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Richard Winters


U.S. Army official who commanded a Parachute Infantry Regiment from the 101st Airborne Department during World Battle II. He participated in the Normandy Invasion, parachuting onto the French beach in the first early morning of what would become D-Day. He was the motivation for a personality around the HBO mini-series Music group of Brothers. He previously two children along with his wife, Jill. Historian Stephen Ambrose explained Winters’ war-time heroics.

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Full Name Richard Winters
Date Of Birth January 21, 1918
Died January 2, 2011, Hershey, Derry Township, Pennsylvania, United States
Place Of Birth New Holland, PA
Profession War Hero
Education Officer Candidate School, Franklin & Marshall College
Nationality American
Spouse Ethel E. Winters
Children Richard T. Winters, Jill Peckelun
Parents Edith Winters, Richard Winters
Siblings Beatrice Winters, Ann Sheehan
Star Sign Aquarius

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1After leaving the military at the end of World War II, he was called back to train soldiers for the Korean War, but refused to participate in the war itself.
2Won the Distinguished Service Cross on D-Day for leading an attack to destroy four German 105mm gun batteries pointing at Utah Beach.
3A member of the legendary Easy Company of the US Army's 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. Jumped into Normandy as the commanding officer of Easy Company due to the absence and possible death of their former commanding officer during the drop. First entered the war as a lieutenant, and left a year later as a major. He was portrayed by 'Damian Lewis' in the starring role of the mini-series "Band of Brothers" (2001).
4American soldier who participated in the D-Day invasion in WWII.



We Stand Alone Together2001TV Movie documentary personal photos - as Richard Winters



The 50 Greatest Television Dramas2007TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Maj. Richard D. Winters Rtd.)
The Last Days of World War II2005TV Series documentaryHimself - WWII Veteran, Europe
We Stand Alone Together2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Band of Brothers2001TV Mini-SeriesHimself
American Experience1994TV Series documentaryHimself

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Returning to Normandy: The Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument Project2013ShortHimself

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