Wild Bill Guarnere Memorial Statue Fund

For: Help to commemorate a true American Hero!
Organizer: Chad Fisher, the Sculptor and The Guarnere Family
Wild Bill Guarnere Memorial Statue Fund (Help to commemorate a true American Hero!)
$63,802
of $65,000 goal.
Raised by 124 donors
98% Complete
This fundraiser is closed. Thank you for your support!

The Story

William "Wild Bill" Guarnere, a South Philadelphia native, was a member of Easy Company in the 101st Airborne Division of the United States Army during World War II. It was in Belgium, during the Battle of the Bulge, where he was wounded in action suffering the loss of his leg, while trying to save a friend, Joe Toye. He returned home decorated with the Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, and two Purple Hearts. Guarnere became a popular advocate of wounded soldiers, supporter of war efforts, and wrote the book, “Brothers in Battle, Best of Friends: Two WWII Paratroopers from the Original Band of Brothers Tell Their Story” with longtime friend and fellow veteran, Babe Heffron.  He was portrayed by actor Frank John Hughes in the 2001 HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks. 

Chad Fisher, a sculptor, known recently for his sculptures of NFL Films very own, Steve Sabol and for the Flyer's coach, Fred Shero, contacted the Guarnere Family to help immortalize Wild Bill with a Bronze Statue. Chad graciously offered to complete this statue charging only for the cost of the materials. Our goal is to raise the necessary funds to make this possible.

With your help, William "Wild Bill" Guarnere will be around forever, in our hearts and in our minds. In June, we hope to look upon a larger than life sized statue, right here in Philadelphia, of this great man!
Thank you for helping us remember this Iconic Hero!

Our "Schweetheart" is truely missed...

http://www.fishersculpture.com/

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on March 28, 2015

Posted on March 28, 2015

There is still time to sign up for our Golf Outing and Dinner!  Please call 215-389-3094 or visit our website http://www.wildbillmemorial.org/events-gary-sinise/

Posted on March 5, 2015

Posted on March 5, 2015

Saturday, March 14th 4pm to 8pm. Double Edge in Edgemont 
Double Edge is offering us a percentage of everyones food and bar bill if they mention they are with The Wild Bill Guarnere Memorial Fund (bracelets will be available at the door.

Double Edge Sports Grille
4803 W Chester Pike, Newtown Square, Pennsylvania 19073

Mark Robinson and Debi Lynch Raffertywill be guest bartending at theDouble Edge Sports Grilleon Saturday March 14th from 4pm until 8pm. We are asking all of our friends and family to come out and support theWild Bill GuarnereMemorial Fund. We will have a DJ and drink specials. A portion of your bar bill or dinner bill we be donated to the fund! We will have a raffle and 50/50 prizes.
Come out and let Mark and Debi pour you some shots and beers! Come out and support a TRUE AMERICAN HERO!
We promise you that this will be a great night of fun and laughs!

Posted on February 25, 2015

Posted on February 25, 2015

Please join us Friday, April 17th, 2015 at Anthony's at Paxon Hollow Golf Club for a shot gun golf outing and dinner. Please join us for dinner, even if you do not golf!  There are great raffles, auction items and prizes. For further information, please visit us on the web, www.wildbillmemorial.org or 215-389-3094. We are selling raffle tickets for a Wild Bill Basket. Need not be present and we will ship to the winner anywhere....

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