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What an amazing guy. Great read for those who haven't read that story yet.

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Did anyone else expect something different when they opened this thread???? Maybe It's just because I'm young and didn't know who Dick Winters was.

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I have spent most of my money on fly fishing and beer. The rest I just wasted.

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Did anyone else expect something different when they opened this thread???? Maybe It's just because I'm young and didn't know who Dick Winters was.

RIP

Be thankful for the great men like Dick Winters that risked their lives to assure freedom for you and all of us in the USA.

Dick Winters, a Lancaster native, parachuted in with his Easy Company brethren behind enemy lines in the early morning hours of D-Day, June 6, 1944. Later in the day, he led a charge against a Nazi artillery unit that was firing on the Allied invasion force at Utah Beach.

After gathering 12 men, Winters worked his way into the enemy trenches and destroyed four artillery pieces that had held Allied troops at bay. Winters' force also captured enemy maps during the assault, a major coup for the Allied forces.

He received the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second-highest military award, for his actions on D-Day.

Just a small start of his great career and others that fought along side him.

Thom Harvengt

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Did anyone else expect something different when they opened this thread???? Maybe It's just because I'm young and didn't know who Dick Winters was.

RIP

If I had not read about it earlier, I would have expected some spam also.

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Sorry to hear that. He was an extraordinary guy, but I think a pretty humble one too. In the interviews I saw, he was always quick to acknowledge the others. We'd all do well to consider what people like him endured on behalf of a greater cause.

John

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Be thankful for the great men like Dick Winters that risked their lives to assure freedom for you and all of us in the USA.Dick Winters, a Lancaster native, parachuted in with his Easy Company brethren behind enemy lines in the early morning hours of D-Day, June 6, 1944. Later in the day, he led a charge against a Nazi artillery unit that was firing on the Allied invasion force at Utah Beach. After gathering 12 men, Winters worked his way into the enemy trenches and destroyed four artillery pieces that had held Allied troops at bay. Winters' force also captured enemy maps during the assault, a major coup for the Allied forces. He received the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second-highest military award, for his actions on D-Day.Just a small start of his great career and others that fought along side him.

Thanks for the post. I am surprised his name did not stick out to me as I have read quite a bit about the actions of Easy Company leading up to and on D-Day.

I have spent most of my money on fly fishing and beer. The rest I just wasted.

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Thanks for the post. I am surprised his name did not stick out to me as I have read quite a bit about the actions of Easy Company leading up to and on D-Day.

If you like WWII stuff and you haven't seen Band of Brothers, you're missing out. I'll loan it to you if you return it with a few flies. PM me your addy.

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