Luckiest men to ever live or heroes of the Second World War?

World War II is full of tales of heroic actions by one individual or another. However, no group is praised more than E company of the 101st Airborne division. As they go down in history the question becomes, were they truly the hero’s that our modern society has made them out to be or were they just men who were in the right place at the right time. Did they just bumble their way through the war soaking up casualties along the way, or through determination and quick wits did they endure as one of the most resilient units to ever hit the battlefield?