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Radio Smart Talk for Friday, June 1:
Major Dick Winters was made famous by the book and the film Band of Brothers. Both the book and movie followed the exploits of the Winters-led Easy Company during World War II in France after the invasion of Normandy on D-Day -- June 6, 1944 . Since the film first aired on HBO in 2001, Winters has become the face of American combat soldier during the war in many people's eyes.
Dick Winters was born in Ephrata and lived as an adult after the war in Fredricksburg, Lebanon County and Hershey. He died last year.
On the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion next Wednesday, a statue bearing the likeness of Major Dick Winters will be unveiled in Normandy as a tribute to leadership in the war.
With Winters' ties to the midstate, Multimedia News Director Tim Lambert will report from France as part of witf's Hang Tough: Dick Winters in Normandy project.
Tim will be on Friday's Radio Smart Talk to discuss the events.
Also, we'll hear the story of 13-year-old Jordan Brown of Lebanon, who raised $98,000 toward the Winters statue. Tim Gray, Chairman of the World War II Foundation and Carlisle School District Social Studies Chair Kevin Wagner will also be on the show.
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