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Chad Fisher Sculpture

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!

A historic collection found in S. Phila. home: Looking for rehab property, investor finds war hero.

By Edward Colimore, Inquirer Staff Writer

http://articles.philly.com/2014-12-14/news/57015345_1_jim-bennett-war-hero-d-day

Granddaughter tells war stories about ‘Wild Bill”

By Ginger Dunbar, Daily Local News

Debi Rafferty, granddaughter of South Philadelphia native and celebrated World War II Veteran, William“Wild Bill” Guarnere, spoke to veteran students during a special recognition luncheon on Veterans Day at Universal Technical Institute in Exton on Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. About 130 veterans, students and staff were treated to to the luncheon.

http://www.dailylocal.com/general-news/20141111/granddaughter-tells-war-stories-about-wild-bill

200 Attend Fund-raiser for ‘Wild Bill’ statue

The memorial fund-raiser Friday night for William "Wild Bill" Guarnere was anything but black tie, but it was clear he wouldn't have wanted it that way.

About 200 people came to raise money for a statue commemorating the South Philadelphia-born hero, who came back from his World War II exploits in Easy Company of the 101st Airborne Division - the one featured in HBO's Band of Brothers - with one leg.

200 attend fund-raiser for ‘Wild Bill’ statue by Sarah Smith

Efforts to Bring Statue Of WWII Veteran ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere to Philadelphia

Efforts to bring a statue of William “Wild Bill” Guarnere to Philadelphia took another step towards becoming a reality Friday night, as a ‘Beef and Beer’ fundraiser was held at the Cannstatter to help bring in the cash needed for materials.

Efforts to Bring Statue Of WWII Veteran ‘Wild Bill’ Guarnere to Philadelphia Take Another Step Toward Becoming a Reality by Dan Wing