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« on: January 10, 2011, 04:18:06 PM »

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2011/01/dick_winters_of_band_of_brothe.html

This is sad, sad news.  After watching that series multiple times, I have to say that I could only wish and hope to be a man of his caliber one day.   tear
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« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2011, 04:39:58 PM »

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Rest in peace, good sir!
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« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2011, 04:49:15 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2011, 04:54:51 PM »

Just coming to post this.  Thanks to you and all of your brothers.
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« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2011, 04:55:03 PM »

 crybaby Rest in Peace

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iWkRPs0smnE
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« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2011, 05:11:15 PM »

For those who haven't read it yet, I highly recommend his memoirs.  It's mostly a rehash of BoB, but absolutely worth reading.

http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Band-Brothers-Memoirs-Winters/dp/0425213757/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1294679343&sr=8-1

RIP, Major Winters.
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« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2011, 05:13:12 PM »

A great man.....and probably just your average WW2 soldier and officer......
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« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2011, 05:27:35 PM »

One of America's best soldier and officer has passed. Rest in peace
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« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2011, 05:34:46 PM »

The loud ones who brag about their heroics are the ones I doubt.  The quiet ones who downplay their actions are the ones you know are genuine.  Dick was definitely in the latter camp.
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« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2011, 12:39:15 AM »

Very sad news.   frown We are losing WW2 vets quickly.   I need to get to the WW2 museum in Louisiana some day. 
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« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2011, 02:51:07 AM »

Quote from: Dick Winters
"I am still haunted by the names and faces of young men, young airborne troopers who never had the opportunity to return home after the war and begin their lives anew. Like most veterans who have shared the hardship of combat, I live with flashbacks--distant memories of an attack on a battery of German artillery on D-Day, an assault on Carentan, a bayonet attack on a dike in Holland, the cold of Bastogne[...] If you had a man who was killed, you looked at him and hoped that he had found peace in death. I'm not sure whether they were fortunate or unfortunate to get out of the war so early. So many men died so that others could live. No one understands why.

To find a quiet peace is the dream of every soldier. For some it takes longer than others. In my own experience I have discovered that it is far easier to find quiet than to find peace. True peace must come from within oneself. As my wartime buddies join their fallen comrades at an alarming rate, distant memories resurface. The hard times fade and the flashbacks go back to friendly times, to buddies with whom I shared a unique bond, to men who are my brothers in every sense of the word. I live with these men every day."

Hopefully Major Winters has now found his own quiet peace and rejoined the brothers that have gone before him.
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« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2011, 08:40:44 PM »

sad news indeed,for what he and everyone else sacrificed he was a great man,at some points i remember his small talks at the beginning of some episodes(as above) of BoB nearly bringing me to tears


I am currently watching my DVD boxset of The World At War(1973 UK series),and strangely enough i am up to Carentan and about Holland
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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2011, 11:23:36 PM »

in related news, apparently the oldest living member of Easy Company passed away earlier today...

Ed Mauser Dead at 92

he wasn't someone featured in BoB and apparently shunned most publicity, but it's another member of a very special group that's no longer with us.
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« Reply #13 on: January 24, 2011, 06:21:07 PM »

Quote from: disarm on January 23, 2011, 11:23:36 PM

in related news, apparently the oldest living member of Easy Company passed away earlier today...

Ed Mauser Dead at 92

he wasn't someone featured in BoB and apparently shunned most publicity, but it's another member of a very special group that's no longer with us.

I saw that in the local paper over the weekend. Even his own family didn't know he was in that group.
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« Reply #14 on: January 24, 2011, 07:28:27 PM »

better quality. RIP sir

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yA50KeugXd0&NR=1
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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2012, 06:16:01 PM »

I'm afraid if we do a new thread for every Band of Brothers member who dies, it'll get out of hand.

So, rest in peace... Lynn "Buck" Compton, age 90 (played by Neal McDonough in the HBO series):
http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/band-of-brothers-veteran-buck-compton-dead-at-90/2012/02/27/gIQAd4xmeR_story.html?hpid=z4

Compton's later claim to fame was as the prosecutor in the case of RFK's assassin Sirhan Sirhan.
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