The leader of the Easy Company paratroopers who jumped into Normandy France June 6, 1944 and fought on till the end of WWII.
Many of those who jumped in with Maj. Winters never walked back out, but those who did would have followed him back in all over again.
It is because of Maj. Winters and the rest of his generation, my fathers generation, who were willing to fight against overwhelming odds and sacrifice life and limb for the good of people that they had never met, had never known, in lands they would never have seen if it had not been for the greatest and most horrific of all wars, fought in two separate theaters, that allows us the ability to be who we are today.
A roll model for many, a leader of heroes.
January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011
A humble man who was honored to have served in the company of heroes.
A man who will be missed.
Read the story and watch the video report from WGAL News 8 Report January 9, 2011 Susquehanna Valley Native Maj. Dick Winters Dies
Read more on the life and experiences of Maj. Winters and the 101st Easy Co. on his Wiki-page