FROM: THE AMERICAN FAMILY
Contact: Josh Kahn: 206-290-8432
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
‘BAND OF BROTHERS’ HEROES ENTER FIGHT TO
REPEAL UNFAIR DEATH TAX
JOIN CAMPAIGN ON 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY
Will Champion Legislation to be Introduced by Senator
Sessions on Tuesday
Washington, DC—May 7…Legendary “Easy
Company” veterans Donald G. Malarkey and Lynn
D. “Buck” Compton—whose World War
II heroism riveted millions of Americans when depicted
in the HBO mini-series “Band of Brothers”—today
announced that they will join the fight to permanently
repeal the IRS “Death Tax”, now aimed squarely
at the “Greatest Generation” and its surviving
The famed 101st Airborne veterans will, among other
things, appear in television and radio spots on the
issue, according to the American Family Business Institute,
the leading advocacy group for Death Tax repeal, which
will air the ads in states throughout the nation. Details
of the media campaign will released in the coming days.
Messrs. Compton and Malarkey signal their plan to help
defeat the Death Tax in a letter to Senator Jeff Sessions
(R-AL) dated May 8—the 60th Anniversary of VE
Day, when Nazi forces laid down their arms in surrender.
Senator Sessions is expected to introduce his legislation
to repeal the Death Tax this Tuesday in Washington.
In the letter, former Technical Sgt. Malarkey and
First Lt. Compton write:
“In the winter of 1944 we found ourselves outnumbered
and out-gunned by the German Army...some say 15-to-1.
We were fighting in the dead of winter in summer issue
fatigues, with little ammunition and few supplies. We
lost friends and endured intense hardships, but we were
sustained by the knowledge that we knew we were providing
America with a bright spot of hope...that our Band of
Brothers was a bastion of American grit and determination
holding fast against the tide in the “Bulge.”
As you know, we held out and Europe was freed from tyranny
sixty years ago today.
“We are now engaged in a battle to bring balance
and basic common sense to our tax policy. Those of us
who fought in the military did so in part to defend
the freedom to enjoy the fruits of our honest labor
and to pass that down as a legacy to our children and
The letter to Senator Sessions in its entirety is
available on the American Family Business Institute’s
Website at: www.nodeathtax.org.