We are Speirs Foods, based in Marton New Zealand. We are well known for producing and marketing fresh salads for supermarkets and food service customers. More recently, we have put an emphasis on being a leader in innovation and collaboration - designing for the modern consumer.Who is Robert Speirs?
Lieutenant Colonel Ronald Charles Speirs (20 April 1920 – 11 April 2007) was a United States Army officer who served in the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II. He was initially assigned as a platoon leader in B Company of the 1st Battalion of the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment.Where did Speirs live?
Speirs was born in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1920 and spent his first few years there. He emigrated with his family to the United States, arriving in Boston, Massachusetts on 25 December 1924.Did general Speirs have a wife and children?
They had one son, Robert, who grew up to become a lieutenant colonel in the Royal Green Jackets . The 1992 Stephen E. Ambrose book Band of Brothers claimed Speirs' English wife had left him and returned to her first husband whom she thought had died during the war.