Looks like it may be a good series. I seldom watch TV. In fact, don't even have cable but my son loaned me his set of Band OF Brothers DVDs. I really got into those.
My Dad, now 87 yrs old, was a Marine private on Saipan.
My son served 4 yrs with the modern 101st not all that long ago. It's all Air Assault with helicopters now.