A little over 20 years ago, the world was gifted a remarkable piece of television. This 10 part series started life with the incredible book of the same name, by renowned historian Stephen E. Ambrose. Add into that countless veteran interviews and you have a spectacular piece of television.
Except this was not a ‘story’ to be told. This was history. This was history to be honoured and respected. This is “Band of Brothers”
I have interviewed many people for my website. From fans to veterans families to the actors involved. It is my absolute honour to introduce my latest interview. Please meet Captain Dale Dye.
For the readers who may not know you, just who is Dale Dye?
I am a Captain in the USMC, serving 20 years in the Corps on combat missions such as Beirut and Vietnam. I am a former enlisted marine and rose to the rank of Master Sergeant before I was commissioned.
After my retirement I founded Warriors Inc. We are a premier military consultancy to film & TV.
I am also an accomplished writer, director and actor. One of my most noted acting roles is that of Colonel Robert Sink, in the HBO miniseries “Band of Brothers.”
My resume shows almost fifty productions, many of which have won top awards.
What drew you to a military career?
I grew up in middle America in the years following World War 2. This was also during the Korean war. I found myself listening to war stories from returning veterans. Like most American boys, I was fascinated with the adventure that I perceived in these stories.
I didn’t give much thought to the negative aspects. I was looking for a challenge, a way to test and prove myself. Of course, I did give thought to the cool dress uniform and how much that might impress the girls!
Once I got into combat, every illusion I had faded quite rapidly. I never lost that sense or feeling that serving my country and possibly sacrificing for my country was an honourable thing to do.
“Dyes heart is with the grunts”
I`m not sure who said that, but I will submit, he knows me fairly well. I will always champion the man in the front ranks that trades fire with the enemy. He is the one that gets little attention or respect but is the one laying it on the line, every single day in combat. He lives the dirty , hard and dangerous life. The life where death is always close to hand, waiting for you. It was the desire to reveal the nature of that service and sacrifice that drew me to writing books as well as making films or TV about the military.
Thank you Captain Dye for your time. This has been an absolute pleasure.
Thank you Captain Dye for your body of work.
Thank you Captain Dye for your service.