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namvet
01-10-2011, 03:26 PM
Richard (Dick) Winters, the Army commander whose heroism during World War II was immortalized in the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died last week in central Pennsylvania. He was 92.

An intensely private man, Winters had instructed loved ones not to release news of his death until after his funeral. He died on Jan. 2 from complications of Parkinsonís disease, his family said.

story (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/01/10/2011-01-10_richard_dick_winters_whose_wwii_heroics_were_im mortalized_in_band_of_brothers_is.html)


http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/01/11/alg_lewis_livingston.jpg

Winters was potrayed in the HBO series by actor Damian Lewis, left. RIP hero


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Molon Labe
01-10-2011, 03:36 PM
http://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.2599004.1294675299!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/display_600/image.jpg

Should have won the CMOH. Too bad back then the stupid regulations had a quota of only one to be given per division ....and he was too late.

Articulate_Ape
01-10-2011, 04:08 PM
RIP, great man.

Bubba Dawg
01-10-2011, 08:35 PM
He really was a great officer and a great American.

RIP sir.

Bubba Dawg
01-10-2011, 08:41 PM
http://www.toccoahistory.com/

Here is a link to the Currahee Military Museum in Toccoa Georgia where Dick Winters and the paratroopers trained. It is a small museum but really nice. Many of the Paratroopers have reunions in Toccoa every year in October.

Zathras
01-10-2011, 11:56 PM
story (http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/2011/01/10/2011-01-10_richard_dick_winters_whose_wwii_heroics_were_im mortalized_in_band_of_brothers_is.html)


http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2011/01/11/alg_lewis_livingston.jpg

Winters was potrayed in the HBO series by actor Damian Lewis, left. RIP hero

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irqh310Ya4E
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWGrDAn9Fwc

Odysseus
01-14-2011, 02:38 PM
http://cdn.newsday.com/polopoly_fs/1.2599004.1294675299!/httpImage/image.jpg_gen/derivatives/display_600/image.jpg

Should have won the CMOH. Too bad back then the stupid regulations had a quota of only one to be given per division ....and he was too late.

There was a movement to have his DSC upgraded to the MOH a few years ago, after the show came out, but MAJ Winters asked the people involved to stand down. He was a courageous and gallant officer, a great Soldier, and, as the MOH story shows, a truly honorable and humble man. RIP.

BadCat
01-15-2011, 10:35 AM
A true hero. The world is a lesser place without him.

R.I.P. soldier.

Kay
01-15-2011, 12:07 PM
A life well lived.
Rest in peace Maj. Winters.