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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Whitman 

Columbus Boulevard gets new name in honor of Easy Company’s Guarnere and Heffron

Over the past year, two local World War II veterans who served in the Easy Company depicted on HBO’s Band of Brothers have been given new memorials in South Philly. Edward “Babe” Heffron was given a bronze statue in his home neighborhood of Pennsport, while Bill Guarnere was honored with the renaming of the 2200 block of Winton St. as “Wild Bill Way.”

"Wild' Bill Guarnere (L), Edward "Babe" Heffron (C) and the Heffron Statue Plans (R) via The Inquirer

“Wild’ Bill Guarnere (L), Edward “Babe” Heffron (C) and the Heffron Statue Plans (R) via The Inquirer

Now the two late war veterans will be honored together with a stretch of Columbus Boulevard being renamed in their honor.

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What's Happening in:  Pennsport :  Whitman 

Stretch of Columbus Boulevard could be renamed for Easy Company’s Guarnere and Heffron

In September a memorial statue for Babe Heffron, a WWII veteran who was a member of the Easy Company portrayed on HBO’s “Band of Brothers,” was unveiled in Pennsport.

"Wild' Bill Guarnere (L), Edward "Babe" Heffron (C) and the Heffron Statue Plans (R) via The Inquirer

“Wild’ Bill Guarnere (L), Edward “Babe” Heffron (C) and the Heffron Statue Plans (R) via The Inquirer

Now a stretch of Columbus Boulevard from Washington to Oregon could be renamed in honor of two members of the Easy Company, William J. Guarnere and Edward “Babe” Heffron, who were also South Philly natives.

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