If you've watched the HBO mini-series Band Of Brothers or read the book of the same title by Stephen Ambrose, then you should definitely read Beyond Band Of Brothers, The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters.
As a First Lieutenant, Dick Winters took over command of Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the Normandy invasion. He fought with Easy Company as its CO thru France, Holland and Bastogne, then served as CO of the 2nd Battalion of the 506th thru the end of the war.
These memoirs contain stories and recollections not included in Ambrose's book, as well as many that were, and also include a 16 page centerspread of superb black & white photographs. Both books compliment each other quite well.
Dick Winters was not just another civilian in uniform in WW2, he was a true combat leader. His bravery, professionalism, patriotism, utter devotion to the cause and his genuine concern for the welfare of the men he commanded, cannot be questioned. His Ten Principles for Success, called "Leadership at the Point of the Bayonet" is inspiring.
Now 86 years young, Dick Winters is one of the last surviving members of Easy Company's Band Of Brothers. We are fortunate indeed to have these memoirs, so that we never forget the sacrifices of men like Dick Winters and his comrades in arms, part of the Greatest Generation.