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Winters called epitome of U.S. citizen soldier in World War Two

Written by Tim Lambert, WITF Multimedia News Director | Jan 11, 2011 10:13 AM

(Cornwall on Hudson, NY) -- The late Dick Winters, who died on January 2nd at the age of 92, is being remembered as a military leader who always put his soldiers first. The Hershey man led a unit of the 101st Airborne as it fought its way through D-Day, Operation Market Garden and the Battle of the Bulge. Easy Company's exploits became well-known thanks to Stephen Ambrose's book Band of Brothers and the HBO miniseries of the same name. Winters also penned a memoir Beyond Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters with retired Colonel Cole Kingseed. Kingseed tells WITF's Tim Lambert was Winters who approached him.

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