You’re safe. When we heard about Alderaan, we feared the worst.
– General Willard, A New Hope
Today we remember Eddie Byrne who died today 1981 (born 1911)
Eddie Byrne was born in Birmingham, England and played General Willard in A New Hope.
General Willard served in the Rebel Alliance and welcomed Princess Leia at the Rebel base on Yavin 4.