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 RIP Dick Winters

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 10, 2011 11:28 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thelookout/20110110/ts_yblog_thelookout/dick-winters-wwii-hero-chronicled-in-band-of-brothers-dies

Thank you Dick Winters and all who served with you for giving us the free world that we inherited.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 12:36 am Reply with quoteBack to top

I noted these references in the obituary:

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A very private and modest man,


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Winters vowed to live a simple life if he managed to survive, and that's just what he did. After returning home, he married his then-girlfriend, Ethel, bought a farm in Pennsylvania and raised a family. He never talked about his war experiences


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People who knew him say that he never really became comfortable with life in the spotlight. He had fielded countless requests for interviews and personal appearances over the past decade or so, most of which he turned down.
Winters was, by all accounts, exceedingly modest. When someone would ask him whether he considered himself a hero, he would usually respond by saying, "No. But I served in a company of heroes."


I have been fortunate to speak with men who were heroes in both World Wars, and from them and Richard Winters and from many others we learn that the true heroes are silent. They did not serve for glory but for their country and their comrades.

Ave atque vale.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 1:10 am Reply with quoteBack to top

A true hero and patriot. God Bless him and thank for his wonderful service to our country.

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:29 am Reply with quoteBack to top

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 11, 2011 3:48 am Reply with quoteBack to top

Thank-you and RIP Dick Winters.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:49 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Like Yastreb,I have had the privilege of knowing veterans of both World Wars.I don't think there are any from the first left,and we loose more from the second every day.Thanks to all of them for our hard won freedom.RIP Major Winters.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 9:58 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

Three actually, one of the them was a combatant.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_surviving_veterans_of_World_War_I

Sad to see that Winters had passed away. He was a good soldier and i loved BoB.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 12, 2011 11:37 pm Reply with quoteBack to top

It is truly a shame that no one at the national level picked up on the movement to award Winters the Medal of Honor. His actions certainly justified it.

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