Ephrata rail-trail to be named after Major Dick Winters

Written by Megan Lello, witf Reporter and Producer | Jun 12, 2012 10:52 PM

(Ephrata) -- A Lancaster County rail-trail running by the late Major Dick Winters' childhood home will now be named after the World War II veteran of "Band of Brothers" fame. Ephrata Borough Council has voted to name the trail the "Major Dick Winters Memorial Trail." Winters served in the Easy Company 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne and lived in Ephrata for the first eight years of his life. Council member Thomas Reinhold says Winters has made an impact on the Ephrata community. "I appreciate that his family allowed us to just do a little recognition of his life and what he meant, and certainly the values that we like to think, a lot of them, he formed when he was here or from his family who still lived in this area, whom he would come visit and so forth," he says. Reinhold says the next step is to put up a marker or sign naming the trail.

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