SAD: Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters has passed. (Merged)
This is a discussion on SAD: Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters has passed. (Merged) within the In the News: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly forums, part of the The Back Porch category; For those interested in such things, Maj. winters wrote a book called "Beyond the band of brothers" Its an awesome read and gives a glimpse ...
January 10th, 2011 10:50 PM
For those interested in such things, Maj. winters wrote a book called "Beyond the band of brothers" Its an awesome read and gives a glimpse into the true story without all the Hollywood dramatic license. I recommend it highly to those interested in history, leadership or just great stories in general.
January 10th, 2011 11:13 PM
And sadly, many of my generation would be a lot more upset if Lady Gaga passed, because reading books is "beneath" them, or too time consuming or some such bs. I have had the opportunity on several occasions to talk to vets from WW2, Korea, and Vietnam, I find those interactions much more entertaining than Jersey Shore.
Originally Posted by SIXTO
When TAPS plays here on base tonight, I will be saluting for Maj. Winter, and all the others who gave so much before me.
Winters: That night, I took time to thank God for seeing me through that day of days and prayed I would make it through D plus 1. And if, somehow, I managed to get home again, I promised God and myself that I would find a quiet piece of land someplace and spend the rest of my life in peace.
Fortes Fortuna Juvat
Former, USMC 0311, OIF/OEF vet
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January 10th, 2011 11:49 PM
Rest in Peace Maj. Winters... ... you earned it !!!
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January 11th, 2011 12:48 AM
Just read that Maj. Winters donated all royalties from the mini-series and his book to various veterans organizations and breast cancer research. That makes him a separate class of hero. Men like him will be missed. RIP Maj. Winters, you have definitely earned your peaceful sleep.
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January 11th, 2011 02:39 AM
Rest in peace sir......*salute*. Shifty Powers from the same company also died last year. These men were great war heroes.
January 11th, 2011 03:40 AM
Wow truly a sad passing,I was in San Antonio last weekend riding with a friend Purple Heart recipient from Afghanistan,we ran into the Wounded Warriors Program soldiers,and visited a couple of his guys that made it back but were also wounded.up front personal contact with these brave men choked me up
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January 11th, 2011 01:23 PM
Wall Street Journel had a good article on him in this morning's issue. He deserved every accolade and good thought everybody ever had about him, and then some.
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January 14th, 2011 09:54 AM
RIP... No doubt the best Generation is almost gone, Salute.
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