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    SAD: Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters has passed. (Merged)

    HERSHEY, Pa. – Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters, the man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the World War II book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died in central Pennsylvania.
    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110110/...s_obit_winters


    Very sad. He was a true hero and a great leader. Our greatest generation is almost gone. It's too bad too. America really needs more men like them.
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    Maj. Winter was a true warrior, and a true leader of men. May he rest in peace, for he certainly did his time in hell.

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    Wow. That caught me off guard and choked me up. Maj. Winters was a true American Hero. He will be missed.
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    A great American hero. May he rest in peace with the rest of his soldier friends.
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    I saw the series and the original documentary and commentary by him. He is a far greater man than most. Bless his soul

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    Godspeed, Major Winters.

    What a loss for us all.
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    I was wondering about how he was doing just this weekend. So sad to hear, but all the WWII Vets are on borrowed time. My dad, a seabee who suveyed and laid out the pits used to load the atomic bombs on the B-29s in Tinian, passed away last year. A truely great generation that I doubt this country will ever see again. RIP all of them.
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    We lost another AMERICAN HERO. Band Of Brothers, Major Richard "Dick" Winters.

    We lost another AMERICAN HERO. Band Of Brothers, Major Richard "Dick" Winters.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/01/10...tion-dies-age/

    R.I.P. Major Winters.

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    I know what you're thinking: "Did he fire six shots or only five?" "Is that a Smith & Wesson 686+ 7 shot or 627 8 shot?" "Does he have a concealed Sig P226 SCT and two spare mags?" You've got to ask yourself one question: "Do I feel lucky?" Well, do ya, punk?

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    It rarely bothers me when a celebrity dies; Maj. Winters is different. RIP.
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    Hand salute to Major Winters. May he rest in Peace.
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    Wow. That was unexpected. A loss we can never forget. There aren't many of that generation left. We all sleep safe at night because of Maj Winters and others of his ilk that willingly went through hell time and again for all of us. RIP.
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    I heard this on the radio this afternoon. I had to explain who he was to my son, who was impressed. Another true hero goes to his final reward. R.I.P. Major Winters.

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    His watch is over. Fair wind and following seas Maj Winters.
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    "Winters had asked that news of his death be withheld until after his funeral"

    The man was was a true patriot, RIP Major Winters you will be truly missed by many.
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