He was rushed to a hospital over the weekend but died hours later, his son, William Guarnere Jr., said to CNN.
The elder Mr. Guarnere won the nickname “Wild Bill” during his wartime service and ultimately lost one of his legs while trying to save his friend on the battlefield, CNN said. He served in Easy Company in the 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division in the Army.
“He lived a good life,” his son told CNN. “He traveled a lot. He pretty much did everything he could have done.”