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Posted on 01/09/2011 5:45:33 PM PST by srmanuelEdited on 01/09/2011 5:49:25 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.
Prayers offered for a true American hero. Rest in peace, Major Winters.
God bless this man among men and servant before God
RIP to a true American hero and original.
RIP Dick, may God have given you the peace you asked for that night in Normandy.
RIP Major Winters.
May God watch over you brother.
Thank you, Major Winters.
Dick Winters on Brecourt Manor Assault
From this website, his men (those few that live) are trying to get him a Congressional Medal of Honor for his action at Brecourt Manor on June 6, 1944.
Rest in Peace, Major Winters. You are a true American hero.
“I wasn’t a hero, but I served in a company of heroes.”
May your example shine as a light to guide a nation that sorely needs your kind of leadership.
I read his book "Beyond the Band of Brothers", As a fan of the movie and Ambrose book, I felt that I had to hear his version. Which proved that Ambrose did a remarkable job telling the story of these men.
Rest in peace, great American.
You can be the first on Wiki if you want..btw..odd usually the are right there
Thank you for your service Major Winters...and to that of your band of brothers...RIP.
This is bigger news than anything else this month.
Even though he's passed away, the effort to award him is still ongoing.
What an incredible man and an incredible leader. We need leaders like him to help our country through this difficult time. May he rest in peace.
One hell of an American. It’s an honor to have lived while he did, though I didn’t know him. We’re a better country because he lived.
RIP and Thank you.
I cried like a baby as he told that story on the BoB’s disc set I own...his hauntin eyes as he watched reactions showed his resolve
And say what they will about Spielberg and Hanks, I still think the HBO miniseries was one of television's greatest moments.
Goodbye great soldier.
Our prayers for this great man, as well as the untold others who sacrificed years and more for the peace we enjoy.
May he always enjoy greater peace than he ever dreamt of.
RIP, Sir. A true American hero.
Such sad news. God bless you for all you did for your country Major Winters. You were one of the best and did your country proud. A great American hero.
He was a great man.