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BAND OF BROTHERS’ HEROES ENTER FIGHT TO REPEAL UNFAIR DEATH TAX

FROM: THE AMERICAN FAMILY BUSINESS INSTITUTE

Contact: Josh Kahn: 206-290-8432
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

‘BAND OF BROTHERS’ HEROES ENTER FIGHT TO
REPEAL UNFAIR DEATH TAX
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JOIN CAMPAIGN ON 60TH ANNIVERSARY OF VE DAY
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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 family members.

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 grandchildren.”

The letter to Senator Sessions in its entirety is available on the American Family Business Institute’s Website at: www.nodeathtax.org.
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