PHILADELPHIA – Richard “Dick” Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries “Band of Brothers,” died last week in central Pennsylvania. He was 92.
Winters died following a several-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, longtime family friend William Jackson said Monday.
An intensely private and humble man, Winters had asked that news of his death be withheld until after his funeral, Jackson said. Winters lived in Hershey, Pa., but died in suburban Palmyra.
The men Winters led expressed their admiration for their company commander after learning of his death.
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After two years in development . . . print #5 in our “Band of Brothers” series, the last designed by Dick Winters!
“May 7, 1945 . . . With Göring’s champagne and Bavarian beer, the veterans of Easy Company celebrate the end of World War II in Europe. Fate could write no better ending for the paratroopers who jumped into the darkness of Normandy, slugged through the mud of Holland, and froze in the woods of Bastogne. Now, in Berchtesgaden’s storybook Alps, P-51s of the “Checkertail Clan” cap the party as the Band of Brothers enjoy the spoils of war, the beauty of peace, and a toast to the heroes who fell along the way.”
Rest in peace Major Richard Winters. ‘Thank You’ from the bottom of my heart for your service to our nation. Even though I never met you, please know that you will, and always have, had my utmost respect. I will cherish the memory of you and what you represent. My deepest sympathies to your family in their time of mourning.
I would encourage each of my readers to send a little note expressing your ‘Thanks’ for his service to this great country. You have to register, but I think it would mean a lot to his family. Rest in Peace Sir.
Respectfully submitted by SilenceDogood2010 this Tenth Day of January in the Year of our Lord, Two Thousand Eleven.
Note to the Winters family: If there is anything I have posted here that upsets anyone, for any reason, please just let me know. I WILL correct it. My only intention was to pay my respects to a fallen hero. SD2010