Death of Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters

January 21, 1918 - January 2, 2011
Hershey, Pennsylvania | Age 92

'Band of Brothers' inspiration dies at age 92
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RON TODT, The Associated Press

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Even as Parkinson's disease began taking its toll on Dick Winters, who led his "Band of Brothers" through some of World War II's fiercest European battles, the unassuming hero refused, as always, to let his men down.

Friends accompanied him to public events, subtly clearing a path through the adoring crowds for the living legend, whose Easy Company's achievements were documented by a book and HBO miniseries. His gait had...

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