Happy birthday to one of my favourite vets, T4 George Luz, who would have been 98 today! (Played by the amazing Rick Gomez in BoB) Radioman, funny man and beautiful human being! Luz was the one who knew how to entertain, always joking around and mimicking people, and many described him as being the heart of Easy Company. Webster wrote in his book, one of my favourite parts involving Luz, which will have you smiling and laughing: 'Luz rose from the table and, snapping his fingers as he went, jitterbugged to him and asked him to dance. He grabbed his wrists and started off. "Hotcha man, doing the Lambeth Walk " he yipped and yahooed. A former exchange student with the British 6th Airborne Division, Luz, who was a great mimic and consistently entertaining in both garrison and combat, turned on his English accent. "Blimey, I'm a Limey. Covent Garden, 'ere we come." Marsh blushed and wrenched free. Luz trucked and pranced, while the rest of us laughed and clapped our hands. Everybody likes Luz.'
From the stories Webster told of him, and what his fellow comrades said about him, Luz truly was a beautiful soul, and always had people laughing and smiling. I've got my Portuguese meal all planned out to celebrate the life of George Luz tonight, so, here's to you Luz! Thank you for bringing love and laughter to the world. Currahee!
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