Major Winters was one of the great soldiers that served with the airborne forces during WW II. The generations that follow may never totally understand the sacrifices and hardships endured by our soldiers especially during the Battle of the Bulge. My Dad was in the Ardennes Forest at the same time with an engineer bridging unit. He spoke very little about what he went through until near the end of his life. For all those heroes of the Greatest Generation that ended the threat of Nazism in Europe and defeated the Japanese in the Pacific, "Stay Calm.... Carry On Good and Faithful soldier." Jesus wrap your loving arms around our fallen comrades.
Lieutenant Colonel, Field Artillery
U.S Army, Retired (service years 1973-2001)
Your story is truely inspiring and you are a credit to everybody around you and im sure you was lovled by many. Rest in pease Mayjor
Thank you, Major Winters, for giving selflessly of yourself to rid the world of Nazism. You and the men with whom you served will not be forgotten.
Rest Richard, until you hear at dawn,
the low, clear reveille of God.
Thank you for your service to this nation.
God bless you and the men of Easy Company may you find piece after all you have endured to keep the world safe. I salute you. Carry on.
Thank you Major Winters.
With respect to a true American Hero
Maj. Winters, thank you for your sacrifice and protection. God be with you and your family.
I saw the documentary of your action and service in that Germsn War, and I want to say that your wee indeed a hero. You will be miss. RIP. Love, Lawrence Shelton.
Serving with you would have been an honor. He applied Hebrews 6:10 to his life.
Paid respects at your gravesite this weekend with my wife and children. Told them of a great American Soldier.
Thank you greatly for your service and great leadership. It is because of the many brave soldiers like yourself that we enjoy this freedom and can raise our children under the Flag you and others fought to protect. I thank god every day for great men and their sacrifices, you Sir were one of the best and you will be forever missed and respected.
May God be with you always.
This was truly an amazing person with so much talent the loss is clearly ours. Prayers fill our hearts while singing praises to God asking him to let us never forget the love we have for this wonderful person gone from our lives never forgetting the joy we shared experiencing a great talent. Hebrews 6:10.
Wanted to meet you and wish I had. You and all of those that served can never be thanked enough. Thank you! May God bless you and you family.
I thank The Lord for the witness of a life well lived pro Deo et Patria.
Thank You, men like you are rare, our country is forever in your debt.
America has lost another one of its true heros as well as a gereat leader and gentleman. Reading and knowing of Dick Winters, as well as watching his story, "Band of Brothers" as many times as I can,I honestly can say that I, Like "Wild Bill" Guarnere, would follow him to hell and back!
My dad was in the Pacific theater during WWII, also fighting for our country. Together, we used to watch Victory at Sea on TV, and he would tell me all about the "heros" he fought alongside. He would have also been honored to "follow" Dick Winters.
God bless Dick Winters and bless his family
Dear Mister Winters I could only thank you and the rest of the men of 506 easy company for giving me my freedom to live a very enjoyable life. I stand and Salute you and to those who never came home more men should take a lesson on how to be real men you are with the rest of easy company again. I to would follow you into hell because you cared about everybody under your command
Having just read Major Winters book I feel I must put a comment here. Mr Winters was a very humble man and always credited other people while demeaning the part he played in the actions he took part in. In my opinion this man was a true hero amongst other hero's and without him and them we would not have the freedom we have got now. My only wish is that I could have met him and thank him personally for my freedom.
This man was a true inspiration to all of mankind.. and he still is. He and his fellow brothers are the definitions of commitment, integrity and selflessness. May you rest in peace Mr. Winters. People around the world will always remember your outstanding character and sacrifice, along with the rest of Easy. Hang Tough.
You are missed. We sure could use some more men of your honor and integrity. I am grateful for your service to mankind. My warmest regards to your family.
A national treasure, MAJ Winters' leadership was the inspiration for me to author a video case study guide to accompany HBO's "Band of Brothers" for teaching leadership in college classrooms. Leading from the front is a key feature of his leadership principles from "Leadership at the point of the bayonet." His legacy endures because young people embrace his principles for leadership success. MAJ Steven Krause
TRULY A MEMBER OF THE GREATEST GENERATION. A TRUE AMERICAN HERO AND A PERSON TO BE EMULATED BY ALL GENERATIONS. IT IS MEN LIKE MAJOR WINTERS AND HIS TROOPS,THAT MADE AMERICA THE GREAT NATION IT IS TODAY. THANK-YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE,DEVOTION AND DEDICATION! MAY YOU REST IN PEACE!
BRIAN DONNELLY (HIGHLAND MILLS, N.Y.)
TRULY A MEMBER OF THE GREATEST GENERATION. A TRUE AMERICAN HERO AND A PERSON TO BE EMULATED BY ALL GENERATIONS. IT IS MEN LIKE MAJOR WINTERS AND HIS TROOPS,THAT MADE AMERICA THE GREAT NATION IT IS TODAY. THANK-YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE,DEVOTION AND DEDICATION! MAY YOU REST IN Peace!
You are my hero. I can only aspire to oneday be half the officer and man that you were.
-OCS Candidate Trendell
Rest in Peace Major Winters. May you never be forgotten.
I wished I could have met Dick Winters, he is one of my heros, I served 28 yrs in the Military, you were my inspriration and would have been blessed to serve with you, God Bless, Dick Winters a true leader, a soldier,
He was such amazing man and one of many that helped saved the world.. I have so much respect for him. It would have been such an honor to have meet Major Winters.. He is an inspiration on my life. America needs to have more men like Major Winters. And ALL OF THE GUYS OF EASY COMPANY.. CURRAHEE!!!!
Easy Company was an inspiring story of the "greatest generation." My dad served USMC in the Pacific and was alsoone of the great ones, too. The intensity, horrific conditions and above and beyond courage of our American boys and men is stunning
Band of Brothers, The Pacific, and movies such as Saving Private Ryan have served as a catalyst for me, at 65, to become an avid WW II follower and immensely appreciative American.
High school curriculum should embrace the sources today so that the youth of America can "see" the horror. of war and the loss of so many 18, 19, 20 year old Americans that never got to marry their girlfriend, fix up a hot rod, go to the drive-in. The loss of these "boys" who never enjoyed the life experiences of being a father and grandfather. One can only think of their true life "experiences."
I have always desired visiting Normandy, I could never do that for fear of my emotions.
God bless all those who sacrificed years of their lives and all of their life to save our great country.
A hero. I wish I had met you. God bless you. You and easy company will never be forgotten
Thoughts are of you, our quiet, humble hero. I cannot thank you enough for having the presence of heart to have graciously spoken with me when I searched you out. Please tell my brother and the other Eagles I love them. We could use some help here that the 506th would not be disbanded. Where you are, soldiers are not needed, and I know this. But please share your wisdom with us that we might do what is the highest good of all concerned. I shall be praying to the Almighty for the answers. Or that we ask the right questions. Love,
From one Eagle's sister,
I'm 49 years old/young and from Holland.
I have been to several memorials in Holland and never could thank a veteran.
I hereby thank Easy Company and all the other American soldiers who gave up there freedom and live to give freedom to my father and mother so I can live. God bless all of you!
Regretfully we cannot sponsor Dick Winters' Guest Book beyond June 3 this year, but our whole hearts are with Dick, his family and friends, living and passed on... The Best of the United States of America. With everlasting love, (Suzanne and) Dean
Reat In God's Care Jim Hennessey(87th Div.)Bayonne NJ
What an incredible Man that lead incredible men. Would have been an Honor to have met you
Thanks, Wish we had more like you
Thankyou for your service to this country. I hope and pray you are in the Lords army right now with Shifty and the boys!!! It is men like you that inspire me to be abetted American!! You will be truly missed by all !!
How does one say thank you to Major Winters and those who made my life possible ... May God's light shine on you and your comrades.
For those who serve this great nation of ours, even with faults, this is still the greatest nation on the planet. Many pledge alligence to America, but only a few show it.
God bless our military, their families for the sacrifices they selflessly give.
Robert Gaspar, USMC (1982-85)
Thank you, Major Winters, for your service and sacrifice for this great nation. May God bless you, your lovely wife, and your children.
It wasn't until I served in Iraq, at age 46, that I fully understood what a tremendous strain that war is on the soul. I am sure that Dick would be proud of the current generation of young soldiers who have carried on the legacy of selfless service. I have the utmost respect and admiration for the fortitude that Dick Winters and all the "Band of Brothers" demonstrated during WWII. They continue to serve as shining examples of what ordinary men can accomplish.
a good leader---in the trenches so to speak with you---knows your name ===cares about you===they know you===watch you---you are the same all the time===constant---thank you Lord for Major Winters
Major Winters was an inspiration to several generations of American soldiers, sailors, marines, and airmen.
GOD BLESS you Major Winters I guess now you are sitting with all the heroes from ww2 to the present day never forgotten
Mr.Winters represents the best of the Greatest Generation that fought during the war. His passing is a loss to our country and his family. God Bless.
Let us never forget the sacrifices made by America for freedom for all which continues to this day. Thank you Mr Winters for all that you did for your country and Europe. RIP
WHEN WE DIE... HOW WILL WE BE REMEMBERED? I WOULD BE HONORED TO BE REMEMBERED AS DICK WINTERS IS REMEMBERED - NOT FOR THE HEROIC ACTS; BUT FOR THE MAN HE WAS AND THE PERSON OF INTERGRITY AND FOR WHAT HE STOOD FOR! IN MY EYES, MORE THAN JUST A WAR HERO. THOMAS ROODT (CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA)
Here is hoping that the young and future generations find and read your story and come to understand the true measure of commitment and sacrifice you and men like you endured for our country and the world. May we never forget.
thank you for our freedoms
Thank you for your service to our country. You were indeed a hero and a true leader. Your legacy means so much to so many different people. To me personally, your legacy and fine example, pushes me every day to be a better leader. You're an inspiration...May GOD bless your soul and keep your living band of brothers well and at peace with their lives. RIP Eternally...
-Lt. John D. Souza
UMass Dartmouth Police
I am not christen, I am a muslim. I am not American, I am a Pakistani. I served my country as a soldier for 33 years. only soldiers understand each other. This is my salute to a soldier.
Attention!!!! Hand salute....Thank you for your service Major Winters....R.I.P.
MAJOR WINTERS REST IN PEACE YOU ARE A TRUE AMERICAN HERO !!!! FATHER OF A U S MARINE
Rest in Peace Airborne Brother. You and your men will never be forgotten.
SGT Pete Adams 5th Special Forces Group.
A great leader and man...you will be remembered always. Thanks for all you did and gave to this nation. Rest in peace.
You were a man with enormous vision and understanding of war tactics. Many have learned from your actions. This helps keep the USA the greatest nation. Your generation is the GREATEST and I am deeply thankful.
God Bless you Major Winters. You epitomize the men of your Greatest Generation. Heroic, yet humble. Thank you for your leadership at a time when our country truly needed it. Rest In Peace, Sir.
Thank you Major Winters for being such a profound leader in a time when our country and the world needed men like you RIP John L Brodeur Hartford Ct
Thank you, Maj Winters for epitomizing LEADERSHIP in every way. May we all learn about greatness through what you did for ALL OF US. You and all the men who served with you are true heroes.
Paratroopers never die they just slip away.
A real hero in the true sense.Thank you Dick for what you did for our country.
Thank you God for blessing this earth and this country with a man like Dick Winters. May he rest in eternal peace after a job well done.
A MAN AMONG MEN. A TREMENDOUS INSPIRATION TO MYSELF. AS A TEACHER I MAKE SURE THAT MY STUDENTS ARE INTRODUCED TO AN AMERICAN TREASURE. HE HELPED ME UNDERSTAND MY THREE UNCLES WHO WERE ALSO WWII VETERANS AND THE PRIDE THAT DICK WINTERS INSTILLS IS AWESOME!
AS A US MARINE MYSELF THIS MAN ACCOMPLISHMENTS WILL LIVE ON LIKE ACHILLES.
Thank you for your strength and sacrific and hope to meet you someday at the pearly gates of heaven.
"At Ease Soldier" and rest for when you are awakened again it will be to serve a far greater mission, a mission for God!
It is a testament to this man that this long after his death people from around the world continue to honor him. I hope you found the peace and quiet you were looking for after the war. I believe you did. And I hope we all realize the gift that these men gave to us. We need to cherish our remaining veterans and try to ensure that they all find that peace and quiet. We owe them that, at the very least.
I am inspired by your life. Rest in peace knowing you helped save your country and rid the would of vile tyranny.
After watching Band of Brothers and reading his book, Richard Winters became my hero, like so many others who fought for us. Praying that is his resting in peace
I'm greatful we have Americans like Major Winters who were willing to sacrifice all they had to free the world from Nazi tyranny. God Bless
Thank you to all veterans of all wars..
I live only a few miles from your Medic Ugene Rowe. Only if I would have known about the "Band Of Brothers" before everyone passed away. And thank you Major Winter for being the person you were. We will miss you dearly
Dick corresponded with me several years ago. His words to me displayed the real soldier and officer he was. He will be deeply missed by many. My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. He was one of many who failed to receive all the recognition due.
I regret never to have met you- and frankly I am awful at literature do this is horrible work.
I truly hope that you have continued in peace and serenity as you said all those years ago.
Despite not even having relations or being merely being graced with your presence I cried and will continue to cry each day.
Thank you for your service and input to our world- and finally be at eternal peace Mr Winters
Rest in peace, old warrior.
US AIR FORCE, PHILLIP BARR PASSED AWAY JULY1
2012. HIS MOTHER WAS A TRIPLET HIS FATHER WAS A TWIN. MY HEART GOES OUT TO ALL HIS CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN. I AM JUST HIS OLD AUNT WAITING TO GO HOME TMM COLUMBUS OHIO
To Mr. Winters' family: Years ago I spent a summer consumed with Stephen Ambrose books and the "Band of Brothers" series. I was spellbound by the tremendous courage and heart that Mr. Winters and all his fellow soldiers held for one another. It moved me deeply and motivated me to write him. He responded with this beautiful and quiet letter that I treasure. I am late to this guest book and contributing my own words to honor this person. However, they come to you with profound respect and admiration for Mr. Winters and all those who followed his lead with purpose, admiration and loyalty. Thank you for being who you were and are, Mr. Winters, for surely your kind lives on. May peace be with you and yours always.
To all the surviving family, with our whole hearts and speaking for a grateful nation and humankind, we send our empathies. Dick, was a prince among men, it is evident, and we grieve with you. In love and deepest respect,
Suzanne and Dean Schilling
San Diego, California
I will never forget what you, and all who served, have sacrificed in the name of freedom. God bless you.
One of the greatest Men to ever grace this Planet
A real American hero. It's too bad we do not have more of his kind in our society. Bill m. Bismarck, north dakota
Thank you Mr. Winters for bringing to life the sacrifice that the Greatest Genreation accomplished. My father served in Army Air Force and rarely talked of his experience, when he did he mentioned "...it was his duty." God Bless your family and may you rest in Peace.
Just a wonderful real American hero.
Ronald l. Kubikowski retired NY State Police Trooper.
We all probably feel the same way, that we knew this man.
We all honor him, and stand in awe of whom he was.
And we all feel the loss of him. He does not walk among us anymore, and it is hard to accept that he is gone.
And yet, he walks in our hearts. We will always remember Major Richard Winters.
Carol L. Bucks County PA
To the family of Richard Winters, I am very sorry for your loss. Having read Mr. Winter's book Beyond Band of Brothers twice, I realized what a great man he was. Although I am only 12, I would like to follow in Mr. Winter's footsteps and become an officer in the United States Army. My dream is to attend West Point, though. Mr. Winter's has been my idol since I was 8. I am so sad that I didn't get to meet him. Thanks to all the WWII vets that served our country and God bless America.
Having just read the book, The Biggest Brother, I am greatful to live in a country that can produce such stellar examples of humility and leadership as Major Winters. Thank you and God Bless.
Thank-You to all that served in WWII. I never knew the man but watching him speak told me all that I needed. Maj. Dick Winters is a perfect example of what being a good American is all about, as well as those that were privleged to serve with him. Thank-You.
One of many brave men who fought for our freedoms but still a very special man.God Bless .
Thank you for your letters you send to me, for your great advices and for the great example you are for me!
You are my true hero!
Rest in peace!
Thorsten from Oldenburg/Germany
Thank You for your service. Rest in Peace Mr. Winters.
Thank you for your example of a true American hero. My great grandsons must watch your Band Of Brothers film whenever they visit.
Thank for all of your service that you did for this country to help become the country we are today. Once, again thank you.
Thank you for your service, sacrifice and example for others. May peace with you and all your brothers.
Thank you for your service to America. We need more heroes like you and your "Band of Brothers". May you find the quiet peace you fought so bravely for those many years ago.
r i p dick winters you will be missed
God Bless with Screaming Eagle speed. 101st Vietnam 1970-72
Peace be upon you Maj. Winters. Thank you, and all of the GREATEST GENERATION for the sacrifices you've made for this country. God bless.
You were a man who led from the front, but always put his men first. A true leader and wonderful man.
To Maj. Winters, the men of Company E and all who served in the campaigns of WW II, you claim NOT to be heroes that the real heroes are those who lay silent. While this, YES is true, it is through your galiant efforts and sacrifices that I have my most precious freedom. You never asked for anything in return except to simply return to the lives you lived prior to your military experiences.
The words Thank You seem so minimal considering what you were tasked to do during the campaigns of WWII. However, I ask you to please allow me to express my heart felt Thank You to all of you for the sacrifices you made during a dismal time in this worlds history which has allowed me to live a life with the freedom to do and say as I choose with out fear of retribution. Simply said, this world is a better place because of you! You are ALL heroes to me! Thank you Maj. Winters may you rest in peace!
To Maj. Winters, the men of Company E and all who served in the campaigns of WW II, you claim NOT to be heroes that the real heroes are those who lay silent. While this, YES is true, it is through your galiant efforts and sacrifices that I have my most precious freedom. You never asked for anything in return except to simply return to the lives you lived prior to your military experiences.
The words Thank You seem so minimal considering what you were tasked to do during the campaigns of WWII. However, I ask you to please allow me to express my heart felt Thank You to all of you for the sacrifices you made during a dismal time in this worlds history which has allowed me to live a life with the freedom to do and say as I choose with out fear of retribution. Simply said, this world is a better place because of you! You are ALL heroes to me! Thank you Maj. Winters may you rest in peace!
To Maj. Winters, the men of Company E and all who served in the campaigns of WW II, you claim NOT to be hero's, that the real hero's are those who lay silent. While this, YES is true, it is through your galiant efforts and sacrifices that I have my most precious freedom. You never asked for anything in return except to simply return to the lives you lived prior to your military experiences.
The words Thank You seem so minimal considering what you were tasked to do during the campaigns of WWII. However, I ask you to please allow me to express my heart felt Thank You to you all for the sacrifices you made during a dismal time in this worlds history which has allowed me to live a life of freedom with out fear of retribution. Simply said, this world is a better place because of you! You are ALL hero's to me! Thank you Maj. Winters and may you rest in peace!
I'm sorry I never got to meet this geat man! Rest in Peace to Great American Hero!
Lest we forget....Major Dick Winters and all the unnamed hero's who fell during the campaign in the European theatre. There are never any hero's in war, for the true hero's never speak !
A fantastic Person, good Soldier
I have watched the serie Band of Brothers many times. Thank you USA, we got liberated. We owe you so much
What an amazing hero, who personified the true values of leadership and strength. My father in law was DDay plus thirty at Utah Beach and finally were able to share Band of Brothers with him. He lived the history that my generation learned of in school. My deepest sympathy to his family and I feel blessed to have watched Band of Brothers and that he and his men of C company shared their experiences with the rest of us. He is an inspiration.
Commitment, compassion, humanity... duty, discipline, honor, integrity....a true leader. "Thank you!", for your service and inspiration. The future has lost another good man, from a great generation. May your family proudly acknowledge and continue to share in the memories of your legacy.
My condolences to Mr. Winters family. I am a firm believer that if it weren't for Mr. Winters and every World War II veteran we wouldn't be here today. Mr. Winters, thank you for giving us the freedom we have. You were the definition of a hero and this country is indebted to you. Thank you for everything you gave.
I have told my kids all about you and your men. my teenage kids will always remember WWII, because of the things that you and your men went through. Thank you for your dedication. You will be forever missed in our household
You are truly an inspiration to all who love this country and I have to hold back tears that I never got to meet you. May your wife and family have many blessings and I pray that your leadership and character will have an impact on those who choose to lead our great country.
With a heavy heart, one year to the day. My children will grow up knowing about all the things you stood for...the good and the bad. Thank you for touching my life.
December 27, 2011
Major Winters is a great American hero and has and will continue to inspire current and future soldiers forever! I am a former paratrooper (82nd Abn. Div.) and wish I could have met him. God bless him and his family.
Thanks to all the men like him. My dad is in heaven and was in WW2 in the Navy. He was my hero. God Bless from the Joseph Parrott family from North Carolina.
I wish I could've met Major. Winters, it would've been an honor. He was a great man from what I've read, and I'll probably hear much about him when I enlist into the Airborne. May his legendary stories continue through our Military. God bless, rest easy Sir.
A great hero passed away.
The last commanding officer of 101st/506.
Rest in peace dick.
What would we do without heroes with your mettle and leadership? A thank you does not seem like enough and there are not enough words in our vocabulary to express the gratitude I feel!!
Rest in peace Dick, you have earned it many times over.
The series, Band of Brothers, was a fantastic portrayal of the experiences of the men of Easy Company, 506th company, 101st Airborne Division. While there isn't much of the series that hasn't stuck with me, one of the most profound moments in the whole series was, for me, at the end of the first day of battle, when Major Winters said that he promised God that if he survived that day he would find a little place in the country and just settle there and enjoy PEACE. That scene struck me in particular because it seemed so unlike all the stories of the exploits of war commanders that I had read before. Going on and "killing Germans" was not his greatest concern. He simply wanted peace. To his family and closest "brothers", I pray that God in His infinite kindness has brought Major Winters to a place in heaven where the utmost beauty abounds and he can enjoy eternal peace praising Him who is the source of all peace.
To the Winters Family,
I am an EX Australian Soldier and as a child and teenager I was always interested in Military History. One of my interests was Bastogne and the 101st. Back then I never knew until Steven Ambrose wrote the book Band of Brothers did I think it might go to film. After reading the book, I was so anxious to watch the series. I watched it and and bought the series on DVD. I have watched it well over ten times and till this day I cannot believe what these guys went through and to have Lt/Capt/Major Richard Dick Winters leading them the best came out of all of the survivors and the KIA.
Richard from the time B of B's was aird in Australia I kept a close eye on you in Wikipedia. I was shocked to only learn you passed away on Jan 2 2011. I am devastated for your passing as you were a man who deserved a little bit more, but being a very modest and private man I believe you would have wanted to go out on a quiet note without fanfare. I agree with you Richard. I just hope at my passing I can sit with you and all the other members of the 101st and have a good coffee and chat.You will be surprised to know how many Australian's come to discover the real men of EASY Company anbd the 101st Airborne.I think of you and all the guys believe it or not every day/week and the book and your memiors and the TV series will keep EASY Company and you alive in our Hearts forever.....God Bless and look forward to meeting you up there with God...Kerry Pearson(Male)
i never knew you sir but i do want to that you for all that you and your men done if it was not for all your and your mens sacrifices's and loss i could possibly never met my wife Sarah and had my two wonderful boys ahmi and noah i am blessed with today i nor my family could never repay to you and your men thank you from the bottem of my heart you were a wonderful gift to the world i salute you sir. shalom
Major Winters, you earned your passage to heaven but you are missed here on Earth. I only wish I had a C.O. like you during the Korean War.
Albert DeTota, 43rd Infantry Div.
RIP major winters we need more people and leaders like you in this world
mike trent corp us army vietnam vet
You were a great officer in the Army, a ture leader, and most of all a great human being.
Robert J. Ryan, SGT. US Army Infantry, Vietnam Vet.
rip major dick winters thanks for what you did for us whit your bands of brothers have a save landing sir
r.i.p major winters and thanks for what you did with jour band of brothers for us have a save landing sire
One Helluva Man...Thank You for helping to "Save The World" from Tyranny. Millions owe their Freedom and Liberty to the sacrifices of men like you. RIP! Carry On!
RIP MAJOR RICHARD "DICK" WINTERS. YOU WAS A TRUE & HEROIC LEADER OF FIGHTING MEN OF EASY COMPANY. THANKYOU TO YOU & YOUR MEN ,GOD BLESS YOU & YOUR FAMILY.
RIP Major...from Argentina
All my respects to a real hero
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Thank God for people like Dick Winters and all the "Greatest Generation". Him and others made the101st Airborne Division"s "Screaming Eagles"' famous. I had the honor of serving with the 101st Airborne Division.
R.I.P. Major Richard Winters. Thank you for your service to this great country. Without people like you, I'm sure the war would not have been won. It takes courage and a strong man, and that's exactly what you were.
God bless you Major Winters, Thank you for your service to our great country.
Major Winters may you REST IN PEACE. It was the greatest generation that YOU took apart in to help settle the world down from arguably the worst conflict ever in human history, that still affects each and every person today. It was leaders like you that were so profound and prevailed in times when it looked like winning a made up word. Men like you are the reason why America and everything around us is so great. You went and fought in a terrible war that tore so many apart when you could have stayed back in the states and gone on with your life, but your sacrifice is very long lasting to benefit others. Sir you are not just another person who's time came and must go, but you are a true leader: A leader on the battlefield, A leader with people, A leader in life itself. Not many men can uphold themselves to the dignity and professionalism that you and your men of Easy Company had during your time in Europe, i hope many look back onto what your accomplishments were so we can model leaders after you and get America and the world back on top, without any of the problems and attrocaties of the current world. Major Richard Winters, you are a world class leader and as many famous people are told "they will never be forgotten." Sir, YOU WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN.
We watched Band of Brothers for the first time this week. We have wanted to know more about MJR Winters and were saddened to learn of his passing. Such an Honorable and Outstanding man will never be forgotten. Thank you Major Winters and all of the men who gave their all for love of Country, Freedom, and Family. Rest in Peace, Sir.
Our hearts are forever touched by your life.
To a great American and a true Hero, MAJ Richard Winters was a great Leader as evidenced by the statements of his men. The USA and its Allies owes a debt of gratitude to men of his caliber for their Leadership and Service in WWII.
GOD BROKE THE MOLD AFTER MJR WINTERS ,WERE CAN WE FIND LEADERS LIKE HIM FOR THE COUNTRY NOW, I QUESS WE CAN ONLY LOOK UPOND THE MILTARY TO FIND US SOME .THANKS MAJOR WINTERS .GOD BLESS .
TO MY HERO AND A GREAT AMERICAN I WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR HIM REST IN PEACE SINCERELY ROBERT A IORIO
Major Winters, you spoke well in describing military service and life afterward for the "Greatest Generation", like my father, a US Navy signalman on Omaha Beach on D-Day and my father-in-law, an Army first sergeant in Patton 3rd Armor at Bastogne. I only wish I had known more about their service before their respective deaths....CW3(Ret) US Army M.J. Clifford
To the family members of Richard Dick Winters. I live in Scotland and it is with great pleasure to mention that as well as being an avid reader of the exploits of the brave men and women who served their country with distinction in the terrible ww2 in europe and elsewhere ,richard winters has seen things that many of us have not thank the good lord .I was born in 1948 an after reading and seeing the miniseries Band of Brothers it tells me a lot about this highly motivated and compassion that Richard D Winters has for humanity ,and how it should and will not be forgotten for human beingsto remember the price paid for our freedoms that many take for granted today , i ask our heavenly father to give him this peace which he so richly deserves ,Amen .a peters ,lochgoilhead ,scotland .
I have just finished watching Band of Brothers for the first time with my 12 year old son. We attend veterans day ceremonies every year and I felt that this story was the best way to make him fully understand the cost a sacrifice that all WWII vets made for us and our families. I have seen it my self many time myself and I draws at my heart every time... To the Winter family I send you mine and family's deepest condolences ... Not only did he serve with heroes but he himself was the true depiction of what it means to be a hero.... Thank you sir and may you rest in peace in the company of your brothers....
I have always tried to be a leader in all different areas in life. Knowing and learning about great leaders like Major Richard Winters is what we need the most to learn how to lead from the front. Thank you for the great memories and teachings.
Today is a great day to pay tribute to a true American hero, Major Richard Winters. May you rest in peace, sir.
As a retired warrier, I am humbled by knowledge of this extraordinary man's decision making, standards, moral compass, compassion, fortitude and pursuit of excellence. This honored man can honestly claim the world was a better place for the time he gifted it.
of all the hero;s I have this is the best leader I have ever known. It may be some time before we have another quit like Dick
Thanks for the everlasting memories of a great man.
lee farrier,mtn. home Arkansas
Since I saw Band of Brothers and I knew the story of these brave man that changed myself. I respect him so much he and this fellows will remain in my heart as brave and respectable man who fought for their believes and to free the mankind. Im portuguese and I honeslty can say that this man inspired in all ways. Thank you Dick Winters for everything.
JUNE 6 2011 D-DAY plus 67 years THANK YOU SIR.you are a great american new york
I do not have eloquent words to express the gratitude I have for you and the other soldiers that gave so very much that others could be free and live in peace. So I will simple say "Thank you"
Though I am not an American, I always had a tremendous respect and admimiration for the men and women of "The Greatest Generation". After reading and seeing Band of Brothers", I was amazed at not only their accomplishments but their humilty in their service to their country. The world is much poorer when men like Major Winters are not in it. R.I.P
We undoubtedly owe the existence we enjoy today to men like you. The courage and leadership you displayed under such extreme circumstances is truly inspirational. It would have been a great privilege to know you. R.I.P.
A true American hero that should always be remembered for his heroic feats. A deserving soldier for the medal of honor. Rest in peace.
Maj. you, sir, are one of the men that focuses me on the "greatest generation". Humility is a Spiritual acknowledgement of the true meaning of like. Like you, I survived, when many of my Brothers did not. Rest in Peace Honored Soldier.
THANKS FOR THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE.
THANKS MAJOR WINTERS.
To the Winters Family cherish the memory of your loved one.
THANKS to you and alot of others we live in FREEDOME
Thank You For Putting Your Brave Heart Into Serving Our Country. It Is Such An Honor To Be An American And Live In America Because Of You And Our Fellow Brothers And Sisters Over Seas As Well Too! You Will Be Remembered Always And Never Forgotten Because Of Your Selflessness. Peace Be With You Now And Forever.
Dear Family & Friends
May God Give You Strength In Times That You Feel Weak, Hope When Life Seems Dim And Love In Times That You May Ever Feel Alone Or Lost And Comfort In Times When Your Heartaches May He Wrap You In His Warm Presence With A Spiritual Hug And Kiss.
Love, Your Sister In Christ
A great American Hero and great example to follow in everyday life. God Rest your soul.
MAJOR THANK YOU for all you and the others have done
Just read about the major's passing, He will rest now with his men. We will remember him.
I found Band of Brothers accidently by changing channels, and sat and watched and recorded every episode, I was completely moved by the episodes and the interviews of the real Band of Brothers between each episode, I have watched Band of Brothers many, many times and have read Major Winters book "Beyond Band of Brothers". Major Winters was truely a remarkable man and Soldier, I was so sadden by his death, I felt like I knew him, like a member of my family, and was so glad that I got to know him and other Easy Company members thur his interviews and his book. Major Winters thank you and all the men and women who served in World War II for your sacrifices.
My condolences to your family & friends sir.
I just wish I had more officers like yourself when I was in the service. You sir were one of the best. It would've been my honor to be able to be under your command. I was sadden to hear about your passing sir.
B co 2/504th PIR & 160th LRSD.
America has lost an unbelievable treasure. His sacrifice in WWII will never be forgotten! Rest in Peace!
The planet is missing one of its greatest assets!
I was so moved by his interview prior to a Band of Brothers miniseries on HBO.I wish i had the honor to have met him.What a huge loss to our nation.Rick Giancursio Rochester,N.Y.
Thank you for letting get a brief glimpse into your world...
He finally did the great jump. Rest in peace.
After reading Band of Brothers and watching the HBO miniseries, I feel a great personal loss. I never met Richard Winters, but have the same feelings for him as the men he lead. Scott W. Fisher-Rhinebeck, NY
An honourable man. Sadly missed, gladly celebrated
In 2009 I signed on for the Stephen Ambrose Band of Brothers Tour and followed in the footsteps of Major Winters from Taccoa Georgia to Hitlers Eagles Nest. It was the greatest experience of my life.We will continue the fight for the Majors Medal of Honor.With deepest sympathy to the Winters family and to the men with which he served.
I just watched the series. If even half of it were true, Major Winters and the soldiers he served with truly were great people in every respect. Stan Hecht, Washington, DC
I got very sad to know that Maj Winters passed away, he is a great man and the world is very sad with his lost. (Paulo - Brasilia - Brazil)
I am a South African. After watching and again watching Band of Brothers and visiting the Internet sites Major Winters and Easy Company became part of my life.
My heart goes out to the Winters family. God will comfort you in these difficult times.
May Major Winters rest in peace.
God Bless you Major Winters.
I am not an American but this man was a true hero in every sense, people to day idolise popstars, sportstars and filmstars, well people this guy got nothing in the way of money or stardom for all that he did and were it not for the bravery & self sacrifice of him and his men the world would be a different place today. One of historys true greats who should never be forgotten.
God Bless You Sir.
i never knew the major personally but i feel iknow him from his book and the story band of brothers i have the utmost respect for maj winters and would love for his family to know this
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Only just learned of Mr Winter's passing. What a truly remarkable life and a truly remarkable man. Although I never met Mr Winters his story is an inspiration to all Americans.
OF ALL THE HEROES, I'VE MET HEARD AND READ ABOUT IN MY 75 YEAR YEARS, HE IS NUMBER 1. MY FONDEST THOUGHTS TO HIS FAMILY, FRIENDS AND THE MEN HE LED. GOD BLESS YOU RICHARD WINTERS.
Dear major Winters. You were a bright and shining example for humanity. If all people were like you, we would never encounter a war or a battle. But you stood up for the task at hand, once it was necessary. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. drs. Pim Donkersloot, Brouwersgracht 184 c, 1013 HC Amsterdam (creator of the you Tube clips Dick Winters Crossroads 65 years later, and Dick Winters Schoonderlogt 65 years later
If only there were more people like Richard Winters in this world. The USA must be proud (and I am sure they are) to say "we have known him, he is an American" Rest in peace Mr Winters, you have done your bit, not only on the battlefield, but for many who have looked up at you and learned from you
I am filled with respect, gratitude and love for this amazing American hero. I feel so blessed to know him by his book and Band of Brothers movie. I feel such a loss in his death. Thank you, Winters family, for sharing him. Bless Mrs. Winters and your family. He and his men are all a gift for this nation.
Thank you Major R. Winters and all the men who served in the military and fought in WWII. I enjoy my freedoms today in the best country in the world because of men like you. May God keep your family strong in their hour of sorrow. God speed Major!
Dear Ethel, Tim, and Jill!
Sorry it took me so long to figure how to send our thoughts to you, we can't begin to tell you how much we'd like to be with you to share your pain.We also can't thank you enough for those lovely years we spent on the farm with you. We had so many good times together. You helped us in so many ways. We laugh at Dick saying to us "its all down hill now" and the unpacking of the U-haul trailer at Lebanon Catholic afterwards. Thank you so much for sharing with us so many things-the little bitty apples I picked when you knew how big they'd grow- Johnny's first haircut, hayrides for the nuns, so many kindnesses, fencing in the pond- so many laughs together. You are in our prayers. I originally wrote this as a note that was returned to me. Sorry I don't have your current phone , Our cell phone is 5i8-593-2877. Lots of love, Anne Marie and Tom Healey
Just a typical admirer. Kept hoping I'd run into him in the grocery store some day! Thank you.
Palmyra Middle School
I am crestfallen. I had not heard that he had passed away. I just heard of the Public Memorial Service, but have to work. God Bless Major WINTERS, and his family. Thank you to him and the rest of Easy Company.
I salute you, Major Winters, for your honor, courage, service, leadership and humility. I will be at your public memorial service on March 19 to pay my respects personally. I also have a gift, a small token of my appreciation, for your family.
John E. Nevola - Author of The Last Jump: A Novel of World War II
We salute you, Major Winters, for your service, leadership and humility.
I'll be at the public memorial service on March 19 to pay my respects in person. I also have a small gift and token of my admiration for your family. EYES RIGHT!
John E, Nevola - Author of The Last Jump - A Novel of World War II
Rest in Peace Major Winters. My father Sgt. Robert Gehrett had the honor of serving with you in Bastogne. He said you were one of the best. We owe your generation a great sense of gratitude for serving your country and defending our freedom. True heros! I had the privilege of traveling with my father to Normandy on June 6, 2010 - his first time to return since WWII. We were at several monuments and museums honoring the 101st Airborne. Being there was truly an honor. We were at Utah Beach, Omaha Beach, Brecourt Manor, Bastogne - an emotional journey for both of us. We will attend the memorial service here in Pennsylvania to pay our respects to this wonderful man. God Bless you and your family. Currahee!
May their be endless blue sky's and soft landings from now on. Rest in peace sir you will never be forgotten, lest we forget
When at 13 I picked to be part of the 101st not knowing I would
stand later among heros- Dick
winters land safely, I know God
is watching over you. Thank you.
Mr. Winters you were a true hero . You will never be forgotten.The Lord has many blessings for you and a Wonderous Crown .Rest in your Heavenly Home. Bless your family also. Rest in Peace. Linda Roberts, Zullinger,Pa.
God Bless Major Winters. thank God for Men like him... Rest Now !
Billy Benton Kings Mountain, NC
May you rest in peace after all you´ve done to turn this world into a better place.
The kind of men you were its going to be missed.
Condolences from Brazil.
Having recently read his memoirs (which i ironically finished in the new year not knowing at the time he had passed away) i am totally in awe of Richard Winters and his exploits. I've watched 'Band of Brothers' many times but the book makes him even more heroic. I recently visited Aldbourne in Wiltshire, England where he was billeted prior to the Normandy invasion where it is rumoured that there may be a plaque erected outside the local post office where he lived. In the churchyard there is also a bench with a plaque commemerating the spot where he met Mr Barnes (his adopted English Father!) who used to go to the churchyard to tend his RAF son's grave.
The man is a legend.
S Goodson, Portsmouth, England
You were a great man, as were all the men who fought and defended our country, in WW II. May God be gracious unto you, and know that your sacrifices will never be forgotten.
I truly cannot express the gratitude I have for all the men and women who served and still serve our Great Nation. Without them there would not be a us or a U.S. I just finished watching the Band of Brothers for the 4th or 5th time and again my eyes were full of tears once again for those that gave all and for those who remain. Major, Sir thank you for all that you did for us. Now Sir you are in a company of heroes. USN. Retired
Uma grande perda para todos que conhecem sua História, uma Lenda...
Quem sabe agora não esteja novamente comandando seus homens da Easy.
C U R R A H E E !!!!
Uma grande perda para todos que conhecem sua HistÃ³ria, uma Lenda...
Quem sabe agora nÃ£o esteja novamente comandando seus homens da Easy.
C U R R A H E E !!!!
I have always admired and loved your leadership ablities. I love how you led your men into victory and liberated all those people. You inspired me to do better with my life, and I thank you for that. Your memories will be carried on and will never be forgotten. Neither will you.
Sir, I wished that I could have served under your Command, in WWII. I served in Vietnam 1967-69, as a LRRP 25th Inf.Div. I retired in 1987 at Fort Bragg. You are a true Leader and an inspiration to us all. God Bless you Sir. Respectfully SFC Richard Reader, 82nd Airborne Div. Retired
Major Richard "Dick" Winters, just like "Shifty Powers" before him, is on another patrol. The men of Easy Company and all the rest of the greatest generation will never be forgotten by those who know the price of freedom. "Go Forward"
thankyou for sharing your personell stories they gave us all who wernt there a good idea how horrible war is . R.I.P may you seen many long lost friends on your way
You and your men liberated my grandfather in Landsberg and saved his life. Thank you. May you rest now.
I will keep you forever in my prayers.You are a true American hero I,too have seen war (Vietnam)as a member of the 3BN (Airborne) 506 Infantry, 101st ABN DIV. Also,I also suffer from Parkinson's Disease. Thank God for men like you! AIRBORNE, CURRAHEE
Mis condolencias a la familia del Mayor Winters. Es una pena que haya partida a su última misión pero estoy seguro que desde el cielo seguira velando por la humanidad. El mundo, realmente, necesita personas como el.
Un abrazo a todos.
My prayers are with this wonderful man and your family. Reading and researching so much into Maj. Winters life over the past 10 years makes me feel as though I know him, but I did not. I only wish I had the opportunity to meet this hero. Godspeed Winters family. Major Winters is with his Band of Brothers now.
RIP to a true hero and inspiration may you find peace and harmony along side your fallen friends.
Major Dick Winters,
You Were One Hell Of A Man A Total Hero.
Rest In Peace X
Dear Winters Family,
Wishing you all the best in this sad time. Major Winters was a great man. The books, the miniseries, as great as they are, they still can't do the real man or the men he served with justice. May peace be with him and all of you.
Rest in peace.
I'm from the Netherlands, and want to thank you and your company of heroes so much, You all have changed the world.
You will all never been forgotten.
God bless all the heroes.
Thank you so much again.
America has lost a true hero and inspiration. God Speed Major Winters and God Bless your family.
Rest in peace in your own heaven where wars never can take placeCarl
I'm sorry for your loss. He has been an inspiration to millions. I have read all his books. He is a hero to many. My nephew joined the service because of the Major's influence. Please know he meant alot to those who serve and served.
To you Major Winters and all those like you. We are free today because of the Brave who served our Country. No one will ever know the cost and sacrifices made by those in uniform except those who have served as they did.
Vietnam Vet (173RD AIRBORNE
I have watched The Band of Brothers many times and have read the book by Ambrose and Major Winter's own version. I can only say Thank You for his service to our country.
Here's to the heroes" and here's to you Major Winters...
I wanted to express my sympathy on the death of this amazing man. I honor him so much for all he and his men did for our freedom. I'm a nurse in Texarkana,Texas and took care of Bull Randleman the days before his death. I had not yet seen the Band of Brothers series so I didn't give him the honor in my heart I wished I had. Major Dick Winters is my hero. His humility,spirituality,convictions and leadership are such attributes I want to instill in my sons. May you rest in peace in the arms of God.
Rest in peace Major winters after living a hell and I think that at least you deserve!
from this day to the ending world
...we in it shall be remembered
...we band of brothers
20 years old
Rio de Janeiro Brazil
After having seen the series Band of Brothers I wrote a letter to Major Winters and sent photographs of the 60th anniversary parade of the Battle of the Bulge in 2004 and got a signed photograph in return. It is still in my library tucked away in the book of Biggest Brother a story of the life and times of major Winters. And gradually my two sons developed an interest in him too, visiting the foxholes at Bois de Jacques and all the museums in the Ardennes and Arnhem. My son Stijn, now 10 years always asks about Major Winters and how he is and what he has done in the war. He will be shocked to hear that his hero has died, and frankly so am I. Rest in peace
We never met, but I feel as though I know you. Your humility is a testament to your leadership. Thank you for what you have taught me, and the freedom you and your men gave all of us. May God's Grace be with you for eternity.
Growing up in the UK right after WWII gave me a chance to talk with men and women who served to keep us all free. When I saw the story of Maj. Winters and his "Band of Brothers', it rekindled the respect and admiration I have for all of the veterans I've met, and the ones I wish I had met, including Maj. Winters. He and Easy Company made me appreciate even more all our fallen heros. Rest in peace sweet man.
My father, a hero in his own right, was a soldier in France and Germany during 1944-46, so I have developed a deep interst in how this period of history affects us all today. Learning about Major Winters from "Band of Brothers', like so many others, I have been struck by his heroism and sacrifice. To those in his family, be proud of what a great man he was, through his entire life. I am grateful for his accomplishments. RIP.
An example of inspiration, courage and herosim to all of us. His deeds in life with live on long after his passing. A true inspriation to many even if they did not know him. Rest in Peace Major Winters
He is with his Brothers now. Rest in Peace. You will be remembered.
They Shall not grow old as we that are left grow old
age shall not weary them nor the years condemn them
at the going down of the sun and in the morning
we will remember them
LEST WE FORGET
Just a plain and humble "Thank You" for letting those of us who didn't know or serve with you into you and your Family's Life. You led all the way,right up to the point that God allowed you to touch His face...Rest in a truly earned Peace,Major.....
My father (John Coyle-Navy) who served his country and passed away on Jan 1, 2011 was very grateful for your sacrifice. He would have been deeply sadden to hear of your passing. If you see my father up there in heaven try not to cause to much trouble. The big man might just send you both right back down. I thank you for your service. May you rest in peace.
Thank God for Major Winters and his men. We will always value what he did for our country. A true loss. Deepest sympathy to his family.
I can only say thank you Major Winters for allowing me and my family and now my grandkids to be free.I want to thank all the men and women who have done this and the present men and women in the service
Watching the HBO miniseries starring Major Winters and his comrades evoked my interest to learn about my father's personal history during WW II. It quickly turned out that the situation was almost equal to the soldiers on both sides, during battle as well as after the war. Nobody talked about wartime experiences, except to personal buddies, and only the very old men began to speak, knowing that information not shared by them would be lost forever.
I am glad that I have been able retrace my father's steps throughout Europe with only a few minor exceptions - thanks to the incentive given by the 101st Airborne history.
(I should add the information that my father fought on the other side in a double sense: Oberfeldwebel of the German Air Force, facing the eastern front in Poland, Yugoslavia, Greece, and Russia...)
I was just about to write a letter of gratitude to Mr. Winters when he and his wife announced that all mail from unknown senders would be rejected or thrown away. I did respect that, and I want to express my gratitude to the bereaved family by writing this entry.
Have you ever witnessed a German "Grosser Zapfenstreich" ceremony? I am sure he would have appreciated it.
Major Winters was the epitome of a US Soldier and leader. The United States of America is a better place for having had him in our Army. From one Airborne Soldier and combat Veteran to another... God bless you and rest in peace, Sir.
Descanse em paz, Dick! CURRAHEE!!!!
makes me proud as a american to hear of great men as mr winters. a great role model,for all u.s.military members to follow. god bless his soul,and god bless the u.s.a. ret 1st sgt bradbury
Major Winters represents a true rennasance man; thoughtful of his men and always one step ahead mentally and tactically of both his enemies and his superiors, he was always on the lookout for the best interests of his men. He was a true leader in the in the truest sense of Sung Tsu and Henry VII, yet like Cincinatus did, once the war was over he beat his sword into a plowshare and went about the peace of tilling the land. He is a fine example of what IS RIGHT AND GOOD ABOUT THE US ARMED FORCES. (By the way he deserves the medal of honor), even if it will be too late for him to know and appreciate it it now, but Dick's humility would have caused him to accept it with grace or even to turn it down saying he didn't deserve it. He lived with grace and may he rest in peace.
There is an old paratrooper saying about what paratroopers say when they've died and are reporting to St. Peter at the pearly gates; it goes---
"ONE MORE PARATROOPER REPORTING TO HEAVEN SIR", "I'VE ALREADY DONE MY TIME IN HELL!' RIP Bill Runge (Fremont County, Wy.)
RIP brave Airborne Warrior.
Selfless commitment, courage and honour.
What more can your country ask of you.
"A soldier who defined leadership"
Condolences to his loved ones and respect to the man.
A man, a leader, a hero, good job Major, is time to you rest, in peace!
Rest in peace Major Winters. You are now with your friends, buddies, your Band of Brothers, and your friend, Nix. Thank you for all you did.
Thank you Major Winters for your service to our country and for your example of humbleness and grace.
Utrinque Paratus. Dave Tudor, Tyneside Branch, Parachute Regimental Association, England
Thank you Major and I thank all veterans and servicemen, especially my father who served 35 years. I grew up knowing about the sacrifices you and your men made decades ago, and just getting to know about the things my grandfather did when he served in the pacific theater, which I never had the chance to meet him. You men and women are the greatest generation and always will be in my mind and each one of you are all heroes. My deepest condolences to your family Major Winters. Our nation is indebted to your service and may you eternally rest peacefully. Thank you Easy, Currahee!!!
I am a very fortunate person to have received a reply letter back when i wrote to major winters. he was a genuine gentleman, and seemed to appreciate the things that i wrote to thank him. all of these wonderful people who sacrificed so much, and are so humble, are leaving our midst, and i hope everyone will join me in two missions: to still walk up and thank those that are surviving, and, to keep their story alive.
family of major winters, if you are reading this, i want you to know that although you do not know me, my life is touched forever by both major winters' story, and, his kindess in writing to me. i will do my best to keep his story alive. thank you, and, i send my sincerest thoughts of sympathy to you.
May u RIP Dick Winters!!!!!!!!!!! Ty u for my freedom
Ty u dick Winters for my freedom today I Luv u and all servicepeople TY TY May u RIP and God hold u and all of Easy Co. in the palm of his hand!
Maj Winters emobdied the very best qualities inherent in America's culture. He embodied leadership, courage, ingenuity, patience, and love of his country. Our debt to him and all the WWII veterans can never be repaid. I only hope we can yet live up to the standard they set. With sincere sympathy and deep respect, Janet & David Dryer
Well done Major Winters. Very well done.
May God Bless Maj. Richard Winters and his family. He honored America by allowing us to learn about his life during WWII.The world is a better place because of him, and he is testament that one person can make a difference.
i AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS, HE STILL WATCHES OVER THE NATION, AND HAS FOUND HIS PEACE.My DAD WAS IN WWII AND WE LOST HIM LAST YEAR....MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU.kATHY
I SHARE THE SORROW WITH THE WINTERS FAMILY AT THE PASSING OF RICHARD WINTERS GOD BLESS HIS SERVICE TIME FOR OUR GREAT COUNTRY AND GOD BLESS HIM. REST IN PEACE SIR. SGT RON MASIK USAF RETIRED.`
My sympathy to his family. He was a True American Hero. I konow he is with his fellow Easy Co. " Band of Brothers". May God Bless him and his family.
Our sympathy goes out to the family of Dick Winters for all he did to keep America safe and stop the German oppression. My brother John was a fellow marine in the Vietnam War. When shot a fellow soldier picked him up and carried him 100 yds safety. His son now is a pilot for the Air Force.
We are in your debt.
I remember the words u wrote to me in your letter and you ended it with the words hang tough...when i m having a rough time i read that letter coming from a man who didn't wanted to be called a hero ,but in my hart you were one Major Winters, and those words you wrote mean so much to me , more than you'd ever known, i m proud to have met you through this letter and words , thank you for defendig and giving us back our liberty and leaving us a testimony so accurate of what you and your brothers in arms lived true
i salute him and all like him...many thanks for your service dick.....im the son of a korean vet...america owes you a special thanks..r.i.p
It is almost impossible to imagine how many lives this man touched not through books or movies or interviews - of which there were many - but through his daily life, through his example. So much has been said of his talent for leadership and every bit of it is true. In my career, I've always strived to match his humble style of leadership and all I can attest is that I've got a helluva a long way to go. God Bless you Major Winters.
Mr. Winters, Thank you for everything you've done for our nations military and our country. Your leadership, dedication and sacrifice has been an inspiration all of our soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines! Thank You for your service to our greatful nation! God Bless You, Your Family, Our Armed Forces, Our Nation, and Gods Speed Sir!!
My condolences to Mr. Winter's family and fellow soldiers from WWII. From what I've read he was a truly wonderful man and he'll be missed.
Bill Doran F&M '68
My late stepfather, Joseph D. Liebgott, proudly served under you. I'm pretty sure he was standing at attention saluting as you entered the gates.
Thanks Major Winters for giving us our freedom back
Tom Vogelenzang, Holland
A true American hero and an example of excellence for us all - Kristina Kraushar (Sacramento, CA).
i am a close friend to his family. it was of great sadness to see him go.
A true leader in a time that many needed one. Helping to lead men that sacrificed so much for a true and just cause. His view of leadership is something that I truely believe is one that I think many who are given the opportunity to lead should follow. It would have been nice to be in his presence to hear some of his inspirational stories and words of wisdom from a generation that many of us who were born from the the 70's - to the present have become disconnected with. "God Bless". Mark Tyler, Long Beach, California (Currently South Korea).
To a great American of the twentieth Century, who served his country to the fullist..No more could be asked
Realizing only now....I went to high school with Jill (Winters) Peckelun, daughter of Major Dick Winters, and his sonTim, who was three years older than Jill and I. My sympathies to you both on the loss of your father. A man in whom you must be very humbled and proud. Take Care, Deb ( Ollar) Carpenter, N.L. Class of '72
Thank you, Major Winters. Though not yet born, happily I was raised to be able to recognize how much you and your men made a difference in this world. Rest in Peace.
Once an Eagle , always a Hero. Never forgotten.
God Bless. Heaven could use a Great CO. "Airbourne!!! May the Blessing of our Loard be with your family. A true hero!
Maj. Winters will never be forgotten. He is and always will be a true hero and will always serve as an inspiration for me and countless other military personnel.
Thank you Major, for all that you did for this country. You said that you were not a hero, but that you served in a company of hero's. If that is true then you were indeed a hero because not only were you part of that company, you were it's leader. Rest in Peace sir you have earned it.
RIP M. Winters you were a really great man.
A belgian soldier
we need more men like dick winters
as an army brat of 53 years, i have looked up to my father as one of those GI's.
i have read many books on the subject of WWII. 2 of my most fondest memories was
watching The Longest Day and The Battle of the Bulge with my dad. As a young kid many a question was answered by my dad. Later in life i read a number of books written by the men who served w/ Major Winters. All good stuff. I graduated from college at Elizabethtown in 1980, after which i moved to downtown Lancaster. Myself and a few alumni have been meeting in the area now for some years since. Hersey is a nice place to retire.
Thank you for your service and God Speed Major R. Winters
I am an Englishman who has read countless war stories, watched lots of war movies and visited the Norman battlefields many times over the years. I have seen Utah Beach, Ste Marie du Mont, Omaha Beach and the American Cemetery at St Laurent sur Mer. I keep coming back to the stories of the US Airborne Landings around Utah bridgehead and the British Airborne Landings at Pegasus Bridge. Easy Company performed a stunning attack on D Day at Brecourt Manor and the leadership of (then) Lt Winters was inspiring, not only for the calm way in which he carried out his plans but also the courage and strength under fire of all those who served with him. I would like to pass on my sincere condolences to his family and say to them how grateful I am to Maj Winters and all of Easy Company for their courage.
PATRICK MCKIMM, HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGESHIRE, ENGLAND
Rest in Peace Major. Richard Winters, thank you
All VETERANS,INCLUDING ALL
AIRBORNE UNITS,FROM BEGINING TO PRESENT,
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE,COURAGE,
INTELLIGENCE AND TOUGH DISCIPLINE.WE VETERANS,AT (MID ALTANTIC CHAPTER),OF THE
11TH AIRBORNE DIVISON,SALUTE YOU.AIRBORNE ALL THE WAY!!!FROM ALL MEMBERS OF THE
CHAPTER AND MY SELF.
We owe you our future Major Winters and for that I thankyou. Rest in Peace
My Papa was with the 4th ID that landed at Orange Beach, I believe, during that same campaign. He died young in 1989, I miss him to this day. Thank you, sir, for your service and your example. May you rest in peace.
dick was one of the greatest americans i would have liked to meet him he was a hero vince & kim
You and your men were an inspiration to me. Thank you and to all your comrades for your sacrifice during the war. I know Ireland was neautral during but its men like you that helped stop an evil engulfing us all. May you rest in peace.
Thank you for your service I wish I would have had a chance to meet you. My grandfather who recently passed 93 years old served in Normanday in the invasion. I will never be able to express the respect and admiration I have for all who serve/served. America is a great country because of men such as yourself. You will be missed I hope people look at your life and all aspire to achieve such greatness. My condolences go out to your family.
Dick Winters was a remarkable man from a remarkable generation. He and men like him are my heroes. On a business trip to France, I went off the beaten path to find Brecourt Manor, where Winters and his men knocked out 4 artillery units zeroed in on Utah Beach. On the corner of the farm field there is a small memorial. At the bottom there is a request from Winters and his men to respect the fact that the farm is private property. He exemplified class in addition to courage, intelligence and discipline.
Mr. Winters' life story has been a tremendous inspiration to me, as well as shedding light on things my grandfather (omaha beach) never wanted to talk about. An even greater inspiration is the lives these men led after the war. With infinite gratitude I thank Mr. Winters and all of his fellow soldiers.
Rest in peace Major winters. You are a true American Hero. I am humbled to be in the same brotherhood of veterans with you.
Yesterday (16-Jan-2011) we went to the memorial for the fallen soldiers of the 101st Airborne liberating Eindhoven, in order to commemorate one of their leaders Richard (Dick) Winters of 506th . A sober but impressive memorial for a men who gave us back our freedom. We salute you and your fellow men and thank you for everything you did in those days. Rest In Peace
my condolences to the famaly and major you will be in our hearts forever thank you what you did for our freedom and me you find yor band of brohers again and may the eagle always scream for you curahee
My condolences to his family. Major Winters as, is and will be an example of a very good soldier and better human being.
You have been and still are an inspiration to my family and myself. Thank you for all that you did for our country.
Thanks for all you did for us you will never be forgoten Major Winters! My condolences to your family and frinds God bless and rest in peace Major Winters.
My condolences to the family and friends. I admired his strength and calmness. My own father(from NY) served in europe, not far behind the 101st company which inspired me to always learn more. I wish I had the chance to meet such a great man. He is an inspiration many..My children learned so much from his experiences. Like me father,who spoke of his time in Europe.. I am glad major Winters wrote his reports so well as to remember how they served.
It is with great sadness I read that Dick winters has passed away. My deepest condolences to the Winters family. The first time I heard about Easy company was when my grandfather told me he had been rescued by the easy company during The operation market garden. He was one of those who were rescued by the easy in Arnhem after he and the British troops jumped out. (Red devils) Band of brothers have made a description about the rescue in the mini-series. I will never forget what my grandfather told me just before he died. And it has been a high desire and get to meet someone from easy until they all go away. I realize that things start to rush a bit now. But im going to France and netherland this summer, and I hope that when I finally get to meet someone from easy. Rest in peace Dick winters, Hope your soul finally got peace.
Stian D Tromsø. Norway
My thoughts and prayers go out to the family of Major Winters. Major Winters is a great example that every one can look up to. I am so thankful for his sacrifice and courage in serving his country. I hope that I can be half the man he is. He lived a long and happy life and is now in a better place. May God bless and comfort you.
My most sincere condolences to the Winters family for your loss. Maj Winters is a huge hero to me and to thousands more, but for you I realize he was so much more than just a Soldier. Thank you for allowing us to grieve with you. I am so proud that a fellow Pennsylvanian gave so much of himself so that we may have so much for ourselves today.
Why has Major Winters' death touched so many? Thanks to a book and movie, we have come to know what he did in WWII. The qualities which he showed as the leader of Easy Company, including wisdom, bravery, tenacity and humility, are those to which we all aspire. And he and others from the Greatest Generation, many of whose stories we will never know, saved us from an evil empire. Major Winters, as you pass into the ages we salute you.
The world lost another great,great,man.It would have been A dream come true for me to have met Major Winters or any of men that saved the world for us.we owe you men our lives.I like to imagine Dick shaking the hand of his good friend Lou once more.I am only 33 years old,but try to live my life with as much peace as possible.All WW2 veterans of the United States of America gave everything for us and I love you all.TONIGHT, I DRINK FOR YOU MAJOR WINTERS....AND YOU ARE A HERO, WEATHER YOU LIKE IT OR NOT.
Winters Family: I learned of Mr. Winters thru reading the book. I was born 4/13/44 and thank him and all other Vets for serving to defeat the known enemy at close range. They got the job done. He did it well. Peace on Earth. Micki Stovall
A reverent 'thank you' to a member of my Dad's generation, who saw his duty, overcame adversity, and laid his life on the line in the name of Freedom. Your sacrifice, and the sacrifice of the millions who took up arms to 'Save the World' will never be forgotten. Freedom is not Free. Rest in peace.
Anyone who could inspire the love of his fellow soldiers and the respect of millions in the way that Richard Winters did is a great loss to a world that still struggles to free itself from the madness of war. His fight was for a freedom that people abuse at their peril, rest in peace and may your family be assured that your life has been an example to the free world.
We stand eternally indebted by the sacrifices made by men such as Dick Winters. Thank you for your courage and example to this generation. God bless you.
“Let us now praise distinguished men
Our forefathers before us
They are a great glory to the Lord who created them
They show His majesty from old
Men who exercised authority in their reigns
And were renowned for their might
They gave their counsel with understanding
Leaders of the people in deliberation and understanding
Men of learning for the people
Wise in their words of instruction
Rich men, endowed with strength
Who lived in peace upon their lands
All these were honoured in their generation
And were a glory in their day.”
(from the Apocrypha)
God Bless you and keep you, Maj. Winters.
May you, your departed brothers in arms from the 101st Airborne E. Company, all the Band of Brothers and all Allied soldiers, know the grace and peace you all so richly deserve.
My deepest condolences to the Winters familiy. Though I never had the distinguished honor of meeting Mr. Winters and knowing him personally, I still feel a personal loss. Seeing what he and his men did, what he went through, what he stood for, affected me deeply and personally. America has suffered an incredible loss. We lost a true hero, who served in a company of heroes. You, your service, and your sacrifice will never be forgotten. God Bless You.
" May God be your Comfort " It is because of people like Major Dick Winters, that America is free today. He truely showed us what it is like to be unselfish, and to give all. Thank You for serving and Thank You for Sharing with us your life story. I realize, that you sacrificed your freedom not only in WW2, but, again when your wartime exploits became public. I salute you.
R. Roman ( USMC )
Rest in Peace now Major Winters.
Thank you for everything you have done.
You have been a great inspiration for many people all over the world. I will never forget you. I promise to keep your memory alive.
I was lucky enough to serve 3 yrs. in the 506th battle group. I would have felt honored and fortunate to have you as my leader. You are a man among men. May all your landings be soft. Go CURRAHEE.
My father & I enjoyed the band of brothers story before he died . I also found out he was with Patton that marched into Bastone to relive the men there.He told me that was the war he fought in over there. May Richard rest in peace now memeory erternal.
I was greatly distressed to learn of Dick Winter's passing. He was, I believe, the embodiment of leadership and courage. Thank you , sir, for your sacrifices that we would remain free from oppression. May you rest in peace.
May God comfort you in this time of sorrow. The world is a better and happier place for Major Winters having lived in it.Having served as an infantryman with the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, we feel the brotherhood that exists in the Division encompasses all wars in which the Division has fought. Maj. Winters was a superb patriot and all 101st infantrymen feel we lost a brother and hero. May he rest in peace.
I am named after my uncle who was in the 101, 502. He never made it out of Normandy. On behalf of my family Thank You and God Bless to you all.
I was born in 1947. My father served in the Army air-corp in WW2. For you and all your BROTHERS, my profound thanks for leaving me and millions of baby boomers a better world to grow up and live in. Truly the greatest generation. God Bless You All
Mis condolencias por su perdida. Para mi y para mucha gente de todas partes del mundo a sido un ejemplo a seguir, se podrÃa decir que su perdida nos ha afectado a todos. No le olvidaremos nunca.
Where do we find such people?
WHAT CAN YOU REALLY SAY TO A GROUP OF BROTHERS.BUT THANK YOU ALL FOR KEEPING US SAFE.MR.WINTERS YOU FULLFIELD THIS WORLD WITH SO MUCH HISTORY.YOU ARE IN VERY GOOD HANDS.GOD BLESS YOU ALL
Thank you. D W Spear (USMC 53-56)
Never ever will you be forgotten. Your life actions are recorded for the generations of young soldiers to see and learn from. You have earned your rest. Take it, we will handle it from here. Thanks for all.
D. Luckett USMC
You will alwyas live in our hearts. Deepest sympathy to your family. Thank you for all you did!! You are a very special person!!! Robin Flinn, Pomeroy Pa.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Major Winters you are the soul of the fabric, that weaves the tapisty of freedom inAmerica.
Thank you for all you did for free people everywhere.
An American hero. Rest in well-earned peace, Major Winters.
Rest in peace, Major. You have been an inspiration to all who have learned your story. As we say in Norway: vi lyser fred over ditt minne. God Bless You.
God bless this hero, may we some day see another like him, but I really don't think we will.
Simply watching the story on Band Of Brothers was an inspiration, and I have rewatched it several times. I'm sure that Major Winters would be the first to admit, that there were multiple other americans with similar wonderful stories who never had them immortalized in books and movies. I'm proud to say I'm one of the "later generation" Band of Brothers. God bless him and all the others from the "Greatest Generation" who gave up their tomorrows so we could enjoy our freedom today.
Sam Crow, COL, MC, USAR (Ret)
God Bless You and your family. You are a true American hero.
My Father was in the Battle of the Bulge,he was a combat medic serving with the 3rd Army.He told me that no one in the 101st ever said they needed to be rescued by Pattons tanks,they were "Hanging tough"And thats because of you Major Winters.You will never know how many lives you saved by your courage and leadership.A Navy salute to you,rest well!!!
What an amazing man! A true soldier, a great American. Thank you.
Rest in Peace Dick Winters. You deserve it! I shall try to follow ur words of leadership while I am currently deployed in Iraq. Hoo-Ah!
We salute your veteran. Our condolences for your loss and gratitude for your loved one's service to our country.
I still can't believe it, never met him but read a lot about him. I am from the Netherlands and live nearby Nijmegen. A great man died. May he rest in Peace!
I did not know Mr.Winters,but like so many I felt I did. I have often said that it would have been a pleasure to sit and have a conversation with him. Just from reading his books and interviews with him,you got a sense of what a good and honorable man he was. Today we see so few men that are like him and his fellow soldiers. Men were made of something special back then. The world has lost a great man and leader. With my most heartfelt sympathy,I send my condolances to the Winters family. God Bless you all.
Thank you Mr.Winters for giving my generation the freedom we have now.
You never thought of yourself as a hero, but you were mine. Your men have a seat saved for you at the head of the table. God bless you and your family. JJ in Texas
thank you,thank you, you will always be remembered!!
THANK YOU FOR LETTING AMERICA AND THE WORLD NO YOU WELL. YOU WERE WHAT THE TITLE AMERICAN MEANS GOD BLESS YOU
Courage seen in Dick Winters is a rare item to see. His humility and caring carried him along way. Thank you, Major Winters, for setting the standard in your service to your country and to the men who served with you in the United States Army.
Thank you major winters for all that you have done for our country you are an inspiration for me and my family may you rest in peace
We as a nation have a lost a great leader. A man who led yes in time of war, but also in time of peace. He sought neither fame nor fortune for himself, but a respect for all who sacrificed so much. God bless you - Major. God bless your family and comfort them in this time of loss. May each of us go forth a better human from the example of this life well lived. I will teach my children of your exploits and humanity. Semper Fidelis
One of the greatest men I ever had the pleasure of meeting. I'm sure he is now in his quiet corner of the world.
Thank you so much for all that yo did for this country. If not for men like you we could not have the freedoms we have today and in the future. My American Legion Post and Auxiliary both are saddened for your families loss. Bob Pepper Commander American Legion Post #45, Camden,Arkansas.
Your life and legacy are an inspiration to many. Your leadership, courage and honor are enduring. You are now in the most peaceful of places. Currahee !
To the Family and Friends of Mr. Richard Winters,
I am sorry for your great loss, May you find comfort in our Heavenly Father who is the God of comfort for all those who are mourning because "He is healing the brokenhearted ones and is binding up their painful spots." Psalm 147:3
You will be remembered for the service you have done for this country and you will live on in the legacy you have left behind.
Our Biggest Brother has been laid to rest. May you find the peace that you deserve, and the rest that you earned. We will always remember what you taught us and will never forget how important Peace is or how costly it may come.
It is with deep sadness to hear of the passing of another great American hero. Major Richard "Dick" Winters was a shining example of an officer and a gentleman. A leader of men, that I would be honored to follow anytime, anywhere. I am humbled by your incredible bravery in the face of such evil. And the sacrifices you rendered for so many that truly would not understand unless they have been in harms way. Rest in peace fellow warrior and know your people sleep peaceably in their beds tonight only because rough men like yourself stood ready to do violence on their behalf. Go with God for he has a special place prepared for good men as yourself.
"De Oppresso Liber"
Boyd Maloney - Shelby, NC
Thank you Sir for helping to save the world from darkness and evil.Please say hi to my Uncle for me who was KIA on 9/17/44.RIP
It is with deep sadness to hear of the passing of another great American hero. Major Richard "Dick" Winters was a shining example of an officer and a gentleman. A leader of men, that I would be honored to follow anytime, anywhere. I am humbled by your incredible bravery in the face of such evil. And the sacrifices you rendered for so many that truly would not understand unless they have been in harms way. Rest in peace fellow warrior and know your people sleep peaceably in their beds tonight only because rough men like yourself stood ready to do violence on their behalf. Go with God for he has a special place prepared for good men as yourself.
"De Oppresso Liber"
Boyd Maloney - Shelby, NC
Major Winters, a very special eagle now soaring with the angels, won gratitude for his outstanding service to our country and admiration for a life honorably lived. We salute you sir. Bob & Connie Andrews (Browns Mills, NJ)
My prayers go out to the family of Dick Winters. It's not easy to lose a person of such great courage and great humility. He's an example for us all. God Bless. Suzanne in NJ
You are an inspiration to all Americans and we will always remember what you did to fight for us to be free.
Thank you for your service to our country. Because of men like you we can now live today in an English speaking country. Your heroic actions will forever be remembered by your comrades and those that follow. You are a reason that we continue today to keep our country striving forward. You have inspired me to learn more about our nation's proud military history. Christian Ryter, age 14 (Mustang,OK)
I AM SURE HE HAS FOUND THE PEACE ALL SERVICEMEN LOOK TO IN THE END. MAY YOU HIS FAMILY AND FRIENDS BE RECANCILED THAT YOU SHALL SEE HIM AGAIN IN HEAVEN.
The Lord will smile, As he greets one of his best home. Thank-You Dick for all you done for our Country.
May God Bless a True American Hero! May his soul rest in Peace, Amen.
Dick, I enjoyed our chats at the store. You have been such an inspiration to so many people. Thank you for being such a wonderful HERO. God Bless the family.
Kathi and Ron, Lebanon
The world truely is a better place because of men like you. RIP.
An inspiration and an example of what all men should should strive to be. Thank you Richard Winters for everything and God bless you.
Coming from a long line of brave men who have fought for our country, I respectfully stand at attention for your gallantry, heroicism and courage while saving our world from oppression. May you find your past friends in battle once more and be at peace, for you Mr Winter will forever be an American Hero
Thank you for the liberation of my country, the Netherlands. My father survived the war, while two of his schoolfriends (18 years old) were executed by the germans; he read the books of band of brothers. Last year we celebrated the liberation of Holland, my father 84 years old and a veteran, myself 48 and my son 8 years old from China. We have the deepest respect for those men who risked and gave their lives for the freedom we still live in, in Holland. A salute from my son to a soldier who never dies, but just fade away.
Words can't express my admiration for all you did for all of us. You said you only served with some hero's and that is true but...you are a true hero in every aspect. Thank You and May God Bless Your Sole.
My gratitude to you - you are now with all your hero buddies that helped our country win that horrible war. My father served in France and came home to us. God will keep you in a favored place. Mary McCreary Lexington, Ky.
I only knew Maj. Winters through the television series and the books. However, I felt I came to know him for the strength of his character and bravery by way of those media. By the time I tried to send an email to him he was already stricken with Parkinson's. As a matter of fact, I felt I came to feel I knew all those men of Easy Company. This country has lost another American hero to whom we owe an infinite debt of gratitude. May he rest in peace and remain in our hearts and minds.
A true American hero! RIP
" You salute the uniform not the man" from the movie. "Sir, our country salutes you,Pennsylvania salutes you, my family salutes you and most of all, I salute you." ( from George M Cohan)
As a former member of the military and a avid history buff of WWII, I was saddened to read of Capt. Winters death. I have read and watched Band of Brothers and numerous other books related to the men of Easy Co. as well as others, and all I needed to know about Capt. Winters was that his men loved him, because that says more about him than any of us ever could. He truly was a great American hero, as well as those who have gone before him and will follow from that great confict known as WWII. I hope he found that peace he so longed for following D-day.
I never had the honor of meeting Major Winters but feel like I've lost a treasured friend. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God." Thank you, sir, and may you rest in peace.
The education I had regarding WWII was very basic. Dates, places, numbers. Several of my great uncles, my granddad and father in law all served in this war, but never spoke much about it. Because of Band of Brothers, Winters and the great men of Easy company, I have since read anything I can on these GREAT AMERICANS! I am now educating my grandchildren on all the Veterans of these United States, so that WE NEVER FORGET!! GODSPEED dear man! Your service and that of all our veterans, will forever be in my prayers, on my lips, and in the hearts of my fanmily. God bless his family, now and always.
You were the finest of men...Rest in peace Mr Winters... With admiration and respect....
The praise heaped upon you by the men who followed you show that you were indeed every bit the hero portrayed in Band of Brothers. We've lost one of our finest examples of greatness.
No mission too dificult, no sacrifice too great; DUTY FIRST!
RIP and well done, Sir ...
Ken, Captain Infantry, US Army 63-74
My dear uncle was Donald King - served under the truly amazing Dick Winters in the 101st Airborne Easy Company. Don passed away a few years ago. He had a lifetime bond with these fine gentlemen. Mr. Dick Winters, you'll rest in peace forever in God's precious hands.
This Guy Is A Great American & Person
Thank You For Your Service
I first saw the film "Band of Brothers" and have read Mr Ambrose's book and Maj Winters book. I can only say that a leader like Maj Winters only comes along every few 100 years. God Bless his family and thank you for his great service to our country.
God bless you sir.Thank You for your service to our country.You will not be forgotten.
I am a history buff and watched this series which showed the great sacrifices of my fathers generations. A man like this shows the things that make this country great
I am a history buff and watched this series which showed the great sacrifices of my fathers generations. A man like this shows the things that make this country great. They will forever be remembered as will he.
God Bless him
My husband and I just finished watching "The Band of Brothers" once again. We were saddened when we heard about the passing of Major Winters. He had become like an old friend to us. It was somehow comforting to know that he was still alive when we watched the series in the past. We both appreciate what he and all those who have served honorably in the United States Armed Services have done to keep our nation as well as other nations free.
It's very sad when you realize that the World War 2 veterans will no longer be with us in the near future. We are grateful to people like the late Stephen Ambrose and Tom Hanks for making sure that their stories are told before it's too late. Dick Winters, Joe Toye, Ronald Spiers, Carwood Lipton, and Shifty Powers are just some of the men that we grew to honor and respect due to watching the series. Now they're no longer with us. May we cherish the memories of all of those who gave their blood, sweat, and tears in service to our great nation. God bless them all!
One of the greatest of The Greatest Generation. May You and all like You be remembered Always!
We live near Hershey PA and hoped to see you around town, we were told you took walks, we never saw you, but we feel that we know you. Rest in Peace Sir.
Ron Rowell, 101st. Airborne and wife, Paula
You are a true inspiration Sir, I am an Irish soldier and would follow you anywhere..
In a world filled with plastic "heroes" it is always a great loss to lose a real one. You, and those like you, are the real deal, Major Winters. Your passing has affected many people around the world on many levels. I served as a paratrooper in the 101st in Vietnam. As a former Screaming Eagle, I have lost a Brother. As an American, I have lost a true hero and role model. As a human being I have been richer for your presence, and have become poorer for your passing. Your personal sacrifices made on behalf of others and your "lead by example" philosophy will continue to inspire others for generations.
Rendezvous With Destiny, Major!
My sincerest condolences to the Winters Family for their loss.
SERVING IN OCCUPIED GERMANY AFTER WW11,I SAW WHAT IT TOOK TO WIN THAT TERRIBLE WAR AND AFTER READING MAJOR WINTERS'BOOK,I REALIZE WHAT TYPE OF MAN IT TOOK TO OVERCOME OBSTACLES AND MOVE ON. THANK YOU MAJOR WINTERS'AND THE REST OF "THE GREATEST GENERATION" FOR YOUR SERVICE TO OUR COUNTRY
One of the greatest from the greatest generation. May You and all like You be remembered Always!
Thank you to a great American hero.
I had the pleasure of viewing the TV series "Band of Brothers" recently and was amazed at the dedication and courage of the men of Easy Company. This, no doubt, was because of the caring and leadership displayed by MAJ Richard Winters.
Thank you very much for your service. I'm sure that you'll never be forgotten.
To The Family of Richard Winters, Bless you for sharing this man with us. What a brave hero! I'm so sorry I never had the pleasure of meeting Major Winters but I've read and watched everything about him and feel like I know part of him. He is now with his fellow soldiers of Easy Company.
You have been an inspiration to so many of us who served our country. We will deeply miss you. We can't thank you enough for your superlative bravery & leadership.
Our sympathies to your family and your surviving buddies whom you have left behind. You will always be in their hearts, and in our memories.
R.I.P sir. Thank you for everything you did and being such an inspiration. You will never be forgotten.
Your story has given voice to all those that served in WWII. Band of Brothers is memorial as vivid and as lasting as the WWII memorial in D.C. Thank you for your service and for the legacy you have left us all. My deepest sympathies to your family. May God bless you and them.
Stephen Ambrose couldn't have chosen a better man to put a face on a generation of men and women who gave everything they had to ensure our democratic way of life. God bless Richard Winters and all of the citizen soldiers who are, today, quietly fading into history and our cherished memories.
God Bless You and Thank you for your service!!
Thank you Major Winters for what you and your men did for the freedom from tyranny, you will always be in my and my familys memory, Currahee.
Paul McDonald, Dublin, Ireland
It's because of you that both of my sons have taken a great interest in American History and that interest today is stronger than ever. Both have the utmost respect for all veterans past and present. In 2009, we went on vacation, my sons chose our destination....we went to Europe. My sons wanted to visit the town of Foy, Belgium, a place which you and your men of E Company fought. It was truly a humbling experience to walk the ground where you and your men fought bravely and we thank you for your service sir, a true American hero! May God bless you. Bill Ryter (Oklahoma City, OK)
You Sir are a true hero and an inspiration to mankind. We will we never forget the sacrifices you and your men made.I am so glad that the world learned of your courage and great leadership. Thank you. RIP.
I am sadden by the loss of one of the greatest men in the history of our country. My son bought my the "Band of Brothers" movie DVD set for Christmas one year and I had watched it 20 plus times, plus researched each person. These men were dedicated to our country and Mr. Winters was quite a gentleman as well as reserve. He was also tough, fearless and the most honored leader. He knew how to get the job done. Mr. Winters had a heart of gold. May he rest in peace but never be forgotten in our history. Condolences to to family and friends. May God be with you during this difficult time and follow you after. May Mr. Winters watch over his family from above and keep them safe. Keep his memory alive in your hearts, for I know that you have nothing but good ones. I hope and pray that your privacy is respected. You're in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless you all.
God Bless your soul for serving. God has Plans for you in his Army when he comes back. Gods Speed....A true Hero
A true patriot and hero who lived life with the utmost of honor. Currahee! You will be sorely missed Sir.
thanks Dick take charge up there
"Teach your children well"......................Teach them about this hero and his men. Long live American freedom due to men like Major Winters.
May God bless and be with all men that give all for thier country. They are the real heros. I thank God for Men like Winters. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
Thank you sir for your service, it is because of men like you that I am able to live the life I do today.
God bless your family and fellow soldiers.
Robin Casper MM1 (SS) USN Retired
Because of people like you Major Winters my children have been able to grow up in a democratic and free world.
The world has lost a true gentleman and a true hero.
God bless you Major Winters.
Rest in peace.
Major Winters, I watched your movie Band of Brothers many times and I feel that thru your leadership you probably saved the lives of hundreds of men.But we will never know.Bless your family.
So Sorry to hear of your loss! Mr. Winters was a great man. He was a pleasure to work with in business as well as a good friend. Our prayers go up for your family for the days ahead. God be with you all!
I am a bit younger than you were Mr. Winters, but like yourself an Airborne Trooper first with the 501st 101, then in Vietnam with the 173rd Abn. Bgd. I never achieved the rank of NCO,but thoughjt I did my job after two tours. I would have been proud to serve under you sir. A real officer and a gentleman was sometimes hard to fine. According to your memoirs you were A number one. May you be with God this day.
After watching "Band of Brothers" I almost felt like I knew the man. A sad day for our country.
you are a hero Sir!! GOD Bless !!
A man all American's can and should be proud to call one of their own Godspeed Maj.Winters
May you rest in peace, you humble soul. For those who knew you; you were a good man, a good leader, a good friend. For those of us who did not have the honor of knowing you; we wish we had.Thank you for your service,and your story. You may have not thought you were a hero; but you were. May your family have peace and privacy at this time, for it is well deserved. As a daughter of a WWII veteran and niece of 5 uncles, who also served, I can assure, as long as we are alive you and your generation will never be forgotten. - Marie and Craig Chittester and family(Mechanicsburg, PA)
Thank you sir for your service, courage, outstanding dedication, and your sincere exemplification of American patriotism and service throughout your life. Major Winters was an outstanding and momentous figure in my life and although I did not receive the honor of meeting him, he was always someone who inspired me from afar. He will be missed. God bless the Winters family during your time of loss. Curahee and hooah Major Winters! I thank you.
I have interviewed two men from the 101st, 506th they were great men as I am sure that Mr. Winters was. Thank God for all of the men from WW II that gave so much so that we could all enjoy the freedom's that we have today.
What a legacy you leave for your grandson! Thank you for your service.
Thank you Major Winters. Have fun with the guy's!!
THANK YOU FOR SERVING YOUR COUNTRY IN THE MILITARY WERE GREATFUL FOR YOUR TIME SERVED WELL REST IN PEACE SOLDIER
God Bless this Great American Hero and comfort his family. He will never be forgotten by many Americans.
To the family of Major Winters and the Band of Brothers, Thank you for for allowing us to honor these great ,yet humble Americans. Joseph Pronic (Butler, Pa)
They don't make 'em like that anymore. Thank you and all of the brave people who saved the world all those years ago. Rest in peace.
Thank you to a great American!!
Major Winters, Sir! Duty, Honor, Country....A life so personified by virtue causes a deep sense of loss to the fabric of our country. To you, Major; "Well Done." Harry C. Frederick Jr. (New Orleans, LA)
I watched Band of Brothers when it first came on HBO, and I tried to get my Dad to watch it since he was in Bastogne also. He tried, but he couldn't watch it because of the bad memories. We are losing all the heroes of WWII, and soon some people will forget the sacrifices made by these brave soldiers for our freedom. Always remember; all gave some, but some gave all.
The country has lost a true american hero. A man who exemplified "The Greatest Generation". Never forget the veterans who sacrificed so much for their love for their country. God bless Major Dick Winters.
Thank you Major Winter for your courage,dedication and sacrifice. An outstanding example of the "Greatest Generation"
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Major Winters of Easy Co.
SLEEP with ANGELS major winter god bless you
My sincere condenlences to the Winter's Family for your loss! Major Winters, may God place you in palm of His hands. Your legacy will never be forgotten. We salute you for all of your sacrifices and service!
Thank you for serving our country. Thanks you for keeping the past alive for this generation, so that we never have to relive it again ourselves. Rest in peace.
Words alone can not express how I feel finding out about Major Winters passing. An extraordinary man,who without him, many of our young men would not have returned. Thank you so much for all you have done and what inspiration you have given to others. Well done Major!!! May you rest in peace.
You ran the good race. You sacrificed, you led, you literally helped chang the course of history. Like so many I found inspiration and insight from your experience via Band of Brothers. Your legacy will live on for generations to come.
To the family I offer my virtual hug, to you sir, I say Currahee!
Lance, Cecile, Heather, Emily, Sarah
Our Nation thanks you for your service.
Men and women of this caliber keep us free.
Thank you for allowing us the viewers and readers the opportunity to meet a true action hero on a real reality show!!
Major Winters Sir,
George A Guild
Maj. Winters was defenitely a kind of person people could and can look up to. As I live in the Netherlands and went to Bastogne in december, I went to the bois St. Jacques where the 101 st 506 PIR was dug in before their attack on Foy. You can still see the original foxholes.
As a man born in 1968, I had the honor to meet a few American veterans in my life. Major Winters was a man I would really have love to meet. Shake his hand and say :"Thank you for the sacrifice you and all the others had to make to ensure my freedom. We will never forget!". These words sound lame but the admiration I have towards the people who liberated us cannot be described.
Major Richard "Dick" Winters, may you rest in peace and thank you!
To the family of Major Winters. Please know our deepest sympathy is with you at this time. May your memories bring you peace at this time of sorrow. Know that he is held with highest regard not only as a leader but as a person who had values that he lived by. He is truly a "hero" in a time when few exist.
My sincere condolences go out to the Winters family. I did not know you on a personal level but to me I can only give you my thanks and gartitude for your service to this great country. You truely are an American Hero Maj. Winters. Rest easy...you've earned it. Thank You.
Honor comes to mind when I think of what he did,and the rest of Easy Co. Maj.Winters thank you for the gift of Freedom.May your family find comfort in this time of sorrow.
America has lost one of the best of the greatest generation. You and the Men who answerd the call will never be forgotten. May You and and the others rest will You have earned it. May Your Family and Friends take great pride in the memories of You. America could really use leaders like You now. Thank You
Thank You Major Winters for your service, sacrifice and dedication. A great and humble man from the greatest generation. May our Lord's blessings be upon you.
Major Winters you"ll always be "First On The Stick"! God Bless you and keep you. A true American and World Hero. Your tactics at Normandy are still be taught at West Point. James W. Robbins, Bakersfield, California
Thank you Major Winters for your gift of love and bravery. Another member of "The Greatest Generation" rests in peace...Well done, Major Winters, good and faithful servant.
In life a few great men emerge. Robert Winters was one of them for sure. Let us never forget, we are loosing the greatest generation. May we never let the memory of them leave us. "Now rest in peace weary soldier."
You are truly a hero,rest in peace sir!
Buford Byers Company B 2/506th Infantry
May God rest Major Winters' soul and ease the pain of his loved ones on his passing. He will always have the thanks of a very grateful nation. May God bless him and his family.
I too thank you for your great service to our country. I also appreciated your replies to my requests for details on the accuracy "Band of Brothers." Jim Simpson, Chaplain (Maj.) Civil Air Parol
Soft landings, Sir. You were and remain to be an inspiration to me, to be the best at everything I do.
Thank you, Major Winters, for your gallant service, your dignity and quiet humility. The brave departed men of Easy Company have their beloved leader once again. You have the eternal admiration of a grateful nation. May your landings always be soft.
Major Winters may you rest in peace.
My Uncle served under you during the war at Bastogne.
My family would like to thank you for all you gave during the war and the way you gave so much to the men at Bastogne.
May God Bless you
The Sun shall never set on the Memory of this Great Man.
From: Charles Norman Hudson; who was privilaged to serve with this "one in a million leader" of great men. Will Thomas for Uncle Chuck.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
An eternal light for a man who gave so much to so many. As God had been with you, may you now be with God.
"you were and are a Hero" .... thank you Major Winters
We are so sorry for your loss... Thank you, Richard Winters, for your courage, bravery, and integrity. We named our son Henry Winters Ward in your honor. We hope that he grows to be a man of courage and integrity-- just like you.
God bless you and your family.
I am truly sorry for the lost of a great american. Major Winters was a hero. God Bless this great man and his family in their time of mourning. M. J. Cabrera (Lakeland, Florida)
I was 6 years old when my Dad left home to go to war. Til this day I still remember how terrified I was. I couln't even go to see "the big train" that took him away because I knew he was leaving for a very important reason and I didn't want him to remember me crying as he left. Even at 6 I understood what he was leaving for. He came back thankfully without injury and lived to be 84 until his death in 2000. Mr. Winters was a remarkable man who truly was born for that time. I have watched Band of Brothers with reverence many times. My deepest sympathies to Mr. Winters' family and a heartfelt "Thank You" to him, his Band of Brothers and my Dad. Donna Fields, Monroe, LA
God keep you, Major Winters. Thank you from my family for our freedom.
Sean, Amy, Emily, Kayleigh, Owen, Declan & Jack Casey
God Bless you and your family. I am very grateful and honored for the service and sacrifices you made. You are one of America's genuine hero's. God Bless America and our Service members and public servants.
You are a inspiration to many. The world has lost many great hero's such as yourself. You and your Brothers have earned a special place in American History. Much respect.
May you rest in peace Major Winters you are a true American Hero. A great leader and American. Thank you for your service to keep this country great. Currahee Sir
We celebrate the homegoing of one of Gods best.Thanks for your service to our great country.
Buddy Owens, Durham,N,C.
I am so very sorry for your loss. I wish I had personal memories from knowing Mr. Winters. I never had the privilege of meeting him. What he and the rest of his generation of soldiers gave the world is beyond compare. My father in law also fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was wounded. They were so humble and quiet about their experiences and were so admired by everyone. Thank you for allowing me to tell you how much I admired him. Bless you all.
Rest in Peace, Mr Winters. Thank you for sharing your story with us through "Band of Brothers". Although I've seen the show many times, I always watch it when it comes on. You truly were an American Hero, along with all that served this great country. We may never witness a generation as great as yours. Thank you for your service and may God Bless you and your family.
On a quiet morning while visiting my Dad at Fort Richardson military cemetery I will also think of Major Winters and be grateful for their lives and service to our country.
God bless you. Your family is in my prayers. Mr. Winters' story and others like it are an inspiration to people of younger generations. I'm proud to say that I am an American, and had people like him fighting for our freedom.
i am a 15 years old my name is stephanie bechtold.i have done a story on mr.winters and did a lot of research.this man is a true hero.and for him and his wife to put everything together for the movie and his book.and mr.winters is a remarkable preson all i can say to you is thank you for keeping us safe and all of your brothers.
your flame will never go out.
Major Winters gave more than he had to for the American people. He was a true hero and dedicated American. He understood camaradee and did what had to be done in service and civilian life. A true veteran to be admired and respected.
after watching band of brothers and seeing major winters speak, i so wanted to meet the man. i felt like i knew him. thank you for your service to our country. i feel so blessed.
Our condolences to the Winters family. I'm sure you were "just doing my job" as my uncle would say(a member of G Co 502PIR) What they fail to mention is their job was to save the world from tyranny.Job well done! I'm sure if God needs a Freedom Fighter he will look to his right and see Dick Winters ready for action. He is one of the reasons why his generation is called The Greatest
Rest in peace Major Winters, You will never know just how proud and thankfull we baby boomers are for your service to our country. God bless your family.
America Has lost another true hero.
God bless you and all the men and women who did what they had to do. My father was a 30 year soldier. They were our heros.
My deepest condolences to the Winters family. May God bless and watch over you during this time of sorrow. Know that his pain and suffering are over and that he and Shifty and the other members of Easy Company that went before him are once again together.
GONE FROM THIS EARTHLY LIFE, BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. THANKS FOR YOUR SERVICE AND THAT OF ALL VETS.THANKS FOR SHARING YOUR STORIES WITH US.
Hearing this really makes a blow at me. I've watched the Band of Brothers series around 20 times just for the love of the camaraderie these men had. Mr. Winters was a man I idolized, and I set him as a mentor by his words. Even though he did not proclaim it, he was one of Americas greatest heroes, and I am forever in his, and every other soldiers debt for their service to our great nation. Thank you Mr. Winters. You will be missed. God Bless you.
My Dad, Fred Gonzales was also a Veteran of WWII. So, in many respects, Richard ('Dick') Winters has a close relationship with my Dad. Although my Dad was not part of D-Day, he was in the North African an Italian Campaigns. What they both have most in common is that Richard Winters is immortalized in the HBO movie, 'Band of Brothers' and my Dad is immortalized in the Documentary 'The War' (Disk # 2) by famed documentary filmmaker, Ken Burns. My Dad appears in a powerful sequence about the Italian Campaign where the narrator mentions the conditions in Italy and, as he speaks the words, "Boulder by boulder, hill by hill, the Allies battered their way thru the German defenses". . . you then see 2 American Soliders coming up a hill towards the screen. As the first Soldier moves past, the 2nd Soldier coming up directly behind him is my Dad ! GOD BLESS and KEEP Dick Winters and all the Soldiers who served with him in Company E and all the other BRAVE men and women who served in WW II.
P.S. My Dad passed away in 1999.
With ALL my RESPECT.
Danny Gonzales (San Antonio, TX)
A TRUE LEADER WHO CARED FOR THE GRUNTS.
I'll never forget you.
You are a true hero.
Thank you for saving democracy.
Condolences to the family.
The world is a better place thanks to you and those who served with you. You have our utmost respect.From an English admirer.
Major Winters just faced his latest battle and is now standing tall with our Savior who is saying to him, "Job well done, my Son." God bless his family for sharing such a courageous and honorable man.
Alberta (Kemmerling) Bertino, Conshohocken, PA (formerly of Hershey, PA)
Truly, one of the "greats" of the greatest generation. An amazing soldier, leader, American and human being.
Thank You Major Winters. "At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will remember them". Lest We Forget.
Requiescat in pace.
Sincere Condolences to the Winters Family at this time of sadness.
The family is in my prayers. I'm sure it is hard lossing someone so wonderful, but remember there are a lot of people that will help pass on the memories of his greatness and he shall live on. I only hope that others realize how blessed we are to have people like him to fight for our country.
You will be missed! America has truly lost a true patriot!
Major Winters was truely a Great man who came forward in America's time of need like others of his age showed why America will always be Free. He is now with a True Band of Brothers.
May God bless you. Thank you for your service. You are an honorable man. Daughter of 3rd Army soldier.
Watched this series over and over... paid alot of attention to how this fine Officer lead.. I only knew two I was fortunate to serve under that reminded me of Maj Winters... He was a true hero and served his country and more importantly, his soldiers with the utmost class and respect... will be sorely missed..
America is diminished by Mr. Winters death. A great and noble man. Our prayers are with his family and for the America he served.
God bless . Thankyou for all you gave to keep me ( usa ) free . you guys were the greatest generation!!!!
You are not lost, you are watching us from above. You are in a better place now. Rest in peace Major Winters. Thank You.
My 14 year old some also saw him as a great hero and leader. He wrote a class paper about him. He has inspired a younger general.
Major Winters, may you rest in peace and God bless your loved ones. As a leader and soldier, your example is the "gold" standard which I hold myself to. Thank you for your service and your mentorship.
Captain Marc C Jeter (U.S. Army), Wife Kelly, Sons Ethan, Wyatt, Grant, Caleb, and Colby.
May God bless you and your family and may you rest in peace . When the final roll call is taken you shall be the chosen leader . Band of Bro
thers both on earth and in Heaven . May your memory be eternal .
Dennis J. Psoras
You are great human being and have set a standard upon which I shall follow.
Because of men and women like you,I have the privilege to live here in this great country of ours.As a woman,I have equal rights to do whatever I want without being afraid.Thank You for all you've done.
One of the great ones has joined his hero buddies in heavan. God rest his soul..and my loving thanks for all he did. And may his family stand tall and proud for him.
A Vietnam Vet
A true American hero has passed.
We salute you sir, and we are forever in your debt for your sacrifice and service.
May God bless.
You are not lost; we know where you are. You're in a good and safe place with all of your loved ones and all of the men who made the final jump before you.
Thank You for all that you did while here on Earth!
Thank you for sharing your story with us. The world is a better place because of men like you. May you rest in piece and my God bless you and the loved ones you left behind
One of the few great heroes. Chris Willsden ( England )
Thank you for your service! May you rest in peace.
An amazing man and true hero who never thought he was. He truly is along with the men of easy company the GREATEST GENERATION. God's Blessings on all of them.
The Patrick's Kiel, WI.
My father served in the WWII. He never spoke of his time in Europe, It was too painful for him. Major Winters served his country with his service during the war and then again to tell the history to the generations of Americans who benefited from his service. God Bless him and his family during these sad days.
Dick Winters, you will be sorely missed.
My condolences to the Winters Family. I thought he was an exceptional officer and a man of integrity serving under him for 5 years in WW II.
“Easy Company 506 Par Inf”
Major Winters was the True example of "The Greatest Generation"---Duty , Honor, Country. His Quote tells all about this man-"-I am not a Hero, but I served in a Company of Heros" Rest In Peace Hero
James T. Atherton, Col. Retired USA
Thank you Major. Every WWII vet I've ever had the privelidge to meet has said they were not heroes. But they were, especially those guys at Bastonge. May you have the peace you deserve and may your family find peace knowing you were an inspiration to so many.
An inspiration to us all. God Bless Major Winters and his family.
Thank you, Mr. Winters and fellow E Co comrades' for sharing your stories. Has had a true impact on my understanding and view of an important event and generation. Will pass down to my children as a guide to be good human beings and leaders in life. Heartfelt condolences to the Winters family and his E Co family. God bless.
Our sincere condolences to the Winters family. He was truly a great American Hero. May he rest in peace.
What sad news. A true hero. The nation should be flying our flags at half staff for him.
God Bless you Major Winters,and your band of brothers. Thank you for your service to our country.
Major Winters was a great inspiration and the perfect roll model. Thank you Major for your service to this great country. You will be missed!
A great American hero. Rest in peace and than you very much for your service to our country.
A true American hero. As you took care of your men, God will take care of you now. God bless the "Band of Brothers".
May God bless you and keep you. Thank you for your service, leadership and courage. You are truly and inspiration.
A true Hero from a great Generation! Major Winters has earned his peace and place in history.
I salute you Sir!
a true legacy of the american hero......
What Dick Winters and the other brave men and women of that generation did for this great country is beyond words. Thanks just isn't enough. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends. Rest in peace.
unfortunately, they just don't make them like him anymore!!!!!!!
Words seem inadequate to express the sadness I feel about Mr. Winter's death. Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, but love leaves a memory no one can steal. With sincere sympathy,
Carlo Regaliza, Ret. USAF
Your Band of Brothers will always be Family to you. Thank you for your Service. RIP. R.E. Whitehead
From reading Steve Ambrose"s great book and watching the HBO miniseries over and over I feel as if I knew Dick Winters. I know he would decline the honor but in my opinion he is the epitome of a hero. God Bless Him.
Sincere condolence and deepest sympathy to the family. Thank you for sharing Dick Winters. Our tribute is to live our lives as he would have us live them...his legacy is "love of country and love of family."
People like you are what made America great. May God bless you and thank you for all your sacrifices.
I have seen and now own "Band of Brothers" DVD. What an awesome movie. I can't thank-you enough for sharing that part of your life with some many of us. You and your Company went through a lot, more than some will ever really know. You are a "True Hero."
Thank-You again, Mr. Winters.
An example of the greatest generation.....Currahee sir "Three miles up three miles down"
"The Greatest Generation"...if only the youth today could fully understand the sacrifice these men and women made! Major Winters, thank you.
what a sad day for all Americans. Richard Winters was a true American Hero
Hang tough Major Winters.....the biggest brother.
"Our thoughts go with you, mr Winters, and your family. Your example will be a true inspiration for all good men and women, forever. You, Sir, and your men are the reason we can live in freedom."
I would like to send my condolences to the freinds and family of Maj. Dick Winters a true American hero. My father Thomas C Wildermuth was also a WWII veteran, and was in the some of same areas and at some of the same times that Maj. Winters was at during the war. Though I never had the privilege of meeting Maj. Winters I can only imagine how humble and honorable of a man he was, becauce my father was was a very humble and honorable man. My God bless him and keep him now and forever!
As a fellow Pennsylvanian I am honored to have had Dick in our midst. My dad was a WW11 vet. I served in Vietnam, and am proud of what all of us accomplished for our country.....God Bless him and all who go in harms way for what they believe in....J.L. Dillon St. Charles,Mo.
Thank you for your service to our country. I am sincerely honored to have had the privilege of learning about his bravery and leadership during WWII. God Bless and your family.
Major Winters another American Hero was a inspiration to his men, his country and a legacy to all that follow him in the service of their country. God bless those men past and present, who stand for and give us our FREEDOM>
One of the greatest, of the greatest generation, my hat is off to this man for setting a standard of a real man, the humilty of having his death concealed untill after his funeral is beyond words,what an experiance it must of been to know this great man.
An American Hero who shared your story with the world.Major Winters,Easy Company
and all who have ever defended this great nation,THANK YOU.History classes should be teaching our kids about people like you.It was soldiers like you that made me proud to serve in the US ARMY.God bless you and your family.From the Goodwin Family
We have lost one of the "Greatest Men" of the "Greatest Generation". Unless you're in your 80's and actually served with him , it would be impossible for any person to comprehend the horror and sacrifices these men made for our freedom. Thank you for your leadership , Major Winters and thank you for providing comfort to all the men who served under you. You will never be forgotten !
A very Humble man but an honourable hero to whom many people owe a great debt of thanks for the freedom they have been able to benfit!
May your final Journey to the last D Z be a peaceful one,you once again can care for your fallen colleagues!
Hang Tough and God Bless You.
Dick Winters was one in a million as he led his troops through WWII. Very humble man, as well as the rest of the men that served with him. Thank you is not enough for what you did for our country and freedom.
May god be with you and rest in peace.
Thank you Major Winters for your service to our country. What you and your men of Easy Company did for our freedom will always be an inspiration to me, thank you. I would been very honored to have met you.....
I really enjoyed the story of you and your men. Rest in peace, you were a great American hero
A true American Hero who served his country in its darkest hours. He will be missed by the remaining Band of Brothers whom her served with. Thank you just isn't enough for him and all veterans who haved served and are serving.
A quote from our Sailors Creed.
"I represent the fighting spirit of the Navy and all who have gone before me to defend freedom and democracy around the world"
Anyone who raised their right hand and took that oath to serve our country is a brother of mine, regardless of branch. Soldiers like Major Winters is what makes me proud to serve and represent this great county of our.
Chief Master-At-Arms Jose Camacho
Currently serving with 101st Air Borne Division in Nuristan Afghanistan.
God bless you Major Winters, and thank you for preserving the freedom that I have enjoyed throughout my life. Rest in peace.
My condolences to the family of
Richard ''Dick'' Winters.
Another hero has past on to a place where he will be in peace forever.
I am verry grateful for what he and his men have done in WWII. I hope that he and all the other hero's of WWII will always be remebered, I know I will.
When the final taps is sounded and we lay aside life's cares,
And we do the last and gloried parade on heaven's shining stairs,
And the angels bid us welcome and the harps begin to play
We can draw a million canteen checks and spend them in a day.
It is then we'll hear St. Peter tell us loudly with a yell,
"Take a front seat, you soldier men, you've done your hitch in Hell."
Our nation mourns the loss of one of it's true hero's. I truly hope all young people will see and value what Mr. Winters stood for.Courage,honor,dedication,values and a true american spirit, a real role model when their are so few.
To the Winters Family, there is a new angel in heaven watching over you. Major Winters, you were a true inspiration & hero to your men & to all of us.My husband & I never tire of Band Of Brothers.We lived so close. we in Palmyra & you in Hershey.We never got to to meet you, but felt like we knew you all too well.God Bless, Steve & Lucille Powell.
By all accounts, a humble and genuine man. Dick WInters personified the spirit of "The Greatest Generation"
As a Vietnam Veteran, I can admire the qualities of leadership this man possessed. Respect was something you always gave to an officer, but It was all too rare for that officer to be truly admired. From what I've heard from "Wild Bill" and "Babe" Heffron on Youtube, Dick Winters was such an officer as well as an exceptional Combat leader.
I'm extremely happy that he got his wish to live the remainder of his life in peace. My heartfelt condolences go out to his family
Rest in Peace, Major Winters
A humble man whose leadership and faith saw him through the "Day of Days". How blessed we are to have had him on our side. we are eternally grateful. Thank you
Major Winters. Rest in blissful peace, you deserve it.
May you rest in peace. Thank you for your service to our great Nation.
May you find joy in seeing your once lost friends again. I never met you, but you made my life better for knowing who you were. May god bless you in heaven.
We all live in a better world due to the bravery exhibited by men such as MAJ Winters in the great fight against worldwide tyranny. Thank you sir. What a gentleman to have taken my phone call just a few years ago as a fellow veteran from Pa, he had only the kindest of words and made good on his offer to sign a book for me. Comrade, we salute you and may God be with you.
Didn't know him personally but admire his book and movie. I just would love this oppurtunity to say "Thank You" for all that him and his men did for this country, and all of us. Without men like Mr. Winters, we might not be living as free men and women today. I thank God for all the men and women who serve our country because without them who knows where this country would be. It is a sad day when we lose a 'hero' like Mr. Winters and now he sits at the right hand of God, watching over us all still.
Richard Winters was an inspiration for his band of brothers, and moreover for those of us who never met him. May it be for generations to come. I believe he was a consummate soldier and leader because he cherished life and loved peace.
I have watched ,"Band of Brothers" many times. I am proud of our soldiers that sacrificed their lives for our freedom.
My dad passed away last month and was given the military honors for his service. It is a great loss when we are losing so many of our WWII soldiers every month.
They were all heroes to me and they will be missed.
I am a Veteran too and wish him to be with all his fellow soldiers that didn't make it back.
I have watched the Band Of Brothers many times and am inspired each time I watch it. I am always impressed by Major Winters and his men. They are what made American the great country that it is.
All Flags should be flown at half staff for this quiet hero. Thankyou Major Winters. Jason Hudson USMC, ARMY VETERAN
We have lost another of the greatest generation. Thank you Major Winters for your service to our country
GOD SPEED--DICK WINTERS. ALL OF US LOVE AND RESPECT YOU FOR EVER. R.J. FAGAN
GOD SPEED--DICK WINTERS. ALL OF US LOVE AND RESPECT YOU FOR EVER. R.J. FAGAN
A man of which we can all be measured against. A leader from the greatest generation this country has known. I will miss you very much. I will make sure that my sons will remember what you and your men did for all of us. Thank you.
Truly blessed... This describes the Winters family for having had the privilege of being a part of Mr. Winters' life. Countless others share in your loss. I am deeply saddened by his passing.
We needed men like you to answer the call. You did your part, Thank you Major and May God Bless You. Richard Bell, Bangkok, Thailand
A real inspiration and true hero. The world is a better place because of Dick Winters.
Dick Winters was a truly important person in my life... even though I didn't know him. What an incredible man, his courage, intelligence, and bravery are admired by me. I am so fascinated with his stories and I'm so glad he could share them with the world. I would just like to say... Dick, you are a hero. Without you , we would not be able to go about our lives the way we do. I can never thank him and easy company enough. My blessings go to the family.
Thank you Major for your service and giving us the freedom we enjoy this day. My sons and their sons will always know your story. Spc 4 John R Lear
Having lost my uncle in WWII while he served with the 3rd Armored,I always felt that Band Of Brothers & Saving Private Ryan helped allow me a small insight as to how these brave men gave us all they had. I salute them and Major Winters for what they did. Say hello to Jim if you see him up there.
And of all days, he died on the 25th anniversary of my reporting for active duty to begin my four-year enlistment...
Old men forget; yet all shall be forgot,
But he'll remember, with advantages,
What feats he did that day. Then shall our names,
Familiar in his mouth as household words—
. . .
From this day to the ending of the world
But we in it shall be rememberèd,
We few, we happy few, we band of brothers.
For he today that sheds his blood with me
Shall be my brother...
This We'll Defend!
James Matthew (Matt) Wallace
Sergeant, U.S. Army, Honorably Discharged
It is with a profound sadness that we must say goodbye to another hero of WWII. I am so thankful that he shared his story along with all of the other men of Easy Company so that young people can watch, read or listen and grasp some of the immense sacrifice, the heroic giving and feeling of belonging to something bigger than themselves. I wasn't born until 1956, but through your sharing, you gave me a since of the love you shared with each other while fighting for the freedom I live under today. God Bless you Major Winters, God bless the men that died during those horrible days of WWII, God Bless the men who have gone before Dick in life and God bless the men that still live on and thank you for serving and being true American heros.
A Great Father and protector of Democracy.
God Bless You always,
I have recommended my sons study Major Winters leadership style and emulate him in their careers in the Marine Corps. We have lost a great man, and one who will be hard to find the like of.
My sincere condolence to the Winters family. Rest in peace Major. You will not be forgotten.
an american hero who with the horrors of war that he saw would rather been an average everyday joe these men of the greatest generation made our country what it is today and the world as we know it today amuch better place to live in god bless mr winters and god bless our country which i love so much
My daughters and I just finished watching Band of Brothers as a family so they could come to appreciate all the rights we have today thanks to people like Mr. Winters and all troops that have fought for us.Thank You for what you all gave to us.God Bless all of you and Thank You from a greatful nation.
a humble and ordinary man who performed extraordinary acts of bravery.my condolences to his family and to those who served with him, "the greatest generation". Pete C [Clinton,NY]
Thanks Dick you are a true Hero and will never be forgotten
One thing for sure, they don't make em like him anymore. What a great American. Rest in Peace, and thank you for my freedom, that cost you your youth and I'm sure a lot of nightmares.
Thank you for your service sir. You set an incredible example for all Americans to follow in terms of duty and honor. Your leadership transcends just military settings but should also be applied in a host of business and other organizational settings. May you rest in peace in God's loving arms. You were a rare blessing.
Farewell old fellah, an awful lot of people you never knew personally loved you because you inspired them with your story.
TO THE WINTERS FAMILY,I EXPRESS MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AT THIS VERY DIFFICULT AND PAINFUL TIME.PLEASE FIND COMFORT IN READING DANIEL 12;2.A.W.HOUSTON,TX.
Thanks to you and all the men of your generation,, it was the greatest
ALTHO, I DIDN'T ENTER THE SERVICE UNTIL MANY YEARS LATER, I CAN SINCERELY YOU SET THE STANDARD FOR LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE AND RESPECT FOR YOUR MEN. MAY GOD HAVE A SPECIAL PLACE FOR YOU AND YOUR COMRADES TO MEET AND REMINISE DAYS GONE BY. THANK YOU FOR MY FREEDOM TODAY!!
JIM BRAGG (CPT. US ARMY-AIRBORNE)
Best Wishes and now you can find that quiet peacefull place. You are a Hero to everybody. K. Haertel (Chandler, Az.)
As the Greatest Generation passes America will never know what it has lost,it will never realize what all of you have done for us.May you rest closely in Gods arms. Humbley and with a heavy heart "Thank You".
A true American hero god bless Dick Winters
May God bless Major Winters and his family.I am so sorry to hear that one of the all time great Americans has passed. Our children need to learn from him and his story will be carried on for future generations. The Medal of Honor should have been awarded many years ago to this great man.
My deepest sympathy to the family. We have lost another truely great american! Thankyou for your courage and your leadership. Truely a great man of the Greatest Generation. Rest in Peace soldier!!
I watched the series Band of Brothers and like so mnay others came to respect these men on a whole different level, it was so personal. Both of my grandfathers and countless other relative's and community members that I have had the pleasure of knowing served in WWII so I feel I have been fortunate enough to meet many indivduals with this caliber of character. It seemed very clear that Major Winters exuded that fine character and skill to lead and serve with great bravery and integrity. I will keep Major Winters and his family in my thoughts and in my prayers. Godspeed sire for you lived well and honorable. Maggie Rourke Bay - Akwesasne Mohawk Nation
It is with deep regret that we say goodbye to another old warhorse - sempre fi
With deepest sympathy to RICHARDS family : he and the band of brothers has touched many americans & people from other countries as well with their brave actions of world war II ! my father flew in a B-17 returning from
france on d-day morning those men
liberated many people & saved the world from uncertain world destruction.
we owe a great deal RICHARD & ALL THE SERVICE MEN WHO SERVED AT THAT TIME.
RICHARD WINTERS WILL NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
ALONG WITH HIS MEN FOR ACTIONS THEY
ACCOMPLISHED THOSE DIFFICULT YEARS.
GOD BLESS & WITH DEEPEST SYMPATHY.
Major Winters was the type of leader that we all should strive to be. Brave in battle and more concerned with the welfare of his men than himself..he was the embodiment of what we should try to be, a leader from the front
To the Winters Family and Friends:
"May the God who supplies endurance and cmfort"...Sustain you in your time of need, through prayer, the comfort of fellow belivers, and his word the Bible.(Ro 15:5)
Thank you to Major Winters for all you have done for this country.. you are a model example of the world hero and one day i wish to be a least bit like you, may your soul rest in peace..
I saw the series,Band of Brothers..It was good to see a true depiction of what happened there, and the men of Easy Company..I was very impressed with Mr Winters..The respect that his men had for him came through,not only in the series,but in real life. He was the kind of commander I would want.The 101st is my unit too,many years later of course..The 101st guys are still,"my boys",although it's been 30 years..America can be proud that we had Mr Winters/Maj.Winters,in WWII.It is because of men like him,that we, and the allies were able to win the war.I think Mr Winters might say that the Good Lord played a part also.May his family forever be comforted in the fact that he was one of America's best,at a time when we needed him most.
May God Bless...
Major Winters is what America is all about a hero that never called himself one. I'll tell my grandkids about him.
I had the honor of hearing Mr. Winters speak at an OCS graduation at Fort Indiantown Gap many years ago. He presented a humble and respectful talk to the graduates. There was not a dry eye in the audience. He was indeed a Soldiers Soldier.
LTC(R) Dave Mock
What an inspiring individual. Major Winters is the kind of person we aspire to be. The kind and humble person he was came across in his writings. God bless him.
An extraordinary man whose life, actions and humility exemplified a generation. My sincerest condolances to his family and friends. May God bless and watch over you during this time of sorrow.
My deepest condolences to your family, and your brothers that called you their
leader, My God keep you and give you all his rest and peace.
You are the greatest generation, and
Thank You because of you we are free.
Rest in peace Major Winters. You certainly did your part to ensure that the world would live in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with your family, friends, and fellow Easy Co. comrades.
A great man. Thank you for everything.
May you rest in peace in the company of your heroes.-
To a TRUE American Hero. Thank you for what you did for this great country. Rest in peace Major, you've earned it!
May God bless your family.
I have never met him but I am honored to pay him tribute as a true American patriot
A TRUE AMERICAN, GOD BLESS YOU ALWAYS......
This man was one of the "great ones" eloquently portrayed in the book "The Greatest Generation" and of course "Band of Brothers". His battlefield heroics and those of his men are legendary and we living today owe them a debt of gratitude which we can never repay. Rest in peace - Dick Winters - TAPS has been played - rest in peace...........
Major Winters exemplifies what is best about our fighting men and women. He was a quiet man who wanted only peace. Yet when his country called he acted with courage and skill. He brought honor to himself, to the men in his company, and to his country. Through the telling of his experiences, he enabled so many other veterans to tell their stories, too. He and all our other fallen heroes will be missed. My condolences to his family and friends.
A man among men ....A true american hero
My Father was a Combat Engineer in WW2. God bless all these GUYS and families. We are what we are because of the American Soldier
You were a good man Major Winters. Thank you for your service to your country and your men. You were one of the few true leaders whom men would follow into battle without question.
And to your family, friends and extended family...I am so sorry for your loss.
Rest in Peace Maj. Winters for surely you earned it. A true American Hero.
Thank you Sir, for you shining example of what leadership really means. May God ensure that this value and responsibility that you have shown is not lost through
the ages as we look for other leaders in our lives.
Major Winters, you are now with "a company of heroes" . Thank you. Craig R. Secor (VA.)
Another true hero has left us. I once wrote him a note of thanks for his service. He answered, sent a picture on which he wrote "Hang tough, Clif" -- a real treasure to me. God bless you, family and friends.
Major Winters taught all of us the true meaning of, "Citizen Soldier". Even those of us who served decades after he did could draw inspiration from his style and exploits. I consider it an honor to have served for a brief time with 1/506 Infantry. Major Winters now belongs to the ages!
May we all meet again on the, "Last Deploayment"! MAJ (ret) Bob Petrarca
Thank you Major Winters. We have a better world today because of you and all the veterans. A hero is some one makes a difference in your life. Thank you Major Winters
This my friends is what our great country was made of, men who gave there all to this country, praise God for Dick and all who has served our country. THANK YOU ALL
As long as the United States has men and women as great as Dick Winters we have nothing to fear. May his soul rest in peace.
First in War....first in Peace in how he lived his life.....first and foremost in what matters most.....He was always the very definination of an Officer and a Gentlemen. Most importantly, he was a living testimony to what defines a great citizen of this country. He still is, and now will always be, what makes this country itself great. "Well done good and faithful servant."
Ed Rech, Camp Hill, PA
Having two sons who are serving in the Air Force I fully respect and appreciate the sacrafice Major Winters made for his country.You were truly an American hero.
May God bless you and your family.
A man who understood the terms,DUTY,HONOR,COUNTRY.He will be remembered as long as America endures.Thank you for your service and example Maj. Winters. God bless and keep your family. Stand at ease
A perfect example of what an officer should be. Normandy, Holland, Bastogne and The Ardennes. RIP Sir, you deserve it. And thankyou.
My late husband so loved the "Band of Brothers" series. I know he was proud to shake Mr. Winters' hand and call him brother when he arrived in heaven. Thank you for your service to our country and God bless your family. You were truly a member of the "greatest generation".
Go in peace, now join the other men of EZ company who have gone before you. Thank you for my freedom and all you paid to grant me that freedom. My condolence to your family and close friends.
God's Speed Major Winters. Your light will shine for generations.
Thank you for your service Maj.Winters. I tell my son, You were a leader that I would have followed anywhere, because you cared about your men. God speed and rest in peace with your band of brothers. Airborne all the way and then some.
God Bless you and your family. You are truly a man of courage and honor. Thank you for your service. You made this world a better place.
My deepest sympathy to the family of Maj. Winters, a true gentleman and a role model for all Americans.
The nation has lost another hero from the "Greatest Generation". May the Peace of God be with the Winters family and may Maj. Winters and all who have served and scarificed for this country never be forgotten....
I send my deepest condolences to your family and friends. Because of you, I began a study of WWII and my own father's service during the War. Your story and that of all Veterans continues to inspire and direct the next generation toward service and sacrifice. God Bless You. Debbie Tavella, Lakewood, CO
Thank you for all you have done!
Maj Winters was the one of the best pure leaders of men. He was always with his men in the good and the terribly bad but was their to lead and to comfort them. The true show of leadership is to lead from the front and also not be scared to do the same things you ask of your men, that is specal and any soldier should be proud to serve with a man of this stature. Cpl Garett Rollman Cfb Aldershot N.S Canada
MR. WINTERS WAS A TRUE AMERICAN SOLDIER- A BORN LEADER! I'M GLAD AFTER THE WAR HE COULD BUY HIM SOME LAND AND LIVE IN PEACE FOR THE REST OF HIS LIFE. I SEND MY DEEPEST REGRETS TO HIS FAMILY. I WISH I COULD HAVE MET HIM BEFORE HIS FAILING HEALTH! GOD BLESS! E.H.P.
Major Winters was the cement which makes up the foundation upon which our Republic was built and by the Grace of God continues to rest. Thank God for you and your generation. Your sacrifices and the sacrifices of those who did not return guarantee the very freedom we have to honor you, a noble American and distinguished leader of men. God's richest blessings upon your family. Our Country will forever be indebted to you. We will never forget you, Easy, the 506th PIR or the 101st Airborne which proudly continues to serve today. Currahee!!!
Words fail as I think of the profound effect Major Winters had on his family, his friends and his Brothers. Suffice it to say that he should and will be remembered well for all he did and stood for. With a full heart I thank you. Rest in peace, Sir.
Dick WInters Was "The Man". He was a great man and he was a true AMERICAN! His legacy will live on in all who have heard of his story.
R. I. P.
His Honor makes me proud to be an American!
What a loss. We have felt sadness all day today after hearing the news of Dick Winters' passing. Our prayers & thoughts go to his family. He will be missed. What an American Hero!!!!!
Billie, Alta & Ryan O'Neal Bogard, MO
My condolences to the Winters family and friends.
Major, you wil always be an inspiration to me. You are truly an American Hero.
Hang tough and CURAHEE!!
Joseph A. Fazzolari, SSgt(fmr), USMC
I have never met a finer human being, nor ever will.
To Mrs. Winters and the family, I am greatly sorry for your loss. He was an inspiration to me and will be always be remembered as a remarkable man. Never has a man, such as the Major touched me in my heart as he did. God bless you all.
My condolences to the Winters family especially Mrs. Winters. The Major was an exceptional leader and made us all stand a little taller being Americans. I am so proud of him and all of the other courageous men who fought that war. "CURAHEE" major Winters! May you rest in peace...
My deepest sympathies to the entire Winters family and the surviving members of Easy Co 506th. Thanks to Major Winters and so many like him; the world is a better place. RIP Major Winters.
I found out about your loss through a dear friend in Hummelstown, PA and I would like to say my thoughts and prayers are with the family. Also I want to say thanks to you for his service to our great country.
thank you for our freedom, we can now live our lifes as you would have wished to.
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My deepest sympathy to Mrs. Winters, Tim, Jill and families. The world is truly a lesser place for his passing.
God Bless you Major. Rest in Eternal Peace.
Our condolences to the family and friends of Major Winters. He will always be an inspiration.
May God Bless the Winters family. RIP Major Winters, you will never be forgotten. You will always be an American treasure and true hero!!!
A true man of honour has gone but will never be forgotten he has rejoined his Band of Brothers Rest in Peace
thank you for our freedom. The monro family
I am deeply sadened by the loss ot Dick Winters. He personified leadership and patriotism in this country. He will be sorely missed.
May he rest in peace. Lord bless his family and give them the strength to endure.
Major Winters Sir,
I served in the 101st airb. and was in the 506th battle group from 1959-1962. I would have been honored to follow a soldier like you. May you rest in peace Major . GO CURRAHEE
Thank you and I pray for those who you leave behind. I also pray for those that serve today, that they be given the same leadership you gave to your men.
My thoughts go out to the family and friends of Dick Winters. You will not be forgotten, and what you did for our people.
Thank you! Anybody who has experienced war time service has the deepest regard for your sacrifices as a young officer as well as your model of responsible citizenship until your last breath Shalom my brother-in-arms
-Philip Hester, St. Petersburg, FL
May your soul finally be in peace. Dick Winters, A great man! My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
God bless you rest in peace a true american hero Major winters
I of coarse never met Richard Winters but I know that he was an honerable man
and I wish so much that there were more like him in this world...God Speed to his
reward and renewal of his relationship with the men he commanded...
What a great American... Makes me proud of my country... an American hero...
May you rest in peace.
My profound condolences to your family.
TO LIVE AS AND LIKE THIS MAN IS THE GREATEST PERSONAL
TESTAMENT ANY ONE COULD MAKE. MAY I STRIVE FOR THAT
IN MY REMAING YEARS. GOD BLESS YOU, MAJOR, AND ALL YOUR BRAVE AND GALLANT 'BAND.' MAY YOU ALL ENJOY THE
ROLL CALL IN HEAVEN. (J. VISCO, BUFFALO,NY)
We have lost another great Hero. We can never forget what these brave men did for our country. Jeffrey Bussolari Southbury, Connecticut
The amount of times I watched B of B was extraordinary, but nothing can compare with the pride I have for that Great Man, he truly is and I repeat is... one of the greatest people mankind has had the pleasure of knowing..God Bless you Major Winters
As mentioned in a Band of Brothers, Major Winters was not only an American hero, he served with a company of heros. Rest in Quiet Peace.
Major Winters it is men like you that made your Generation the "greatest generation" May God Bless You and Thank you for what you did.
His story and the stories of others like him will continue to live on because of tributes like 'Band of Brothers'. It gives Americans like my son, who is generations away from WWII, a look into the hearts of heroes--ordinary men called upon to serve who do extraordinary things for their fellow men. May they continue to inspire.
It's men like this that has made this country once great.We need more like him. R.I.P
Rest in Peace Major Winters. You are a hero in my book along with the rest of your company. You were a true leader and inspiration to alot of us Army veterans and those of us who do WW2 reenacting as the 101 abn.Your generation cannot be replaced. Your family is in my prayers.
A true American Hero for sure. Mr. Winters personifies not only the best of the American soldier, but of the American himself.
Rip to a true hero to us all with out easy comp who now s what might of been
We shall remember
My admiration for this man knows no boundries. His simplicity, caring and bravery can only be marvelled at. Although I never had the pleasure of meeting him, his passing affects me greatly because such people are few and far between. He is a lesson to be learned by all. Bruce - NYC
God Bless You Major.
You are forever my hero!
You've been a great example for your man (and woman) in wartime and in peacetime, but also, for my generation (and surely for the nexts) an inspiring example to follow.
Thank you Major Winters, and the men of Company E. We owe a debt to the men and women of this generation that can never be fully repaid. May you rest in peace and hopefully you are now reunited with your fellow servicemen that had gone before you.
A true and humble hero. People like him and those of his generation
should never be forgotten for their contributions to freedom.
I became a fan of Mr. Winters, throught the show "Band of Brothers" and through many WW2 documentries. What a legacy he has left behind, what a job he did, a true American hero and leader. May he rest in peace.
On behalf of a grateful nation and all who have served our country, Thank You! Rev. R. Donald Winters, Kernersville, NC
Sincere condolence to the Winters family. I only knew Major Winters through Mr. Ambrouse's book and he's own memoir, but he very much reminded me of my uncle who fought in Italy. A quiet man who served his country and never meant to be recognized for it. Thank you, Major, for all your generation did for the generations that follow. Rest in Peace.
While I never knew you..your exploits in E Company helped me to find understanding with my own grandfather who served in WWII. He was a reserved man, a quiet man whos presence could fill a room so like your character I came to know from Band of Brothers.
Thank you for your service and your story.
Rest in peace, Major Winters. The world is less one more true hero
When America needs a hero, a man like Major Winters steps up
what a great life! We must never forget him and all the others who
fought for our freedom. J.S.Hackett,SUVCW,Texas
Truly inspiring,somebody who truly reminded me of my own grandfather.....you may have not been known to me personally.....but i can say this from the bottom of my heart "NEVER KNOWN BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN"
A soldier at rest, Richard Winters.
Dick Winters an ordinary man that done extraordinary things. Viewing Band of Brothers and his interviews always takes me back to my Grandfather and many others that served in the Greatest Conflict. Dick was a True Inspiration to us all.
I have never watched a more moving movie of our war hero's I thank you and your men, for all your hard work to save us all from the evils of war. I will never forget what you have done. God Bless you in your next journey. Love and prayers to the family.....Ann VanHorssen, Salt Lake City, Utah
My condolences to Mrs. Winters and family. Major Winters was modest, humble and inspiring. He embodies all that Americans can be and do. May we all aspire to measure up as he did in our nation's and the world's time of need. He is the face of a generation that fought facism for those they knew not but risked all in the struggle. I thank him and all of the other courageous men who fought that war. I feel like I knew him, but know I didn't. I feel profound sadness at his passing. God bless.
We are sure your last jump had a very soft landing into the arms of your brothers who prepared your last drop zone.
R.I.P Major Winters
Dick Winters makes me proud to be an american. May God grant you the peace you so richly deserve.
What a loss. A wonderful person, and a man who truly represented the caliber of young men who left civilian life to help us to victory in WWII. My prayers are for the family and friends of this Veteran who, will always be remembered.
My sincere condolances to his family and friends. Major Winters was one of kind. He and his men set the standard for all Paratroopers that came after them (I was one of them)He was the leader of the "Band of Brothers"..a real Hero...He will be missed, but not forgotten...
With deepest sympathy and respect to your family, our family offers our sincerest gratitude for your service and sacrifices, your legacy, which continues to inspire and to make our country great. Thank you for giving the opportunity to our children to learn of America's true heroes. God bless you and your family.
God Bless Richard Winters! I sat, amazed, watching Band of Brothers, trying to COMPREHEND it was all based on actual men, actual actions and actual emotions! The premiere, Sunday, 9/9/01, soon to be followed by 9/11/01! How bizarre and ironic!
My children, ages 15 and 13, have been taught by me about WWII, and the men of that generation! Each generation produces its own cast of heroes to meet the challenges confronted with. Somehow, the times, events and history of the WWII period will never be replicated....and, hence, another Major Winters shall also not come along again!
The world, literally, was better for having Richard Winters stroll thru its pathways of life.
DR. ALAN J. CANTOR
To a real American hero, you will be remembered as someone we all wish we can be.
We give thanks this day for the service and sacrifice for all those who gave and for those that gave all, we are forever in your debt. Rest well Mr. Winters
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of Dick Winters. His service will not be forgotten. He is now in eternal peace.
The great War was full of men such as Maj. Winters and Easy Co. Men doing a job they felt they had to do for their country as well as themselves. This country owes all of them a debt that we will never get to repay because, I fear, we have waited too long fore all are getting old and leaving us. My father fought in the War and he too is getting along in years (90) and I have thanked him many times over for his service. May God watch over and comfort those brave souls that have sacrificed so much for us.
You are an inspiration to my family, and to the entire world. Thank you for your service to our country,and for being a true American hero!
Major Winters set the standard that all of the later Paratroopers strived to meet...but he was one of a Kind and will never be forgotten...Rest in Peace you were a Hero...the Leader of the 'Band of Brothers'...
To our biggest brother. Thank you Major Winters and the 101st for your contribution to our freedom. You are among our greatest heroes. You will be missed greatly sir.
To the biggest brother. One of Americas great heroes. Thanks for keeping our country free Major Winters. We owe you and others of the 101st a great deal.
Rest in Peace Maj Winters. Thanks for your service and you will never be forgotten. It was truly inspiring to read the story of Easy Co and the leadership exhibited by Maj Winters and other Non Coms. Sincere condolances to the family and know for certain Maj Winters, an American Hero will never be forgotten. Larry Marcus Family, Va
My condolances to the family of Dick Winters. From what has been written and filmed of his actions, he was truly an American hero. A leader who led from the front and always had the confidence of his men. Nate Miller, Fairbanks, AK 2/501 ABN
My heartfelt condolances to the Winters family. To Mr. Winters I'd like to say: thank you for your service and helping to give us back our freedom. I 'll never forget that freedom isn't free. You'll always remain an inspiration.
David M. Kreutzer,
Sir all i can say is thank you... to you and men like you.... god bless your family and rest in peace.
I did'nt know Dick personnaly but I have read articles about him and viewed the DVD " Easy Company/Band of Brothers" several times and he was a True Military Hero and a real gentleman in civilian life. He will be truly missed by all and I hope for generation to come more good men and women will be produced to replace him. Goodby Dick and rest EASY you truly deserve it for all you have done.
The finest qualities of duty, honor, loyalty, compassion, courage, calm, fairness, leadership and love rolled into one solitary life. An amazing patriot, an amazing leader, an amazing man. May you enjoy eternal rest in the arms of angels. God Bless You Sir.
Major Winters - God Bless you for all you have done to preserve our freedom and for what you represent to the baby boomers - a proud and gallant man willing to give his all for the cause. My prayers are with you and all of your family.
Blair Plyler - Charlotte, N. C.
To the Family of Richard Winters,
I have read in the paper of the recent loss of Richard Winters. I feel how weak and fruitless must be any words of mine which should attempt to beguile you from the grief of a loss so overwhelming. But I cannot refrain from tendering to you the consolation that may be found in the thanks of the Republic fought to save. I pray that our Heavenly Father may assuage the anguish of your bereavement, and leave you only the cherished memory of the loved and lost, and the solemn pride that must be yours to have journeyed through life with a warrior whom provided and protected the altar of freedom for me, my family and my nation
Yours very sincerely and respectfully,
I never met the man. Yet from the Band of Brothers book, series and his interviews, I feel I knew Major Winters. As the son of a WW II veteran, I think Major Winters and those portrayed in the book/series gave faces to ever man who served in the ETO and made sacrifices on any level. Major Winters and the men of Company E of the 506th are the faces of our grandfathers, fathers, cousins and brothers. God Bless and Keep You as the heros you all were and are.
A great loss for all of us as Veterans and Americans. Maj. Winters was a truly an inspirational leader and has become a motivating force behind my son as he begins his career as a Marine Officer this year. God bless you, sir and all the men of Easy Company
We are saddened by the loss of Mr. Winters. He was a great man who touched many lives. Rest in peace with your 'band of brothers'.
Mr. Winters ( Major Winters) you are again with your men who served us well. Thank you for your inspiration and the real meaning of service to your fellow man. Rest in peace sir.
God bless Major Winters and all his family.His action a Brecourt Manor saved hundres of Allied soldiers landing on Utah Beach.His tactics are still studied at West Point.He was a true citizen soldier and American Patriot. Ralph and Sandy Sallusti, Okla. City, Okla.
May the tears of those who love you be the evaporate upon which your soul is ushered to the angels and heroes alike.
Respect and gratitude from an Norman of Dutch lineage.
A true americian hero...
Thank you so much for everything! The world is a better place because of people like you.
You are now reunited with your brothers but we have lost our hero.
My thoughts and prayers to Mrs Winters and family.
The true definition of an American hero. Thank you Major Winters for a life well lived. Your contributions to our freedom will never be forgotten. Our prayers go out to you and your family. God bless.
What an incredible part of our history this man was. I was so glad to know he made it home and could enjoy his piece of earth, raise a family and live life. Deepest condolences to his family; I hope you have comfort in knowing how he helped change our collective history for the good. Thank you, Major Winters, and here is to a life lived more than well.
Sometimes, the words "Thank you" seem so very small and inadequate. With much gratitude and respect
Thank you sir, for your sacrifice, strength, and leadership in the face of one of the world's most terrible threats. I send my condolences to the family and friends of this great hero.
I salute you Sir. I wish you Joy in the re uniting with your fallen Brothers. God Speed to you.
You will be missed, you are an inspiration to all Americans.
You will always be remembered. Job well done.
What do you say about an American hero that has not already been said. Dick Winters was a standout and a leader among the greatest genereation. And he will continue to be a role model for countless generations to come. He will truly be missed. (Hooah)and god speed.
You will always be remembered.
Thank you for inspiring all of us with your example of humble leadership and service for others. Your example has made me want to be a better person.
A soldier's leader. Thank You for yoour service to our country and your soldiers. CSM (Retired) W.J. Stoltz, US Army
Thank you for your devotion to country, comrades and friends which helped to allow me to grow up in a free country. God Bless and Keep You.
May the Lord now protect and keep you.
Rest in Peace Major Winters. You were one of the greatest men of the Greatest Generation. You will always be remembered
I never meet you like many other people. You are a great inspiration to me! You may not have seen yourself as a hero but you are to the men of Easy company and the rest of the world. R.I.P.
My sincere condolences to the wife and relatives of major Dick Winters; he will never be forgotten.
Just wanted to offer my condolences to the Winters family. If my father (Henry A. Boyd A-company 506th) was alive today he would miss him greatly. My father and Dick were great friends. Now they are together again in Heaven. "CURAHEE".!!
Thank you for your great service to America. You were a wonderful example to your fellow service men and women and to all of us. May God bless your family. Rest in peace.
Rest in Peace Major Winters. You will never be forgotten.
What a hero and what a man. He touched our hearts more than words could ever say. He will not be forgotten. God rest his soul. He has earned his place in heaven, that is for sure!!!
A great and tremendous hero. Thank you Major Winters and the men like you who saved us from the evils of the Axis.
To the Entire Winters Family as well as the remaining family of Easy Company,
Major Winters was my oldest daughter's hero. She is 20 years old and knows more about Easy Company than most other 20 year olds. When I heard this news, I immediately called her to tell her. She told me she felt like crying. Her dream was to meet Major Winters, as she has already met many other members of the Band of Brothers at the WWII show in Reading. I held out hope that one day she would be able to shake the hand of the one man who she respected and admired the most in this world (next to her grandfather and great grandfather).
May you rest in peace, Major Winters, and may God bless you immensely when you walk into His kingdom.
My heartfelt thanks to Dick Winters and all the Greatest Generation for giving me the privilege of living in a Democracy. My deepest sympathy to all of the Winters family.
Tom in Illinois
A great and tremendous hero. Thank you Major Winters and the men like you who saved us from the evils of the Axis. Here is to our Biggest Brother.
May I offer you my sincere condolences to the unfortunate passing of an honorable man who always had for his fellow man in good and bad moment.
You as a family friend and the pain will be even harder.
But know that many around the world share in your pain and loss.
First of all, THANK YOU for serving our Country! Thank you for the Freedom you gave me and others of this Nation! I live in Central Pa and I wish I would have had the opportunity to meet you! You are a True Hero! Words can't say more then enough for all you did for this Country! Even as we mourn your passing we are a grateful nation and a FREE Nation because you, THANK YOU SIR!
To the Winters Family:
Many condolences on the loss of Major Winters. His service and later actions to document the history of Easy Company and assist the veterans are appreciated by people around the world. I know it is a difficult time for you and hope it helps to know that the thoughts and prayers of many are with you.
Thank you Major Winters, Our country should not, and I will not forget what you and all our service men, past and presant have done for the U.S.A. and the world. May you always be surround with your "band of brothers" "Were Paratroupers, were supposed to be surrounded"
My condolences to the Winters Family on the loss we have all sustained. My condolences also to the surviving members of Easy Company. I am proud of Major Winters and of all of you for your sacrifices for the free America we are so fortunate to live in.
A great and tremendous hero. Thank you Major Winters and the men like you who saved us from the evils of the Axis. Here is to our Biggest Brother.
My condolences to Major Winters's family. You are still a great inspiration to all. God bless you on your new journey and you will be greatly missed. You are a true American Hero. Thank you for your service.
Thank you for everything you have done, rest in peace major, I'm sure you have been welcomed to heaven as a hero.
France will never forget you and your company.
Major Winters exemplified all that was good about his generation, especially their bravery, hard work, and willingness to sacrifice for their country and following generations. He was an inspiration to all Americans and people who fight tyranny wherever it appears. My sympathies and prayers go out to you members of his family. God bless us everyone.
A great and tremendous hero. Thank you Major Winters and the men like you who saved us from the evils of the Axis. Here is to our Biggest Brother.
Steve Walrath ( Salt Lake City
Another of the Greatest Generation has left us. Brave men seldom think they are brave, but the words of others tell the true story. Rest in Peace.
1/83rd Artillery (Vietnam)
MY FATHER WAS IN BASTOGNE WITH YOU AND WATCHING BAND OF BROTHERS BROUGHT ME CLOSER TO HIM SO WHEN I WATCH IT REMINDS ME OF HIS PRIDE IN WHAT HE HAD DONE AND I CAN SHARE THAT WITH HIM. MY FATHER DIED IN 1984 AND WOULD HAVE LOVED YOUR STORY TOO. THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR INSPIRATION TO REMMEBER...MY FATHER CAPT. HENRY J SCHUENEMAN 3RD ARMY. TO THE FAMILY,I DID NOT KNOW HIM BUT HE GAVE ME GREAT HAPPIENESS......GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALL SAFE........
Thank you Major Winters for fighting for our freedom
Many condolences to your family. Thank you for what you did, it will always be remembered. I will make sure that I make my future children aware of the courage and greatness of you and your Band of Brothers.
though never met Major Winters, I feel like I lost a brother today. God Bless he
and all of Easy Company.
Thank you for everything you have done, now you rest in peace like a hero. France will never forget you and your company.
Our ‘Sweet Land of Liberty’ is all because of the heroism, patriotism and self-sacrifice of people like Dick Winters and his Band of Brothers. May you find peace in God’s loving arms and know how much you will be remembered and honored by all those lives you have touched.
A Nation's Strength
By Ralph Waldo Emerson
What makes a nation's pillars high
And it's foundations strong?
What makes it might to defy
The foes that round it throng?
It is not gold. It's Kingdoms grand
Go down in battle shock;
It's shafts are laid on sinking sand,
Not on abiding rock.
Is it the sword? Ask the red dust
Of empires passed away;
The blood has turned their stones to rust.
Their glory to decay.
And is it pride? Ah, that bright crown
Has seemed to nations sweet.
But God has struck its luster down
In ashes at his feet.
Not gold but only men take make
A people great and strong;
Men who for truth and honor's sake
Stand fast and suffer long.
Brave men who work while others sleep,
Who dare while others fly...
They build a nation's pillars deep
And lift them to the sky.
My Condolences to th Winters family. Thank You for your service to your country and to your men . I'm sure you are now in the Company of Heroes. I'm certain the upcoming "Battle of The Bulge Reenactment at Fort Indiantown Gap in 2weeks will be dedicated to this brave Soldier and Leader.
Dear Winters family- My deepest condolences to the family of a remarkable man. He may be gone is body but will be with you in spirit always.
May God bless you and your family, you in fact sir, were and always will be a hero. Thank you for your service to our country.
I wish to add my most sincere condolences to the Winters family. Both of my parents served in WWll and I have been so inspired by Maj. Winters' story. God bless you all. Judge David Hulbert (ret)
Dick Winters and I would meet about omce a month at Esther's restaurant on old route 22, and discuss business - he would re-sell vitamin premixes that my company sold him to area feed mills. Some years ago he began to tell me about the trips he and his former US Army company were making with Stephen Ambrose to European battle fields that they had fought on. I guess I didn't realize what a hero I was visiting with until he presented me with a signed copy of his book, Band of Brothers. If you haven't yet read it, you wouldn't know that Dick was the backbone of the company and the featured hero of the book. I'm proud to have been a friend and business associate of such a man.
My condolances to the family and friends of Richard Winters,and a big thanks for everything so we could live in peace and freedom.
Sir, your contributions to this country will never be forgotten. Thank you for all you have done, and thank you for being an inspiration to all. You truly fit the example for what it means to be a soldier, a leader, and a human being.
this is the kind of man that made this country what it was, i wish we had more like him now to help whip this country into shape again. he was a hero, and a real american. god bless you Dick, condolences and respect to your family.
God Bless you and your family. My father served in 502nd. I consider you all heroes. Thanks for your service.
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The word Thank You seems so small for what you did in service to this country.
May you rest in peace in the Lords Hands, Because you served your time in Hell here on earth. God Bless you and your family, And Thank You.
Let our nation mourn the passing of such a rare breed: a true American Hero who served with selflessness and humility. We live freely each day thanks to Major Winters and the remaining Veterans of The Greatest Generation. May God Hold you in the palm of His Hand, Major. Rest In Peace.
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My condolences to you and your family. While I didn't know Major Dick Winters personally, my heart broke when I learned of his passing. Major Winters was a courageous, inspiring, carrying man. He has had a tremendous impact on anyone who has ever met him or knew of him. He will always be remembered and appreciated for everything he has done and continued to do. God be with you and your family.
One of this country's most heroic has passed, however, his legacy and that of the men he led will live on . I will make it my life's mission to pass his story and the story of all the galant men and women who serve this country with unsurpassed courage and dedication to those who follow. Rest in Peace Major Winters
Thank you for your sacrifice and service when our nation needed it the most.
My sincere condolances to your family. The impact that Richard had on his men will live on forever. I have read several books with Richard featured in them and he seemed like a truly great man. When Band of Brothers came out on HBO my wife and I wrote him a letter. He was kind enough to respond with a hand written short note. That note has been in a frame on a wall in our living room ever since. He will be sorely missed.
TO EASY CO. AND ALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO SERVED IN WW II ,AND THE REST OF OUR MILITARY THANK YOU!!! MAJOR WINTERS WAS A TRUE AMERCIAN HERO!
I know God is holding his hand out to you Major Winters, rest in peace, we who were airborne salute you brother, Jack Williams Jasper, ark
To family of Maj. Winters from a retired Army officer: It was an honor to read of his selfless duty and of the admiration of his men. He will never be forgotten.
I was so sad to hear of the passing of Major Winters. After watching "Band of Brothers" I sent him a letter and he wrote back. I was thrilled to hear from him. My father was a tank driver in Patton's Third Army and fought and was wounded in the Battle of the Bulge. I know Major Winters has had a wonderful reunion on the "Golden Shores of Heaven" with all those of the "Greatest Generation" who have gone on before him including the ones who sacrificed their young lives fighting in WW2 so that I could live free. We have truly lost an American Hero and a Legend. My prayers are with the family. May the peace of Holy Spirit comfort you during this time.
Karen- Long Island, New York
Thank you for your service and sacrifice for this great country. Your leadership and bravery will never be forgotten. I know your men from E Company will welcome you in the afterlife. Veteran(Seattle, WA)
The country has lost a great hero and inspiration to all. All that have heard his story are better for it. Thank you from all of us and every generation that will follow us because you helped make that possible.
Words can't express my gratitude Major for the sacrifices you and your "brothers" made to our country. May God grant us the courage and strength to continue the tradition of you and others before you. I look forward to meeting you someday on the other side.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, a thousand times said would not be enough for the service given by Maj. Winters and all those men & women from WWII. No generation as a whole either before or after had the collective heart, soul, patriotism, selflessness, bravery, and humility that our WWII heroes possesed. Now Maj. Winters is reunited with all of his old pals. God love you all!!
Thank you Sir for your great service and sacrfice.
We thank you for our freedom which came at such a great cost! My condolences and prayers to the Winters family. Fusilier 1st class Bernard van Bronkhorst, Royal Dutch Army (ret) Limbricht the Netherlands.
My condolances to the family of Major Winters.True Heros are the ones who do not think they deserve it. Major Winters as with all that have served this country are true Heros. Rest in peace and Gods speed
Thank you for your service to our country! God Bless You!
Thank you Sir. From one paratrooper to another. Mission accomplished
Loving husband and father, loyal friend, outstanding soldier, patriotic American. Major Dick Winters, a humble and honorable man who never sought fame, will long be remembered.
Wow what a soldier and a leader. You and the men of Easy Co. was the bravist,gutest men. I watch the series and listen to the interviews of the war and felt I was there. I have watched the series at least 25 times. The best of the best you and the other men of Easy Co. May God Bless you when you get to heaven. You were one of a kind. My deepest sympathies to your family.
He was an insperation for every leader, at all levels. God Bless!
Maj Michael Lanham (Ret)
The world is a lesser place without MAJ Dick Winters. You are a shining example of virtue for the generations. Your legacy shall not be forgotten.
Rest easy, good sir! God speed. *salute*
So sad to lose another great American. He made a difference to the men he led, and in the grand picture, he made a difference for all Americans.
My heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.
To a Great American Hero. Thank You for all you have done for us. God bless you and your family. Rest In Peace.
Thanks to a man who truely understood that character can only be achieved through adversity. I salute you!
Gods Speed Sir..."All the Way"
A salute to a true hero, rest in peace Sir you are an inspiration to man kind. The military needs more leaders like you.
thank you major winters for you will always be a hero in our eyes
Seana Moulliet 101 all the way
I will always remember Dick Winter's statement that you "Lead From The Front".
He indeed served in a Company of Heroes and the world is a lesser place due to his passing. He was a man who demonstrated brave humility and embodied the essence of the Greatest Generation.
My condolances to your family. Just as you were in the right place at the right time at Brecourt Manor on D-Day to effect helping a lot of guys, so your impact is immeasurable because you shared your leadership principles at a time our country needs it most. Thank you for stepping up to the plate.
Duty, Honor, Country! Thank you Major Winters for your Bravery, and Leadership. Carry On Major. You have done your best!
My condolences to you and your family. I hope his memory keeps you and yours warm inside and bright outside.
My deepest condolences to the Winters family, loved ones and the men of Easy Company.
Although we never met, I met some of your men and they think the world of you. You were an inspiration and will never be forgotten.
I am honored to have been part of the majordickwinters.com community. Thank you for your service!
Have a safe landing, trooper. Rest in peace.
Thank you Major Winters for all sacrificed. Your dedication to our country shows how great of a patriot you truly are. May you rest in peace and enjoy the drop zones of heaven. Airborne leads the way, all the way. "Keep your knees and feet together, Sir"!
Thank you Maj Winters, now with Gods speed unit with your fallen brothers so you may once again stand alone together. Stand and know the scrifices made changed the word, brouht tryanny to an end and gave freedom a foot hold that will never be given back.
A True American Leader/Hero!!
Thank you Major Winters for fighting for our freedom. Now you can rest with your "company of heroes."
Gary Zenobi (Glastonbury, Ct.)
Thank you and your fellow soldiers who served in WW2 that protected not only the freedom of America but also the freedom of the know world at that time. God Bless you all !!
God Bless America !!
Chuck and Linda Patrick
My condolences and prayers to the Winters family. Major Winters served his country well and we appreciate the sacrifices of his generation.
Rest in peace, Mr. Winters. We need more like you and your brothers, past, present and future.
God bless you and your family, and this great nation of ours.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Mr Dick Winters serves as a role model for so many others to emulate throughout life. Band Of Brothers was as deeply touching as it was a tribute to the brave and gallant men who fought for our freedom in a war not so long ago.
I have watched Band Of Brothers several times with my 2 young sons and they have a great respect for those that were willing to sacrifice their lives for others. It has quicly become our favorite War Movie(s). We watch it every Chrismtas together.
GOD bless MR Dick Winters and the rest of the Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division.
May their legacy last forever and not be forgotten
Canadian Armed Forces (Ret'd)
Thank you for your service. You were my inspiration to rejoin the Army as an officer. I try to lead my men like you led yours. From one paratrooper to another... Airborne. All The Way Sir! God Bless and Rest in Peace Major Winters.
Major Winters reminded me so much of my dad, who was the pilot of a B-24 Liberator in WWII. Quiet, Strong, Private. Rest in peace paratrooper---a job well done
Maj. Winters, it was men like you, who insured that my father, ( a POW since Kazarine Pass, Feb of '43) was liberated in May of '45..
Thank you for your service, and duty beyond the call, that I realize is one of the reasons I am here to type this today.
May you be in Paradise forever!
the world has lost a truly great man, leader.. you will be missed. rest with the angels sir. SFC (ret) jim woolly
As a former member of 101st Division I have greatest regard for true a hero personfified by Dick Winters and the 'Band of Brothers' My commanding general in Vietnam, Gen Matherson, also served in that unit.
thank you major winters @ god bless you rest in peace.sgt brown john 3/144 inf.36 inf div
Your performance under so much pressure inspires me to this day. if the book is accurate, you are a hero, and now in the company of heros. Rest In Peace.
My deepest sympathies to the Winters family. Words cannot express the sorrow of losing one so curageous, so humble and so dear. Thank you Major Winters for your service and sharing your story so we can appreciate the efforts you and all the men and women of our armed forces have given and continue to give so we can remain free. God bless and Godspeed Major.
We all owe Major Winters and the rest of the "Greatest Generation" a debt we can't repay. His legacy is one of honor, courage and humility.
His memory will live on as long as there are "Bands of Brothers" who serve the rest of us.
We salute you sir, and ask for God's comfort and blessing upon your family. Rest in peace.
My condolences to the Majors family. I shall never forget this kind and humble giant among men. I wish you rest and eternal peace in a much better world Major, God knows you earned it.
They don't make them like you anymore. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your family. God keep you.
CMSgt, USAF, Retired
Thank you for all you did. Because of men like you we are all free. They don't make them like the brave men of WWII anymore. RIP Major Winters
May God be with you, Sir. I have been to the Normandy beaches and Bastogne several times and am an avid reader of the European Campaign. My father served in the infantry (442nd Regimental Combat Team) in Northern Italy and Southern France in 1944-45. You and those you served with are truly great Americans. We owe you a great debt of gratitude. Jim Dunn, San Diego
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Winters family and friends in these difficult times.
Major, though we never met, I feel as though you were part of my family in some way. Soft landings with your Brothers in Heaven. Currahee!
Easy Company (re-enacted)
Thank you Major Winters,you are my true hero.You have inspired me to be the best i can be.God bless you and your family you are now recieving your just reward you are finally walking with god.
Even as we mourn, Heaven rejoices as it is richer for your presence.
You will not be forgotten, but, with those with whom you served, honored forever in our memories.
Connie Andrews (Browns Mills, NJ)
Thank you Major Winters for your service to this country. You are an example to be followed and learned from. You will always be my hero. Soft landing Paratrooper!
I am currently reading BIGGEST BROTHER and you just got to admire this man and all the mem of Easy Company ,also all the the men that fought in that war. He is the definition of, BE A LEADER NOT A FOLLOWER,That he was to so many.
The final struggle is at an end. Now Richard Winters can stand before those brother soldiers who have gone before him.
May his family find strength at the sad time and may he rest in peace.
Despite his protests, Dick Winters will always be considered a hero to those who followed him in service. Thank you, sir, for your example. Fair winds and following seas.
God bless Richard Winters & everyone who ever served their country past & present. America owes you a greater debt than it can ever pay. "Uncommon valor was a common virtue" applies to all who serve their country. God speed Major Winters.
A true example of the quiet professional. Rest in peace sir. You and men like you make all of us Screaming Eagles proud to have served.
The world I grew up in is due to the heroism of men like Dick Winters. Although I never me t the man I did get to learn about him through books and a movie. The world owes a lot to him and all of the men of easy company. The world is a better place thanks to Dick Winters. Thank you for all you gave.
It is difficult to put into words how Major Winters inspired me, inspired my life. I found my own courage through his. I will forever be grateful for all he and his men did, and I am saddened to see an American hero leave this world. However, his time here blessed us all, and for that I thank him. God bless and Rest in Peace, Major Winters.
It is with sad heart that I just like to express my most sincere condolence, it really touches me, and I wanted my way to send my deepest respect for this great man, this hero who helped free of our country France (Normandy), yet all my sincere condolence to the family, rest in peace Major Richard "Dick" Winters with your brother in arms who had to leave so we are sadly
Mr. Winters was a huge inspiration for many. Worldwide he was loved. We will never forget him. Thank you for fighting, so we could live in freedom. Rest peacefully. Yuri - Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Thank you for your service, inspiration and quiet humility that continues to take those who never knew what you went through and open our eyes. We are truly indebted to your spirit and honor forever. Rest in peace with your friend Nix and other brothers who have went before you, for you have truly earned it.
Thank you so much for your bravery, honesty & wonderful leadership. Please accept our sympathy for all the family members.
I watched his interview segments during the HBO specials. You could see the sincerity in his eyes, the tone of his voice. His devotion to his men and dedication to be a responsible leader was an honor to witness. My soul was very moved by his, and his mens', interviews...their courage, unity and sacrifices. And, even though I've never personally met Richard "Dick" Winters, I am just as moved by his passing.
Thank you, God for sending Maj Winters when he and his band of brothers were so needed to help our country. Thank you Maj Winters for your service and be at peace.
As a WW2 re-enactor, I relive the battle's that they fought through. I do this in honor of him and all of the veterans to help keep the history alive. Major I salute you for your service and what you have done, may you rest in peace.
God bless you and your family. It is truly important, today, to remember the men of the Greatest Generation. RIP Maj. Winters.
I am sadden by the passing of Maj. Richard Winters, this man was a true gentleman, a true leader of men and a leader in all aspects of his life, this is an example of what a true man and a gentleman is made of.
May God bless him with eternal peace and everlasting life for his good service both in and out of the military. The world seems a colder place without him, and people like him. It is now OUR responsibility to emulate his life and carry on the legacy of service and honor that he taught us all.
You are an inspiration for all future leaders including myself. You will be greatly missed.
No words can express the admiration I have for Dick's Winters and the men of Easy companys deeds during the struggle to defeat the Nazi's. It took these fine men and many others like them to free Europe. May God bless Richard Winters and all the Vets for their valor.
Hal Conick, Wheaton, Il.
Thank you Major Winters for your service and for sharing your life with all of us. Learning about you and your men made a huge impact in my life. You were a true leader who loved your men. You will be misse
Thank you, Major, for all that you did and sacrificed for our country. You and your generation will never be forgotten.
I worked with the son of Carwood Lipton and watched Band of Brothers several times. I am glsd they both lived long enough to see their stories revealed through the book and mini-series.
I saw the live interviews and admired his humility and strenth. Rest in peace.
Like many others I only know Dick Winters through the books and HBO series. I thank him for his service and leadership.
I owe him much, as my father landed on Utah Beach, after the guns at Brecourt were taken out. If things had been different on June 6th, I might not even exist.
Dick Winters showed the men of E Company the way, and in doing that he showed us all the way.
Thank you for your brave and honorable service Major Winters. You are a true hero to all Americans. My sincere condolences to your family. God bless. Beth McCollom, Reamstown, PA
Major Winters was a true American hero: Strong and courageous, yet humble and unassuming. His qualities reflected the best of what it is to be American and we are poorer for his loss.
He serves in a grander Army now, the one marshalled in heaven. God Speed, Major Winters. You will be missed.
~Ryan A. Keeton
SSG (Ret) U.S. Army
No words can express my sorrow at the loss of this brave man. A hero of mine is gone. May he rest in peace.
You made your final jump Major Winters.
Lest we forget ! Currahee !
My condolences to the Winters family .
American has lost another great hero from the Greatest Generation. God Speed. My condolences to the family an friends of this great American.
May he have finally found the peace he was looking for. I and many other Veterans salute you and the members of Easy.......... R.I.P Sir
Thank you for your service and stellar example of leadership and, yes, heroism. It would have been an honor of a lifetime to have known him. The nation is poorer for not having him with us. May you enjoy the peace you so richly deserve in the presence of God!
A true hero in every sense of the word. God bless you and your family.
Thank You for everything Dick!! A true hero!! Rest in peace!
My condolences go out to the Winters family, for the loss of your loved one. I too am a son of a WWII veteran who was a member of the 101st Airborne Division that fought in the Battle of the Bulge. We have lost a true American Hero
The Allied Forces Museum Herselt Belgium
will remember you and all people who have done so much for our freedom .
Rest in Peace Major
Thanks for all Mr WINTERS....
I am a brother veteran whose family tree goes back to the Revolutionary War. My Dad served in the Pacific during WWII in the Navy. My godfather was in the Third Army that broke through to Bastogne. I served in the 12th Tactical Fighter Wing, Vietnam (Nov 66-67). I leave all my brother and sister veterans and those who read this, a quote from a C-ration box at Khe Sanh TET '68 by a Marine, presumed KIA. "For those who have served, FREEDOM has a special flavor the protected will never know."
I have a personal story. My father was in the Army and was part of the contingent that landed on Utah Beach. Major Winter's company's attack/ disabling of the guns at Brecourt Manor very likely saved my father's life.
A grateful daughter,
Debra O'Connell, Wallingford CT.
From the eldest daughter of a WWII vet, thank you for your service to our country and the world. May you Rest In Peace, Major Winters
A shining example of the type of men our Nation needs especially now. A true American hero. Thank you Good Sir. God Bless Maj Winters and his family in this time of mourning for their Loved One.
To the Winters Family,
I just wanted to say that Major Winters was truly my inspiration in leadership. His efforts in WWII are; and will always be appreciated. He is and will always be loved by myself and my family. I hope you can all see the imapact he has had on; not only our nation, but several in the ETO as well. GodSpeed Major Winters! With Love to Dick and the rest of the Winters family!
My deepest sympathy goes out to the Winters family. I KNOW you are all proud of this wonderful man who lead troops into battle in a great way for our freedom. I am most appreciative for all that he did for our country & will never forget it.
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived...a true hero in my eyes.
Love & Blessings
We grieve the passing of an extrodinary leader and man. May he have the peace that he and his so dearly deserve.Major Winter was truely of the "greatest generation".
America has lost a hero, may he rest in peace in the arms of Our Lord. My deepest sympathy to his family.
The passing of a true American Hero. God Bless you and thank you for your service Major Winters.
You are an incredible inspiration as a man,as a soldier,as a human being. We are all humbled by your incredible contribution to our freedom. Thank you will never be enough. (Richard Lane, walla walla wa)
Our sincere condolences to the Winters family.Many have talked and written about Dick Winters leadership and bravery. He was a exceptional leader and exhibited extraordinary courage. More importantly, he was a humble, caring and loving man.
goooodbye to an american patriot
Its a sad day. These guys were my heros growing up. They were true patriots that we could all learn a thing or two from. GySgt Shane Brown, USMC(R)
Our hearts go out to your family and your American family was blessed by your service. Thank you Commander Winters. You were the true and original definition of hero.
I only just "discovered" Major Winters and Easy Company a few months ago and was amazed at the courage of all those men during WWII. Major Winters and all our WWII veterans are role-models for young people in this country, especially those who serve our nation today.Maj. Winters was also a true and kind gentleman and will be greatly missed.
A true hero, inspiration, and extraordinary man...Hang tough! With Love, Jilli *meet you at the North Star!
Mr. Winters was a real American hero. We are weaker for his loss. My sincere condolences to his family.
Integrity,faith,courage,leadership,brains a greater example of these qualities will be hard to find.
He and his Band of Brothers are truly heroes.
May he rest in peace. God bless him.
We are forever in his debt for the leadership, bravery and courage he exhibited in World War II and his devotion to Easy Company. Thank God for his life and for what he did for the freedom of all Americans. A true American hero, even if he he didn't want the title. He's now again with his "Band of Brothers."
(Roberta Faul-Zeitler, formerly of York PA)
American hero, plain and simple. Wish I could have met him and shook his hand. I can only imagine the things his eyes must have seen so that we may never haver to.
Major Winters has been my hero since I first became interested in the Band of Brothers series in the early 2000's. He was a real American hero and patriot. My condolences go out to everyone of his family members in this difficult time. I pray that Major Winters final jump had a soft landing and he is now comfortable in the company of all those heroes that had gone before him and he knows a world without war. Tonight we can sleep peacefully because another hero has been laid to rest.
A True American Hero, God Speed!
Thank you for your service. I hope you meet your Band of Brothers (King Henry V) as you go through that door of the mystery of life. Surely God has a place for such men and women as Mr. Winters.
Sir, you were a true American Hero. Thank you for all that you have done! Rest in peace sir!
Rest in Peace major Richard Dick Winters
You will be missed, my thoughts are with the family.
A true inspiration to all Americans and the world. *Mother of a soldier
Most of us only know about Mr. Winters through "Band of Brothers", but he has come to embody the generation that gave their all to preserve our way of life. They were all true heroes, and Mr. Winters helped us remember that. My deepest respect, gratitude, and condolences.
God Bless and keep you Mr. Richard Winters. The world we live in today was changed by a few, a happy few, our band of brothers. Your men are waiting atop Currahee in heaven.
God Bless you and sincerely Thank You for all you had done to save the world for us all.
You were a hero amongst heroes and many of us will always be honored to have met you.
May your family and friends always treasure all the memories they have with you, and may the rest of us honor you with a prayer for your peace.
Heroes often will be missed, but should always be remembered.
I am so sad at the passing of this humble man, he is my hero
I am at a loss for words. I hope the family can find comfort in knowing he is at peace. I wish to be a fraction of the man he was.
Rest in Peace Major Winters. You personify leadership and inspired so many people. God bless you. Hang Tough! Jim in Chapin, SC
A true American hero, from the greatest generation.....rest in peace sir, and thank you for your service, and dedication to our country
Today we are deeply saddened by the loss of one who never claimed the title hero yet lived such a heroic life. I am named after one of the generation who never came home from Europe. He was KIA serving with the 80th Infantry coming to relieve Bastogne. Somehow through Maj Winters and the men of Easy CO., I came to know him better.
Stand easy trooper, you have carried the colors long enough. We will take them from here.
May he rest in Peace. My father and mother talked of Dick many times with fond memories. Patricia DeGinto daughter of the late William H. Wagner a member of the Band of Brothers 101st Easy Company.
He has made his final jump. Major Winters is the kind of officer that I strive to be. My heart and thoughts are with his family and friends.
Thank you for your service and saving the world. I met this hero at Heritage Days in Waterford,Pa. a couple of years ago. I could have stood there all day. He and my grandfather ARE the greatest generation.
One less true American hero. Godspeed, Major Winters. Currahee.
To the family of Dick Winters,
Your Winters cousins in Yadkin County, North Carolina, send their condolences and prayers during this time.
Karasann (pronounced kuh ZAN) Winters
Andrew L. Mackie
Yadkinville, NC 27055
What a wonderful man with a wonderful story of courage, bravery and true heroism. As a young 30-something I can tell you he has inspired my generation to love our country just a little bit more. God bless.
Dick as a retired soldied, we shall all meet one day in a world of no wars. I hope you meet the men of Easy Co. God Bless you all. SFC George Berger (Ret.) USA.
I live in nearby Pottsviooe, Pa. and a fellow WWII vet.. I often felt I wanted to try to find you at your home to thank you and your fellow Company E heroes. I read about (and saw) Band of Brothers and admired your stories.
God bless you and Company E for your heroic deeds.
A truly wonderful man and patriot! I feel blessed having had the opportunity to learn about him and his fellow soldiers in "Band of Brothers". The world bids farewell to a man who touched many lives and many hearts. Godspeed.
Thank you for your service to a grateful country. Selflessness is a rare quality in a leader. We will miss one of the greatest in the Greatest Generation.
To the friends and family of Major Winters, know that he is at peace and that God will comfort you. He was a soldier who did his duty to the best of his ability and an example of what Americans should strive to be. Our country could use more people of his character and leadership. I am proud to look at him as a role model. May his example be followed and his life be remembered forever more. RIP Major Winters. May you be joined with your men in Heaven. Thank you for your service.
Thank you Mr. Winters, for helping save the world, when you were a young man. Rest in peace.
A true inspiration to all. Thank you for sharing your story with the world. My deepest condolences to the Winters family & may God look over you always.
I will pray to God to help Maj. Winters family today and in the coming days. I know Dick Winters is with God. Great man. Thank You Maj. Winters for everything.
Our world is a better place because of people like you.
Thank you for your service and example for which to live by. God be with you sir.
I never met Major Winters, but his life story has made me make significant changes in mine. He is now with his men in Europe that he led in a courageous quest to keep the world free and at peace. God Bless Him.
It is with a heavy heart that I sent my sincerest condolences to the family of Major Dick Winters. Treasure your moments with him knowing that he will await your reunion in Heaven.
He is one of the last of The Greatest Generation.
Many who fought in Europe and the Pacific during World War II never found peace within after fighting and witnessing the atrocities of war. My own Dad was among them. He died at the age of 52 when I was only 12.
Bay God bless all of you.
I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Winters for a short period of time and was impressed by his gentle and honest nature.
Major Winters - May you rest in the eternal peace you so richly deserve. I have always been interested in WWII as my late father served in the Navy in the South Pacific. You and Easy's stories are what makes our country so great. America needs leaders such as you and I'm very glad the 101st Airborne is still in service.
My God grant your family peace during this difficult time. And, may I join a host of others adding my thanks for what you did. I will watch Band of Brothers and read your book again during the coming weeks to help keep you and your regiment's memory alive.
God Bless you SIR!!
God bless a true American and patriot. I don't really have the words to show my true appreciation for your valor as well as your humbleness for a job well done. You are indeed the hero of hero's.
I was saddened to hear of the passing of Major Winters. He was an inspiration to many of us who served. Thank you dear brother in arms and may you rest in peace.
Major....you are a hero. I just want to say Thank You. Inspiration.
God Bless You
May you and Audie Murphy be forever together in His Kingdom.You and He were the best of our countrys fighting men. John A Venezia Pennasylvania
Godspeed Maj. Winters, you are a true American hero. May future generations of Americans inherit your courage.
My condolences to the Winters family. Although he never admitted it, he WAS a true hero. Thank you for your service to America and Go with GOD. I salute you Maj. Winters.
He is now with his fellow heroes in Heaven, he and his men are true American heroes...
We praise God for the life and service of our veteran. May he rest in peace in the arms of our Lord as a grateful nation mourns.
Michele N. Sandridge, Chaplain
American Legion Auxiliary
Department of Ohio
One day, after purchasing his book, I felt it in my heart to reach him by telephone. He and I talked for a little while. He was kind and quite humble. He was touching. Mrs. Winters, and the entire family: I shall never forget him. Never. And that is a promise.
a sister of Reuben Louis Garnett, Jr.,
KIA March 4, 1966, My Phu, Vietnam, while serving with 1/327th of the 101St Airborne Divison. He was born in Steelton, PA.
My condolences to the family of a great man and great American. I didn't know him but through the mini seires I grew to respst and admire him. He was truly one of the Greatest in the Greatest Generation!
America has lost one of it's Guardian Angels. I have no words to discribe my admiration for you Major Dick Winters. God Bless You. USMC/Rick Barney
May he rest in peace. Thanks for all he and his men did for us, the people in Holland. We will never forget this.
Thank You and your Men for my Freedom.
It is very evedent that the world is a much better place because of men and women like Mr. Winters. The world owes them a great deal of thanks for with out them we would not be where we are now. Thank you Mr Winters and God rest.
A really true American Hero! R.I. P.
Thank you Major Winters for giving yourself as a sacrifice for my family and my children to enjoy a safer world. May you rest now eternally in heaven and hear the words from your creator, "well done, good and faithful servant"
Dear Ethel, My heart just broke. May God keep you and your family close at this time. I will always treasure the memories of NO. My prayers are with you and your children. To quote Dick, Hang Tough!
Maj. Dick Winters has made the final jump. A leader among heroes. Wish I could've met you in person, but thru the miniseries and your book, I feel as if I knew you just a little. Thank you for what you and Easy Co. did for America. HOOAH!
"...now arises from hallowed ground a delicate cloud of bugle notes that softly say, farewell..."
Sgt Joyce Kilmer
165th US Inf (formerly 69th NY NG)
KIA Ourcq, France July 30, 1918
RIP Major Winters! I can only hope that I can lead my men and women the way you did.
God bless you and your family.
Thank you for all you did......
I had the most awesome privilege of meeting Major Winters at an Leadership conference several years ago in Grantville PA. What a true patriot and honorable gentleman. May God bless you Major Winters, your family, all those of Easy Company and those serving there country across the world.
My son is a 1st LT. Airborn Pathfinder. From a young Age Mr. Winters inspired him to be all that he can be.
You have touced so many lives including my own. Although we have never net, I feel honored that i was able to know of you. What you have done for this country and your fellow service members will never be forgotten. I am also honored to know that we shared the same area of residence. You were a humbale man, friend, comarade. For that, I thank you, from one serviceman to another, Thank You for your service. May you rest in peace and never go forgotten.
SrA Josiah Sites (Lebanon, PA)
Rest in Peace Major Winters
A true American Hero, I would have loved to have met this great man.
I salute you sir, rest easy. Arv Jensen, McHenry, IL. USN Seabees
"David, after he had served his own generation . . . fell asleep."
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
"God bless you, Major Winters"
My condolences to Mr. Winter's family. He was one of our nation's true heroes and will be greatly missed. God Bless his gallant soul.
Rest in peace Maj. Winters. America has lost a true American Hero. Thank you for all that you did in your service to our country. God Bless you and your family.
Dick Winters is a true American hero, and is a personification of the best of his generation. I wish there were more people like him now in this country, it would be a better place indeed. My condolences to the family he left, I'm sure you're all very proud to have been in his company. Mike Humphreys(Deland, FL)
A Great Hero is gone and will be sorely missed. However, his legacy will live on in this great country to which he and his comrades so proudly served. If I could put myself to live at anytime, I would be right by their sides. My sincerest condolences go out to the Winters family. May God Bless you and keep you and help you to celebrate the life of this great hero. God Bless America
To the family of Richard
Winters, I saw Band of
Brothers. Even though I
did not no this fine
officer, He was my hero.
Sgt. Lee Lopez
3rd Bat. 3rd. Brigade
187th Infantry 101st Abn.
God bless him and his family. A true American hero. He is certainly in heaven because he spent his time in hell.
God Bless all the men who served in WWII. You are all heros to me. Condolences to the Winters family.
May everyone truly understand the sacrifices Richard Winters and his men made. They left an incredible mark in history and were instrumental in saving thousands of lives and ending the war. If all men were like Richard Winters this world would be a perfect place. God bless you Major Winters.
My heart is saddened by the loss of Maj. Winters. He was and always will be an iconic figure of WWII. His bravery was a shining example of how Officers should behave amidst the hell of war towards enlisted men. My condolences to his family and the men he lead. We have truely lost an American Hero. Rest now brave warrior. Your fight on Earth is complete. Rest amongst your fallen friends, the angels and God.
Our deepest sympathy for Ethel and the Winters Family. May he rest in peace!
Anna, Lynne and Joe Trojcak
Dick Winters was my inspiration and made me the soldier I was throughout my militairy career. I can only hope that I was half the man he was.
My condolances for his family and friends. I salute you.
Sergeant ret. Jerry Meijs
My deepest condolences to the Winters family. From all accounts, Major Winters was a truly great man. He deserves the gratitude, respect and love of the entire nation.
He will be missed, even by those of us who never had the honor of meeting him.
IN WAR HE LEAD "EASY" COMPANY,NOW HE IS WITH HIS MEN ONCE AGAIN.GODSPEED MAJOR WINTERS
So many have goen before you. Some in battle at 19, now so many at 90. So few left.
Major Winters has led his final patrol and has met his "Rendezvous with Destiny" with great humility . May God grant him rest at his final objective. A true American hero. (Davenport Iowa)
America has lost a true hero. RIP Major Richard Winters. My condolences to the Winters' family. TSgt Kenneth Akins, USAF, Retired
Major Winters, we are all in debt to you, your 'Band of Brothers', and all who stepped forward and sacrificed when America was in need. You personified the best America had to offer, and set an example for the rest of us. Thank you for your service, and your sacrifice. Rest in honored peace.
The Nation has lost a great person. My love, thanks and prayers to the Winters' Family.
God bless you. We are free today due to the sacrifices you and your men made for our country. You will never be forgotten.
We have lost another great man.
Our condolences to Maj Winters family at your time of sadness. America has lost another Hero from this The Greatest Generation.
Rest in Peace Sir, you have done your duty.
My condolences to the Winters family. Rest In Peace Mr. Winters, and thank you for all the sacrifices that you and your fellow soldiers have made for our freedom here in Europe.
May God bless this wonderful and courageous man's soul. I will forever remember how he led his men in battle without ever thinking to send someone else in his own place. He was the epitome of an American Hero and should have been awarded the CMH.
May the Winters' Family find strength in the knowledge that they lived around a true American Hero.
RIP Major Winters. Hopefully, someday, everyone in the U.S. will know what you did for your men and your country.
If you google the word "HERO" the top listing should be Dick Winters. Rest in Peace Sir!
A true American Hero....You have now found that peace you were looking for after your first day of battle in Normandy. Rest in Peace Major Winters you are a true inspiration to many.
To a man who is, was, and ever will be, in my eyes a true american.
God bless your soul. You are beautiful in every aspect of life.
THANK YOU FOR MY FREEDOM!!!
May you rest in peace.There are no expressions of gratitude that can equal your service to this nation and the world. You have been called to serve the Lord. A task you will no doubt fulfill. Your brave men that preceded you, await your soul.
Airborne, All the Way! RIP Trooper.
Rest peacefully brave warrior...
May he rest in peace and never be forgotten.
I am sorry that I never met this man but somehow I feel that I did. There seemed to be an aura of peacefulness around him. He only wanted the best for those in his care. My heart is heavy with news of his passing. We, the American people owe a great deal to him and the men of his caliber. I salute you Major Winters and godspeed sir.
I would not have the things I have today if it were not for Major Winters and all who served. Major Winters God Bless you and may you rest in peace. Thank You
Godbless you Major Winters, I take comfort in knowing that you have truly earned the wings that you ware now. Thank you, and to all those brave men who served.
He never asked of his men what he would not be willing to do himself. The world has lost a great man and a true hero. Rest in peace.
I am so thankful for his service to this country. My condolences to the Winters family. TSGT Beth Young (VA)
A true amerian hero. RIP.
Thank you Mr. Winters. My heartfelt sympathy the family and friends of Mr. Winters.
Very soon God will make wars to cease all over the earth and we will live in peace on the earth forever.(Psalms 46:9. 37:11,29)
Dear family Winters. My sincerest condolences. Mr. Winters was during my lifetime and also all 101e airborne veterans an example for freedom. I live in Eindhoven and every year 101e vets stayed at our house during there visit in our liberationweek in september. I met a lot of man of easy company and they shared a lot of stories and emotions during their stay. A picture of mr. Winters is hanging in my office for a few years now and the clients I coach in Leadership need while during coaching to read books about him. He is an inspirational leader in many ways. I am 44 years old now and my children are learning about him, others and WO II. Every year since I was a little child I visit Normandy and my children also now. I will never forget dat I thank my freedom in Eindhoven, Netherlands because of this and these man. We can never say thanks enough and give an example to all people we meet on our lifepath. With love Riette
may our thoughts and prayers be with the family major winters left behind.
He didn't want to be called hero, for in our thoughts he remains so
Our condolences to the family and friends of Maj. Winters. A courageous an honorable example of the "greatest generation". The world needs many more such men (and women).--
Prayers to Major Winters and the rest of the great generation. They did there job, and were exposed to death and the horrors of war yet they came home and said nothing about the carnage they had been exposed to. I salute Richard Winters and his accomplishments that saved so many lives. I know he could only do that with a group of men that respected his leadership. From this old 82nd paratrooper I tip my hat to a true hero of the 101st Airborne. I know you are heaven bound for you have spent your time in hell, RIP
This man will live on in the memeries of all of us. He is AMERICA.
In deepest appreciation for what this man and his mates did for the liberation of my mothers Europe.
Peter de Haas, Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands
God Bless you Mr Winters and the rest of the World War Two veterans. I thank you for our freedom. You are truly part of the greatest generation. US Army Vet
He made an impact on my life, and yet, I never met him.
rest in peace dick winters...you are a true hero and we are so thankful for all you and all who have served our country so bravely.
Rest in peace sir i salute sir you and your men are the greatest men that ever lived.
God Bless and keep you Maj. Winters. Rest in peace, your men are waiting for you on God's Currahee. May angels comfort your family in this hour of need. This world has become a better place because you and your Band of Brothers did what others couldn't.
May you rest in peace, sir. My namesake survived D-Day, Market-Garden, and Bastonge. I never had the fortune to meet him, though, as he is still over there. God bless you, your family, and the lives you touched along the way.
Francis DeLorme Mahaffey (Chesterfield, VA)
I speak English today because of men like you. RIP.
The reason I live in freedom, here in Western Europe, is because this generation, represented by mr. Winters, was one of true heroism. R.I.P. & thanks so much!
This WARRIOR is why they are called, "THE GREATEST GENERATION."
H. Rowe Vt
Thank you for your service to our country. May God bless you. You truly were part of the "Greatest Generation". B. Kime
A man who lived by very simple convictions… Give all you can and expect nothing in return. A man of his character will surely be missed.
It is with a deep sadness and personal sense of loss that I learned today of the death of Richard Winters. After reading Stephen Ambrose's book "Band of Brothers," and seeing the HBO series of the same name, I was filled with amazement and admiration for this fine man. All of us are so much poorer for his loss. My most sincere condolences to the Winters family. I will never forget Major Winters.
My husband and I enjoyed learning about Major Winters and Easy Company through the movie Band of Brother and the books.
Mr. Winters, you are an inspiration to all Americans. M