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Maj. Dick Winters, of "Band of Brothers", 1918-2011

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Maj. Richard Winters - Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division - passed away on 2 January, at the age of 92.

While participating in such actions as the invasion of Normandy, the liberation of France, of Holland and of Belgium, the Battle of the Bulge and the invasion of Germany, Major Winters won a Distinguished Service Cross, two Bronze Stars, and his fair share of the Presidential Unit Citation awarded to the 101st Airborne.



Maj. Winters, c. 1944.



Maj. Winters, c. 2001, with Damian Lewis, the actor who portrayed him in the television miniseries, "Band of Brothers."

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Post #1   1/10/11 9:16:52AM   

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RIP. What a guy, its amazing to think he achieved so much in his life!

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RIP.

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I've read so many books on him and the men that served under him that I feel like I knew him.

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This man is a true American hero for all who knew of him....he will be missed and will always serve as an inspiration to us in the Armed Forces.

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Rip to a hero who passed. I have only seen the first season of that show and it was amazing. wish I could check out more but I don't have extra money to invest outside of my MMA intake.

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ive been to iraq when i was in the Marine Corps, but i pale in comparison the heroes like Maj. Winters. no words can describe the greatness of the men who fought in those battles.

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Posted by Drudinh

Rip to a hero who passed. I have only seen the first season of that show and it was amazing. wish I could check out more but I don't have extra money to invest outside of my MMA intake.


You didn't miss anything then because there is only one season as it was an HBO show. There was about 12 episodes.

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Dick Winters is a legendary Army Infantryman who definitely deserves any praise he could ever possibly get. The Army infantryman's field bible- the FM 7-8 - has sections designed around Dick Winters' combat actions and from the post WW2 era to Vietnam to this day we are taught techniques he employed in combat while thinking on the fly. To us they're muscle memory, and to him they were battlefield genius thought up under stress. That goes to show how influential he was when you're talking legendary soldiers. It's like being the creator of the rear naked choke or the arm bar.

It also is a sign that the greatest generation is almost all but gone. We are losing quite possibly the greatest heroes that ever lived on a daily basis. RIP.

Post #9   1/12/11 12:49:20PM