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#3175739 - 01/10/11 01:51 AM Dick Winters, of BoB, has died  
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Dick Winters, the former World War II commander whose war story was told in the book and miniseries Band of Brothers, has died.


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#3175743 - 01/10/11 01:58 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175744 - 01/10/11 02:02 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175746 - 01/10/11 02:04 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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Oh nooo. frown RIP

#3175748 - 01/10/11 02:07 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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A hero, in every sense of the word. I can honestly say that I aspire to be as much like Richard Winters as possible. He is, in my opinion, one of the greatest men ever to have graced this planet with his presence. Not just one of the greatest soldiers, but one of the greatest men in general.

I played the Band of Brothers theme now, and shed some tears.

Rest in peace Richard Winters

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#3175753 - 01/10/11 02:15 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175765 - 01/10/11 02:31 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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A great leader and an even better person. A sad, sad day.

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#3175768 - 01/10/11 02:34 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175783 - 01/10/11 02:53 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175800 - 01/10/11 03:09 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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Man! Not Winters frown ..no words really to say how much i think of Winters as a leader of men, one of the very few i truly class as a hero,regardless of what he says smile rip Dick.

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#3175801 - 01/10/11 03:11 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175817 - 01/10/11 03:44 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175824 - 01/10/11 04:12 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175827 - 01/10/11 04:23 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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A sad day indeed. frown

I am currently just a couple of chapters into his book "Beyond the Band of Brothers".

#3175834 - 01/10/11 04:44 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175835 - 01/10/11 04:45 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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#3175838 - 01/10/11 04:48 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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A great man and an amazing story
Nazis couldn't take him out but God called him home.
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#3175847 - 01/10/11 05:11 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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I am deeply saddened to read that he has passed. frown
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#3175907 - 01/10/11 08:36 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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RIP Major Winters

I read his book "Beyond Band of Brothers", and of course "Band of Brothers", plus have seen the TV show several times. I believe I would have gone to hell and back with that man had I been there.


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#3175910 - 01/10/11 09:15 AM Re: Dick Winters, of BoB, has died [Re: Vertigo1]  
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S . He lived a long life.What is sad in his death is that these WW2 heroes were the link to history , to the struggle for freedom and against barbary.


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