A special birthday in the Marlins Park
It was on D-Day, in 1944, when Mr. Warshawsky arrived in France.
The story of the men of his Division was used as the subject of a book written by the famous American historian, Stephen Ambrose.
«Band of Brothers» inspired Steven Spielberg, who along with Tom Hanks made the American series of the same name.
The ten, hour- long episodes, were broadcasted in France in the summers of 2002 and 2004 where it received great success as well as in the United States, England, Italy and Germany.
From the men of this division, also known as the "Easy Company", Mr. Warshawsky is the only survivor today.
Rudy Warshawsky was injured during the battles but also, he participated in the liberation of the concentration camps.
When treated as a hero, Rudy Warshawsky responds that he is not one.
For him, the true heroes are those who fell on the battlefield or passed away during or after the war because of its torments.
Hero or not, on Sunday, September 30th 2012, he was the guest of honor at the Marlins Stadium where his three children and several thousand other people were waiting to celebrate his 86th birthday. Anne- Laure Chevy, member of this consulate of France had the oppurtunity to share this moment of great emotion.
Article published on Oct. 4, 2012.