Farewell Major Richard “Dick” Winters

HERSHEY, Pa. — Maj. Richard “Dick” Winters, the man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died.

Winters died Jan. 2 in central Pennsylvania, a family friend confirmed Monday. Winters was 92.

In September 1944, Winters led 20 men in a successful attack on 200 German soldiers. He and his men later helped hold the Bastogne area during the Battle of the Bulge.

The exploits of Winters and the other members of Easy Company were chronicled in the Stephen Ambrose book “Band of Brothers” and later the HBO miniseries of the same name. Winters also published a memoir in 2006 entitled “Beyond Band of Brothers.”

Winters was buried in a private funeral. Arrangements for a public memorial service are pending.
The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Jan 10, 2011 9:53:11 EST

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