Monday, January 10, 2011

The Band has lost its lead Brother

Dick Winters, the head of Easy Company, 2nd of the 506th Parachute Infantry during World War II, has died at the age of 92.

The actions of Winters and many of his fellow Easy Co. compatriots were beautifully portrayed in Band of Brothers, the amazing 2001 HBO mini-series.

I own the entire Band of Brothers collection on DVD, and I pull one out every once in a while and view some of the most haunting and accurate portrayals of World War II combat that were faced by our American fighting men.

God Bless Dick Winters and everyone who fought for our country in the "Good War."

"If a nation expects to be ignorant and free... it expects what never was, and never will be." -Thomas Jefferson

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I too have watched them all. In his interviews he seemed especially compassionate and understanding. Here is a guy who had to get the job done, and yet seemed so kind.

Mike Nevin