Jan 21, 2009

Richard Winters

(Wikipedia) - Richard D. Winters (born January 21, 1918) is a former United States Army officer who commanded Company "E" of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II. The unit - also known as "Easy Company" per the contemporary Joint Army/Navy Phonetic Alphabet - parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France, Belgium, the Netherlands, and eventually into Germany.
Winters was portrayed in the 2001 HBO mini-series Band of Brothers by British actor Damian Lewis.
Richard Winters was born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania and grew up in nearby Ephrata. Continued