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R.I.P Dick Winters- an American hero

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  1. PATSNUTme

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    'Band of Brothers' inspiration dies at age 92 - MSN TV News

    I have no idea if he was and Dem or Rep or a liberal or conservative. What I do know is that another real American hero has passed away.

    It wasn't until I read the book, Band of Brothers, that I ever heard of Dick Winters. Then there was the HBO mini series of the same name, which was one of the best ever made IMO.

    Like so many real heros no one ever heard of Dick Winters or the men of Easy Company until they were old men. They served their country and came home to live their normal lives.

    R.I.P Dick Winters.
     
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    RIP Dick Winters ... the book and mini series helped explain things for new generations of people. It's one thing to hear the stories or read the stories but attempts at making it visual bring it to a new level.
     
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    Dick Winters was one bada$$ dude.

    Ave atque vale, Major Winters.

    "Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?"

    Band of Brothers-Ending
     
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    Thanks for posting this.

    RIP
     
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    Yes. He really was a true American hero.
    R.I.P. Dick Winters.
     
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    Today's generation could learn a lot from him and his peers. RIP.
     
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    The Greatest Generation indeed. God bless him. When these men were young, they saved the world. I hope that somewhere out there he is being reunited with his brothers.
     
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    Can't say it any better than this.
     
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    Became a huge fan later in life, hollywood is good for something...
     
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    A sad day, one I hoped would be put off a long time. He was a real inspiration to me.

    RIP MAJ Richard Winters
     
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    Unitl the HBO miniseries I didnt know about him and Company E, RIP Maj. Winters!!!
     
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    Interesting reading that he was a private man.

    I wonder if he had mixed feelings about the popularity of the miniseries -- I'd imagine he appreciated it exposing many more people to the story of his men while personally not wanting the attention?
     
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    He didn't want his death publicized until after he had been buried. He epitomized an American Hero, full of class even after death.
     

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