forget what you and your generation have done for us. May God bless and comfort your family during this time.

Tony Elliott

jerry simms (oklahoma city, Oklahoma, United States)
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June 25, 2009

Dear Powers Family,
I'm very sorry for your loss. Our nation's loss. I hope you find comfort in knowing that Shifty's story was an inspiration to all of us. His story inspired my sons to serve their country. One, currently in Iraq, and the other in Afghanistan. Thank you for allowing us to have a glimpse of his life. Jerry Simms

Ivan Heytens (Brugge, Belgium)
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June 25, 2009

Dear Powers Family,
My prayers and thougts are with you, with the loss of our great hero.
I'm a member of a re-enacting group,and have a huge amount of respect voor Shifty.
We will honor him on our next event.

Goodbey Shifty, you will never be forgotten!!


Scott Zientarski (Boca Raton, Florida, United States)
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June 24, 2009

Dear Powers Family,

My family is deeply saddened to hear of the loss of such a great man. I had the benefit of listening to stories from my uncles about the war and the Great Depression. I often wished my kids would have the same experience so they can appreciate what men of Shifty's generation had done for all of us. My uncles are long passed but my wish was granted through the story of Shift and his commrades. My kids have watched the Band of Brothers series time and time again. They have a tremendous appreciation for what Shifty has done for all of us and this country. He was true hero and an inspiration to all generations. May God bless him and your family.

The Zientarski Family
Boca Raton, FL

Kristine OKeefe (Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States)
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June 23, 2009

Dear Mrs. Powers and Family:
As a member of the EZ Company family, my sympathy goes to you. I met Shifty when I attended the Emmys with my dad Pat O'Keefe (who died in 2003). Shifty really stood out for me in Marcus Brotherton's book but I didn't have a chance to tell him how much I enjoyed reading his stories. May God bless your family with happy memories as you grieve your beloved husband and father. Love, Kris O'Keefe

Jamaica Knauer (Lexington, Kentucky, United States)
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June 23, 2009

Such a lovely video. My heart goes out to his family. Whenever I'd see Shifty speak, I always got the feeling that he was someone who would fit right into my family. His spirit seemed a kindred one. God bless him, and God bless his family.

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