“You are loved and will never be forgotten by any soldier that ever served under you, I would follow you into hell.” ~Talbert (1945)

Major Richard D. Winters (January 21, 1918) was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company “E”, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.

Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and eventually into Germany. Later in the war, Winters rose to command the 2nd Battalion. Following the end of hostilities Winters was discharged from the army and returned to civilian life, working in New Jersey.

Winters was featured in a number of books and was portrayed in the 2001 HBO mini-series Band of Brothers by Damian Lewis. He was a regular guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He retired in 1997.

Major Dick Winters passed away on 2 Januari. May he rest in peace, we’re ever so grateful for what he’s done for us.

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