PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Dom Giordano spoke with Debbie Rafferty Thursday on 1210 WPHT.

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Rafferty is the granddaughter of “Wild Bill” Guarnere, an army veteran portrayed in the HBO series, “Band of Brothers.” She is helping to organize a memorial for Guarnere at the Kimmel Center on Tuesday April 29th at 7:30 p.m.

Rafferty said the night will not be a typical memorial service, but rather a gala to honor an American hero.

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“Rather than mourning his loss, we’re going to be celebrating his life. We invited speakers to come talk about him. We have the Quaker City String Band coming, along with a couple singers, to sing his favorite songs,” she said.

Tickets for the event are free and available at www.kimmelcenter.com.

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