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At the time of this death on January 2, 2011, Major Richard “Dick” Winters was probably the most recognized company commander of World War II’s European theater. He was an extraordinary combat officer whose story historian Stephen E. Ambrose chronicled in Band of Brothers: E Company, 506th Regiment, 101st Airborne, from Normandy to Hitler’s Eagle’s Nest. In the wake of the 2001 Emmy Award–winning HBO miniseries of the same title, Winters published his own memoirs in an effort to set the record straight and to detail the accomplishments of his airborne company in combat in Europe. Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters (2006) rapidly climbed on the New York Times bestseller list for nonfiction books within two months of publication... (download or view this article here)


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