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Dick Winters, World War II hero, dies at 92

Written by Tim Lambert, witf Multimedia News Director | Jan 10, 2011 10:46 AM

(Hershey) -- The midstate man whose exploits in World War Two gained worldwide recognition has died at the age of 92. Dick Winters is best known as the leader of Easy Company of the 506th regiment of the 101st Airborne Division. The unit's experiences in Europe were chronicled in Stephen Ambrose's bestselling book Band of Brothers and the HBO miniseries of the same name. The Hershey man passed away on January 2. Winters was awarded with the Distinguished Service Cross after leading a small group of soldiers on a successful assault on four german artillery guns near Utah Beach on D-Day, June 6, 1944. Easy Company also took part in Operation Market Garden in Holland and the Battle of the Bulge. It's also credited with capturing Adolph Hitler's personal retreat, the Eagle's Nest.  A website dedicated to Major Winters has been posting thoughts and rememberances from people around the world about the Easy Company

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 A special display at the Dead Man's Corner Museum in St. Comte Du Mont, honors Major Richard Winters:

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