RIP Major Winters

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    Very sad news. Major Dick Winters has passed away.

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    Richard "Dick" Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died last week in central Pennsylvania. He was 92.

    Winters died following a several-year battle with Parkinson's Disease, longtime family friend William Jackson said Monday.

    An intensely private and humble man, Winters had asked that news of his death be withheld until after his funeral, Jackson said. Winters lived in Hershey, Pa., but died in suburban Palmyra....



    Maj. Dick Winters, whose WWII leadership was inspiration for 'Band of Brothers' dies at age 92 | StarTribune.com
     
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    RIP Dick. Thank you.

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    Rest in peace, indeed. Band of Brothers is an awesome miniseries.
     
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    Richard (Dick) Winters, the Army commander whose heroism during World War II was immortalized in the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died last week in central Pennsylvania. He was 92.

    An intensely private man, Winters had instructed loved ones not to release news of his death until after his funeral. He died on Jan. 2 from complications of Parkinson’s disease, his family said.

    The story of Winters and other members of Company E, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, known as Easy Company, was chronicled in a book by Stephen Ambrose and later the 10-part miniseries on HBO.

    Read more: Richard 'Dick' Winters, whose WWII heroics were immortalized in 'Band of Brothers,' is dead at 92

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    R.I.P to a great man.
     
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    The reward for a good life is often a good life. Ninety two is ripe age for this fine man, may he rest in peace.

    RIP and condolences for the loss.

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    RIP to Major Winters. I hope he knew just how much so many of us appreciate his service.
     
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    Quite a book. Quite a miniseries. Quite a man. :thup:
     

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