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[Major] Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies
Penn Live ^ | 01/09/11 | Penn Live

Posted on 01/09/2011 5:45:33 PM PST by srmanuel

Edited 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.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bandofbrothers; dick; duplicate; major; winters; wwii

1 posted on 01/09/2011 5:45:36 PM PST by srmanuel
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To: srmanuel

Prayers offered for a true American hero. Rest in peace, Major Winters.


2 posted on 01/09/2011 5:47:13 PM PST by Colonel_Flagg ("I'd rather lose fighting for the right cause than win fighting for the wrong cause." - Jim DeMint)
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To: srmanuel

God bless this man among men and servant before God


3 posted on 01/09/2011 5:47:38 PM PST by advertising guy (the PITTSBURGH OBAMAS........crap that's funny)
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To: srmanuel

RIP to a true American hero and original.


4 posted on 01/09/2011 5:48:02 PM PST by MikefromOhio
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To: srmanuel

RIP Dick, may God have given you the peace you asked for that night in Normandy.


5 posted on 01/09/2011 5:48:21 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: srmanuel

RIP Major Winters.


6 posted on 01/09/2011 5:49:39 PM PST by PA Engineer (Liberate America from the occupation media. There are Wars and Rumors of War.)
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To: srmanuel

May God watch over you brother.


7 posted on 01/09/2011 5:50:18 PM PST by Cisco Nix (Because the left is ugly and the right is beautiful.)
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To: srmanuel

Thank you, Major Winters.


8 posted on 01/09/2011 5:50:18 PM PST by Mobties (Let the markets work! Reduce the government footprint!)
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To: srmanuel

http://www.history.com/videos/dick-winters-on-brecourt-manor-assault#dick-winters-on-brecourt-manor-assault

Dick Winters on Brecourt Manor Assault


9 posted on 01/09/2011 5:54:14 PM PST by BookmanTheJanitor
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To: srmanuel

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.

10 posted on 01/09/2011 5:54:47 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: srmanuel

Rest in Peace, Major Winters. You are a true American hero.


11 posted on 01/09/2011 5:54:50 PM PST by meyer (Obama - the Schwartz is with him.)
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To: srmanuel

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


12 posted on 01/09/2011 5:55:03 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: srmanuel

May your example shine as a light to guide a nation that sorely needs your kind of leadership.


13 posted on 01/09/2011 5:55:23 PM PST by AndyJackson
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To: srmanuel
He found his peace and kept the promise that he made to himself the day after they landed in France and had their first battle.

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.

14 posted on 01/09/2011 5:57:00 PM PST by submarinerswife (Stay focused and determined. Our destination is NOVEMBER!!)
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To: srmanuel

Rest in peace, great American.


15 posted on 01/09/2011 5:57:12 PM PST by SoCalConstitutionalist
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To: srmanuel

You can be the first on Wiki if you want..btw..odd usually the are right there


16 posted on 01/09/2011 5:59:11 PM PST by wardaddy ("Out Here" by Josh Thompson pretty much says it all to those who will never understand anyhow)
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To: srmanuel

Thank you for your service Major Winters...and to that of your band of brothers...RIP.


17 posted on 01/09/2011 5:59:52 PM PST by RckyRaCoCo (I prefer liberty with danger to peace with slavery, IXNAY THE TSA!)
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To: srmanuel

This is bigger news than anything else this month.


18 posted on 01/09/2011 6:00:22 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alas Babylon!
A better website for Major Winters, and the efforts to get him the CMOH, can be found here.

Even though he's passed away, the effort to award him is still ongoing.

19 posted on 01/09/2011 6:01:37 PM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: All

20 posted on 01/09/2011 6:02:44 PM PST by tomkat
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To: srmanuel

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.


21 posted on 01/09/2011 6:03:47 PM PST by Scutter
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To: srmanuel

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.


22 posted on 01/09/2011 6:04:36 PM PST by Textide
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To: srmanuel

bump


23 posted on 01/09/2011 6:04:46 PM PST by tutstar
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To: All

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOLZdRG9c8o&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GUZR0MGQMw&feature=related


24 posted on 01/09/2011 6:05:50 PM PST by Main Street (Stuck in traffic.)
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To: srmanuel

RIP and Thank you.


25 posted on 01/09/2011 6:08:33 PM PST by mrmeyer ("When brute force is on the march, compromise is the red carpet." Ayn Rand)
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To: Beelzebubba

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


26 posted on 01/09/2011 6:09:47 PM PST by advertising guy (the PITTSBURGH OBAMAS........crap that's funny)
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To: submarinerswife
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.

And say what they will about Spielberg and Hanks, I still think the HBO miniseries was one of television's greatest moments.

27 posted on 01/09/2011 6:11:47 PM PST by Gena Bukin
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Goodbye great soldier.


28 posted on 01/09/2011 6:12:08 PM PST by Enterprise (TSA - The Silly Agency)
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To: srmanuel

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.


29 posted on 01/09/2011 6:15:32 PM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: srmanuel

RIP, Sir. A true American hero.


30 posted on 01/09/2011 6:18:40 PM PST by unkus
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To: Colonel_Flagg

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.


31 posted on 01/09/2011 6:20:17 PM PST by publana (Time to go Galt.)
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To: srmanuel

He was a great man.


32 posted on 01/09/2011 6:31:08 PM PST by stanne
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