Monday, January 10, 2011

the death of a great soldier



late today it was revealed the Major Dick Winters has died. AMERICA was introduced to him by the hbo miniseries Band of Brothers. those of you who did not see it, should check it out, or read it or his memoirs Beyond Band of Brothers.

Winters was the recipient of the Distinguished Service Cross, 2 Bronze Stars, the Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, and Parachutist Badge with 2 gold stars, signifying his jumps into normandy and holland.



the above picture is a painting by artist john shaw in which Winters tells his troopers to HANG TOUGH during the Battle of the Bulge. i have often found his and their example to be inspiring and uplifting. the world is a smaller place with his passing. CURRAHEE sir, and GOD speed.

1 comment:

  1. We owe so much to these great Americans. God Bless them all.

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