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Old 09 Jan 11, 15:56
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RIP Major Dick Winters

We've lost another hero of the Greatest Generation.

Maj. Dick Winters, who should have been awarded a Medal of Honor for his valor on D-Day has died after a long illness:

http://www.majordickwinters.com/phpB...p?f=113&t=4612

A few years ago, I sent Major Winters a letter and asked him if I sent my copy of Band of Brothers along with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to return it to me, would he sign it for me. About two weeks later, I got a return letter saying, sure, send it on. So I did. And now my copy of BoB features his signature, along with the sentiment "Hang tough". It was signed by Lt. Carwood Lipton a few weeks before he died, and Lt. Lynn "Buck" Compton has also signed it for me. It's one of my most treasured possessions.

RIP, Dick Winters. You've earned your rewards.
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Old 09 Jan 11, 16:49
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Rest in peace Major. YOU ARE MISSED!!!!!!!!!

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R.I.P., Major.

According to Wikipedia, a proposition was introduced to finally award Major Winters the Medal of Honor. Now it appears it will have to be awarded posthumously. I earnestly hope he gets it.

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R.I.P Major Winters.
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A Soldier's Prayer

God of our Father, who by land and sea has ever

Led us on to victory, please continue your inspiring

Guidance in this greatest of our conflicts.


Strengthen my soul so that the weakening instinct of

Self preservation, which besets all of us in battle,

Shall not blind me to my duty to my own manhood, to the

Glory of my calling, and to my responsibility to my

Fellow soldiers.


Grant to our Armed Forces that disciplined valor and

Mutual confidence which insures success in war.

Let me not mourn for the men who have died fighting,

But rather let me be glad that such heroes have lived.


If it be my lot to die, let me do so with courage and honor

In a manner which will bring the greatest harm to the

Enemy, and please, oh Lord, protect and guide those I

Shall leave behind.


Give us victory, Lord.

I believe General Patton wrote this and I thought I would post it
RIP SIR
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Article on Major Winters death



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From the various TV snippets and interviews he seemed a humble guy with a measured tone and a simple creed, both towards his personnel deeds and that of those that served under him.

This generation of heroes around the world, are hearing the call of the Last Post. It is inherent on us that remain, that there passing into the silence of the night, isn't reflected by there passing into the silence of history.

We must strive through Forums such as this to educate & remember those events & people for future generations.

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Dick Winters, of 'Band of Brothers' fame, dies

Rest in Peace.

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Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers,” has died.

Dick Winters led a quiet life on his Fredericksburg farm and in his Hershey home until the book and miniseries “Band of Brothers” threw him into the international spotlight.
http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/ind...of_brothe.html
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Going to merge this thread with the other one on Major Winters.
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Thanks. Once again, I failed to notice that there's another thread on the topic already. My apologies.
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My deepest condolences.

Major Winters stood for all that made our Liberators great: Courage, Humanity, Leadership to name only a few.
I can say he was a role model for me and likely for many others and expect that his funeral will be a major event with thousands turning up to pay their respects to a WWII icon.

RIP Sir
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May the defence of the Most High be above us and beneath,

around and within us

in our going out and our coming in. In our rising up and going down

all our days and all our nights.

until the dawn when the son of righteousness

shall arise

with healing in his wings for the peoples of the World

through Jesus Christ our Lord

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