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[Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies
pennlive.com ^ | Sunday, January 09, 2011 | MONICA VON DOBENECK

Posted on 01/09/2011 5:43:04 PM PST by GQuagmire

Edited on 01/09/2011 6:25:15 PM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died.

Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey home until the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers” threw him into the international spotlight.

Since then, the former World War II commander of Easy Company had received hundreds of requests for interviews and appearances all over the world.

He stood at the podium with President George W. Bush in Hershey during the presidential campaign in 2007. He accepted the “Four Freedoms” award from Tom Brokaw on behalf of the Army. He was on familiar terms with Tom Hanks and Steven Spielberg, producers of the HBO mini-series, the most expensive television series ever produced.

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1 posted on 01/09/2011 5:43:12 PM PST by GQuagmire
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To: GQuagmire

May choirs of angels sing him home.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 5:45:28 PM PST by trimom
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To: GQuagmire

Godspeed Sir.

What a hero. I tried to write him a letter but it was after he asked not be written to anymore (receiving too many letters.)

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3 posted on 01/09/2011 5:49:23 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: Vision

I’ll make it three.

My sons just got done watching BOB a couple weeks ago. Hero’s all.


4 posted on 01/09/2011 5:51:23 PM PST by cyclotic (Boy Scouts-Developing Leaders in a World of Followers.)
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To: GQuagmire
Commanders like Dick Winters are rare.


5 posted on 01/09/2011 5:52:14 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (My baloney has a first name, it's DEMOCRAT; my baloney has a second name, it's PARTY)
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To: cyclotic

RIP Major Winters. Thank you for your service, Sir.

Prayers to his family and loved ones.


6 posted on 01/09/2011 5:52:24 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: GQuagmire
Oh no!

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Rest in peace, brother....

7 posted on 01/09/2011 5:54:06 PM PST by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: GQuagmire


8 posted on 01/09/2011 5:54:35 PM PST by Textide
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To: Vision

Rest in peace, Major Winters.

9 posted on 01/09/2011 5:57:50 PM PST by RasterMaster (The only way to open a LIEberal mind is with a brick!)
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To: GQuagmire

American Hero Rest in Peace.


10 posted on 01/09/2011 5:58:23 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: GQuagmire

Welcomed home by the finest.


11 posted on 01/09/2011 5:59:53 PM PST by They'reGone2000 (They'reGone2010)
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To: GQuagmire

Hand Salute.........................two


12 posted on 01/09/2011 6:03:27 PM PST by bmwcyle (It is Satan's fault)
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To: GQuagmire
Another WWII hero passes into history. RIP Major. Thank you for your service.
13 posted on 01/09/2011 6:04:26 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: GQuagmire
I recall during one of the episode of BOB, he said, if he got out of the war alive he promised God that he would settle down on a farm and live the rest of his life in peace.

He kept his word.

14 posted on 01/09/2011 6:05:03 PM PST by mware (F-R-E-E, that spells free, Free Republic.com baby.)
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To: GQuagmire
Tribute to Major Dick Winters
15 posted on 01/09/2011 6:05:42 PM PST by They'reGone2000 (They'reGone2010)
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To: GQuagmire

RIP.


16 posted on 01/09/2011 6:24:18 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (~"This is what happens when you find a stranger in the Amber Lamps !"~~)
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To: mware
He kept his word.

And now, the Lord is showing him TRUE peace and reuniting him with the heros that he served with. They are young, unwounded, full of spirit, and laughing it up as we speak.

17 posted on 01/09/2011 6:29:22 PM PST by DCBryan1 (FORGET the lawyers...first kill the "journalists". (Die Ritter der Kokosnuss))
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To: GQuagmire

When is the funeral?


18 posted on 01/09/2011 6:32:21 PM PST by Vision ("Did I not say to you that if you would believe, you would see the glory of God?" John 11:40)
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To: They'reGone2000

Very nice. Thank you.


19 posted on 01/09/2011 6:33:08 PM PST by unkus
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To: unkus

Thank you


20 posted on 01/09/2011 6:35:43 PM PST by DAC21
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To: Vision

Another reply and salute here.

I’ll also propose a salute to all the WWII guys who have passed on or are still with us who didn’t get featured in a great book and miniseries.

It’s a lesser world without Major Winters and those like him.


21 posted on 01/09/2011 6:40:56 PM PST by M1911A1
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To: GQuagmire

If he was half the man portrayed he was a heck of a guy. I’ll never forget his commentary when interviewed and the solid humility of it.


22 posted on 01/09/2011 6:42:13 PM PST by Sequoyah101 (Half of the population is below average)
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To: GQuagmire
Great book:


23 posted on 01/09/2011 6:45:40 PM PST by DeaconBenjamin (A trillion here, a trillion there, soon you're NOT talking real money)
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To: GQuagmire

Men like Dick Winters are the reason more Americans returned home alive from WWII.


24 posted on 01/09/2011 6:47:56 PM PST by The KG9 Kid
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To: GQuagmire
A GREAT American Hero!

Band of Brothers was the best WWII series ever!

I'm deeply saddened, RIP, Sir!

25 posted on 01/09/2011 6:51:17 PM PST by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: SandRat; ConorMacNessa; BIGLOOK

Hero Ping!


26 posted on 01/09/2011 6:53:43 PM PST by PROCON (Republicans: we elected you, DON'T let us down; 2011: the year of REPEAL!)
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To: GQuagmire
Prayers up Sir. RIP
27 posted on 01/09/2011 6:55:12 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: PROCON

A Brother has Passed.


28 posted on 01/09/2011 6:56:14 PM PST by SandRat (Duty, Honor, Country! What else needs said?)
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To: GQuagmire

Sad news. R.I.P. Major Winters.


29 posted on 01/09/2011 6:56:46 PM PST by Boris99
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To: Sequoyah101

“I treasure my remark to my grandson who asked, “Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?” Grandpa said, “No... but I served in a company of heroes”.”


30 posted on 01/09/2011 7:01:17 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: GQuagmire

God rest you Major and thank you for your service.


31 posted on 01/09/2011 7:02:06 PM PST by edge10 (Obama lied, babies died!)
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To: GQuagmire

Thank you Sir. May you rest in peace.


32 posted on 01/09/2011 7:02:10 PM PST by Kent C
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To: GQuagmire

I pray he will Rest in Peace. He’ll be welcomed by many of his “Band of Brothers”.


33 posted on 01/09/2011 7:02:29 PM PST by SuziQ
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To: GQuagmire
From this day to the ending of the world,
But we in it shall be remembered-
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers;
For he to-day that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother; be he ne'er so vile,
This day shall gentle his condition;
And gentlemen in England now-a-bed
Shall think themselves accurs'd they were not here,
And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks
That fought with us upon Saint Crispin's day.

All The Way, Sir.

34 posted on 01/09/2011 7:09:13 PM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: GQuagmire

A hero proved in liberating strife.

Rest in peace, sir.


35 posted on 01/09/2011 7:09:17 PM PST by Mr. Silverback (Anyone who says we need illegals to do the jobs Americans won't do has never watched "Dirty Jobs.")
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To: GQuagmire

I’m reminded of a line from a war movie I saw (”Bridges at Toko Ri” I believe): “Where do we find such men?” ....I’m glad they “found” Major Winters.


36 posted on 01/09/2011 7:09:47 PM PST by Ronald_Magnus
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To: GQuagmire
A true American Hero and an inspiration to us all.

I wonder what he thought of the last two years. . .

37 posted on 01/09/2011 7:11:35 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: GQuagmire

If there was ever a Great American...he was IT! RIP Dick...thank you for the letter you sent me...it is framed on the wall....Hang Tough!


38 posted on 01/09/2011 7:16:44 PM PST by chasio649 (Paybacks are a Behar)
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To: GQuagmire
RIP Major Winters.
Thank you for your service.
39 posted on 01/09/2011 7:17:10 PM PST by Kegger
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To: GQuagmire

Godspeed Major Winters


40 posted on 01/09/2011 7:24:50 PM PST by HeartlandOfAmerica (Insane, Corrupt Democrats or Stupid, Spinless Republicans - Pick America's poison.)
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To: Kegger

Currahee! Thank You Major Winters.


41 posted on 01/09/2011 7:26:57 PM PST by Lets Roll NOW
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To: DeaconBenjamin

Great book, indeed! It was in that book that I learned that Dick Winters’ assault on that German artillery position in Normandy saved the life of a dear friend from the 4th Infantry Division on Utah Beach. And a lot of others, I’m sure.

RIP, Major Winters. One of F&M’s most distinguished alumni.


42 posted on 01/09/2011 7:33:04 PM PST by CDB ("Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction''- Ronald Reagan)
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To: GQuagmire

Heaven just got a little better. Can’t wait to meet him.


43 posted on 01/09/2011 7:35:49 PM PST by naturalized
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To: Sequoyah101

I’ll never forget his commentary when interviewed and the solid humility of it.


“I wasn’t a hero, but I served in a company of heroes.”


44 posted on 01/09/2011 7:37:55 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: GQuagmire
He is before Jesus...

RIP Major Winters.

45 posted on 01/09/2011 7:42:54 PM PST by carton253
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I watch Band of Brothers all the way through every year during Veterans Day week. I may have to do so again this week...

I can't help wondering what he thinks of the mess later generations have made of the great nation he helped save.

46 posted on 01/09/2011 7:45:17 PM PST by umbagi (Who is Jim Thompson?)
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To: GQuagmire

RIP Major Winters. God bless all veterans.


47 posted on 01/09/2011 7:47:15 PM PST by GenXteacher (He that hath no stomach for this fight, let him depart!)
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From the article: "Ambrose, the author of “Band of Brothers,” said in a 2001 BBC interview that he hopes young people say. “I want to be like Dick Winters.” “Not necessarily as soldiers, but as that kind of leader, that kind of man, with basic honesty and virtue and an understanding of the difference between right and wrong,” Ambrose said.
48 posted on 01/09/2011 7:49:33 PM PST by Art in Idaho (Conservatism is the only hope for Western Civilization.)
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To: GQuagmire

He was a great man.


49 posted on 01/09/2011 7:52:06 PM PST by stanne
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To: GQuagmire

God give you rest sir! You earned it!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WDrbbtaO0E


50 posted on 01/09/2011 8:01:04 PM PST by Dick Bachert (2012 CAN'T COME SOON ENOUGH FOR ME. HOW ABOUT YOU?)
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