'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.