Major Dick Winters has passed

| January 9, 2011


If you’ve read or watched “Band of Brothers” you’re familiar with the name Dick Winters. Zedechek sends news that Major Winters has passed. This link is to the news on the forum named for him and this from PennLive.

The line I’ll always remember from the interviews at the end of the movie is when his grandson asked him if he was a hero he said “No, but I served in a company with heroes”. I’ve always been grateful for the legacy that men like Dick Winters left for my generation of soldiers, and we’ll ALL always be indebted for what did for us.

Keep your feet and knees together, Major.

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  1. Doc Bailey says:

    Godspeed Major Winters

  2. gruntpain says:

    Rest in Peace Major Winters…one hell of a leader…

  3. OldCavLt says:

    It is my sincerest wish that I would have been half the officer he was.

    God’s Speed, Major. You will be missed.

  4. God Speed to you Major Winters.
    All of us could learn from you as an example.
    Fair Winds and Following Seas.

  5. AFSister says:

    sigh.
    What a loss. What a MAN.

  6. AW1 Tim says:

    Leadership by Example. He was all that and more.

  7. hoosierbeagle says:

    rest in peace sir…you have done your duty. now on to your fathers house for a rest.

  8. SALUTE! Rest EASY SIR! God speed. You were a Man Among Man and an example to us all.

  9. Bubblehead Ray says:

    Farewell Major. Thank you for your leadership and your inspiration to us all through your actions and courage when the world needed it desperately, both in WWII and today.

    My thoughts and prayers to his friends and family.

    Currahee!

  10. 1AirCav69 says:

    Hey Lord…..we’ll gladly give you Loughner for Winters. Deal?

    I don’t think they make them like this anymore. Had to come here to find this in the news.

    Rounds out for Major Winters.

    AIRBORNE, SIR!

    Honor and Courage

  11. Toothless Dawg says:

    Rest in peace Major, God bless

  12. streetsweeper says:

    RIP Major Winters.

  13. Jacobite says:

    CURRAHEE.

    Rest easy sir.

  14. defendUSA says:

    Aw, Man. Goosebumps from your post, Jonn. RIP, sir.

  15. Adirondack Patriot says:

    God bless you, Major. Prayers that you and all the brothers of Easy Company — from those who passed on the battlefield in youthful splendor to those who made it to old age — join up at the last rally point.

    Thank you for your legacy.

  16. UpNorth says:

    Rest in Peace, Major Winters, and thank you,