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diabsoule
01-09-2011, 09:44 PM
The famous commander of E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne "the band of brothers". He wrote an incredible book called Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters and was truly a hero of WWII.

RIP to one of my role models.

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CJSchneider
01-09-2011, 09:52 PM
If you ever watch the series "Band of Brothers", at one point, right after the D-Day invasion, Winters leads a platoon against an attack on a German artillery position. The attack was so successful that it is still outlined in Army FM 7-8 The Infantry Riffle Platoon and Squad.

"Currahee", Major Winters.

Paul
01-09-2011, 09:53 PM
RIP.

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brat316
01-09-2011, 10:29 PM
I loved Band Of Brothers. I was trying to find another book he wrote.

I watch BoB at least once a year.

Giantsfan1080
01-09-2011, 10:31 PM
R.I.P to a great American. I'm glad his story was told in Band of Brothers.

Paul
01-09-2011, 10:52 PM
I loved Band Of Brothers. I was trying to find another book he wrote.

I watch BoB at least once a year.

Same. It really is one of the best produced shows/mini-series/movies, whatever i've ever seen. And that quote I posted gets me all the time.

Don Vito
01-10-2011, 01:27 AM
Just saw this, RIP to an American hero.

LizardState
01-10-2011, 09:48 AM
That Winters survived the D-Day night jump, the subsequent 2-3 days of combat then was able to perform his heroic team leadership in knocking out the battery of feared German 88s is phenomenal. And he did a remarkable job of recounting it in the book that was the basis of BoB. Medal of Honor material.

RIP.

McGahee
01-10-2011, 05:33 PM
RIP Mr. Winters

DoughBoy
01-10-2011, 05:37 PM
I love awesome war stories... RIP Winters.

Shahin
01-10-2011, 05:38 PM
A true badass right there, and an awesome leader of men from the squad level on up.

TACKLE
01-10-2011, 05:47 PM
RIP Dick Winters.

Babylon
01-10-2011, 06:04 PM
Rendezvous with destiny.

senormysterioso
01-10-2011, 06:26 PM
A Great Soldier, and a great American. He is an example of what a Officer should be. RIP, Sir.

Halsey
01-10-2011, 07:17 PM
What a fascinating person. May his grandchildren, great grandchildren, and so on never see a war like the one he fought in.

wogitalia
01-10-2011, 07:30 PM
In honour to this I have decided to finally dedicate the time to watch BoB!

RIP!

senormysterioso
01-10-2011, 07:35 PM
Has anybody seen the Pacific yet? I've heard it's about the John Basilone and the 1st Marines at Guadalcanal. Normandy was rough, but I'd take it any day of the week over being in those God forsaken jungles.

brat316
01-10-2011, 07:36 PM
Has anybody seen the Pacific yet? I've heard it's about the John Basilone and the 1st Marines at Guadalcanal. Normandy was rough, but I'd take it any day of the week over being in those God forsaken jungles.

I saw it. It was okay. I still like BoB.

Paul
01-10-2011, 07:41 PM
The Pacific has the misfortune of forever being compared to BOB, no matter what. I wasn't a big fan of it though.

senormysterioso
01-10-2011, 08:46 PM
That sucks. John Basilone is one of the best Medal of Honor citations that there is outside of maybe Audie Murphy and Alvin York. I'd have thought that it'd be pretty hard to screw that up.

diabsoule
01-10-2011, 09:58 PM
Has anybody seen the Pacific yet? I've heard it's about the John Basilone and the 1st Marines at Guadalcanal. Normandy was rough, but I'd take it any day of the week over being in those God forsaken jungles.

If you watch The Pacific go into without any misconceptions of it being Band of Brothers. It is not nor does it project itself to be such. It shows you the horrors of war in the Pacific theater. The difference in mentality between the enemy in the European theater to that in the Pacific theater is shown and if you didn't want to find in the European theater then the Pacific would be pure hell.

I recommend it.