Mary Katharine Ham blogging at The Weekly Standard has a story on Shifty Powers. The online community is remembering him today. Go read the neat stuff she's pulled together.
From The Navy Times:
Darrell “Shifty” Powers died June 17 without fanfare or much attention beyond the family and friends who gathered for his funeral.
Immortalized in the pages of Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers and the subsequent mini-series, Powers jumped into Normandy with the 101st Airborne Division and fought through some of the grittiest battles of World War II. His nickname came from the basketball courts, his family says, not from running moonshine, as one of his battle buddies liked to joke.
He was buried quietly near his hometown in rural Virginia. He was 86 and had spent many of his last years visiting troops and faithfully attending reunions with his dwindling band of “Easy Company” brothers.MKH also posted this video of Shifty from two years ago; Band of Brothers happened to be on the TV during the interview. Since it's Remember Shifty Day, I don't think MKH will mind if I steal and post it myself: