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Old 01-10-2011, 04:01 PM   #1
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The last jump

On the second of january, Richard Winters has passed away at age 92.

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In September 1944, Winters led 20 men in a successful attack on 200 German soldiers. He and his men later helped hold the Bastogne (bas-TOHN') area of Belgium during the Battle of the Bulge.

The exploits of Winters and the other members of Easy Company were chronicled in the Stephen Ambrose book "Band of Brothers" and later the HBO miniseries of the same name. Winters also published a memoir in 2006 entitled "Beyond Band of Brothers."
The man had more courage in his pinky then most people have in their entire body. Over here in the Netherlands, forums and sites pay much attention, since we owe him and his men our freedom.

Rest in peace...

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Old 01-10-2011, 04:14 PM   #2
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I was talking about this on Skype earlier - very sad to hear, but to go through all of that and live to 92 is an amazing achievement.

RIP, Major.






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Old 01-10-2011, 05:12 PM   #3
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I agree. Wonder if this means someone is going to drag out another round of Band of Brothers (a very good series, despite the inevitable inaccuracies that plague tv shows and the like). RIP, you've earned it, brother.


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Old 01-10-2011, 06:12 PM   #4
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I heard about this while looking on facebook...so sad. What an incredible human being. It's just so crazy to think that all of those guys who fought overseas were just ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances.



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Old 01-10-2011, 11:06 PM   #5
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If you ever needed the model for the ideal leader, it was Winters, hands down....brave, canny, modest, and just had the ability to inspire people.

RIP, Richard Winters, thank you for your service.


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. Wonder if this means someone is going to drag out another round of Band of Brothers.
I dragged my copy out and watched the first episode tonight.

It is sad to see the Greatest Generation slowly disappear, and people like Major Winters are a major reason that generation of Americans got that title. I know the Pearl Harbor Survivors of Texas had their reunion in Hawaii this year. My understanding from one of them is that they had it this year instead on the 70th anniversary was because they were afraid none of them would be around next year.

RIP Major Winters. 92 years was a hell of a ride for someone that jumped out of a plane during the Normandy invasion or occupied the area around Foy during the Battle of the Bulge.


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Old 01-11-2011, 01:18 AM   #7
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To Major Winters . . .




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Old 01-11-2011, 07:08 AM   #8
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R.I.P, I know he always said he wasn't a war hero but merely served in a company of heroes, but to me he truly was one. A dying breed.

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Old 01-11-2011, 08:27 PM   #9
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RIP, Major Winters, and thank you.


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Old 01-22-2011, 05:02 PM   #10
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The oldest of the BoBs just passed away (well, WW2 was >60 years ago, still...). Anyone remember him in the series?

Also:http://photoblog.msnbc.msn.com/_news...nd-of-brothers


Now, I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor, dumb bastard die for his country.---Patton

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Old 01-22-2011, 05:06 PM   #11
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