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A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

A nonprofit, independent news source to inform, inspire, educate and connect the St. Louis Jewish community.

St. Louis Jewish Light

1st LT Edward Shames, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry, 101st Airborne Division, US Army / Public Domain Photo

Jewish war hero Edward Shames, last living member of Easy Company, passes

Jordan Palmer, Chief Digital Content Officer December 5, 2021

Edward Shames, a Jewish World War II veteran and the last surviving officer of the famed “Easy Company,” has died. He was 99. According to an obituary posted online, Shames passed away peacefully at home on December 3, 2021. Shames was born...

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