For the first time, the Band of Brothers actors will gather as a group in Bastogne, Belgium from December 9 to 11, 2016 to support the mission of the World War II Foundation.
Thousands of fans have gathered in Normandy, France over the past two years to meet the actors and now it’s Bastogne’s turn to welcome these familiar faces to the historic city, which is so central to the telling of the Band of Brothers television series.
“The actors attending next December are very much looking forward to visiting Bastogne,” said James Madio, who played Sgt. Frank Perconte in Band of Brothers. “We hope fans of the TV series will join us for all the events and support the mission of the WWII Foundation,” Madio said.
“Bastogne played such a large role in the telling of the Easy Company story,” Madio continued. “The 101st was surrounded by the Germans in December of 1944, but held the line despite the cold, snow and a determined enemy. This is why Bastogne holds such a special place in the heart of the actual veterans and also the actors who had the honor of portraying them,” said Madio.
“Many of the actors who had central roles in the telling of the Bastogne episodes in Band of Brothers are scheduled to join me in Belgium and are very excited to see all the fans and locations such as the Bois Jacques, Foy and Bastogne itself,” Madio concluded.
Friday, December 9, 2016: Exclusive Welcome VIP Reception and Q & A with Actors and Veterans in Bastogne: 101 euros per person donation to WWII Foundation 6PM-10PM.
Saturday, December, 10, 2016: Bastogne Band of Brothers Bastogne Public Event at Bastogne War Museum: 10AM-12:30PM. Advance purchase is available below. Your PayPal receipt serves as your ticket. 20 euros per person (does not include admission to Bastogne War Museum).
Saturday, December 10 and Sunday, December 11: Special and Very Exclusive Opportunity Saturday Evening and Sunday Morning: Very private dinner with the actors on Saturday night (limited number of spots) and once in a lifetime opportunity to tour the Bois Jacques with the actors on Sunday: 506 euros per person. Space is very limited!
Band of Brothers Actors Scheduled to Attend: **
• Frank John Hughes – Wild Bill Guarnere
• Robin Laing – Babe Heffron
• Shane Taylor – Doc Roe
• James Madio – Frank Perconte
• Ross McCall – Joe Liebgott
• Nick Aaron – Popeye Wynn
• Philip Barantini – Skinny Sisk
• Lucie Jeanne – Nurse Renee Lemaire in Bastogne
• Ben Caplan – Smokey Gordon
**Attendance is based on schedule as we approach date of the event. Some actors may be taken off the list and some added depending on their work schedule leading up to December of 2016.
To purchase tickets to all the events visit: http://www.wwiifoundation.org/events/bastogne