Dick Winters, World War II veteran, winner of the Distinguished Service Cross, and main character in the mini-series Band of Brothers, has died. He was 92.
I tried to think of something poetic to say, my feeble words just won’t cut it. Instead, I’ll just quote Alan Sepinwall, who called Winters “a calm, selfless, inspiring, exceedingly decent man, and the very model of what Tom Brokaw dubbed ‘The Greatest Generation’.”
Read his Wikipedia entry here, and tear up a little as you watch this memorable clip:
“We are paratroopers Lieutenant; we are supposed to be surrounded.”
“Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?” “No”, I answered, “But I served in a company of heroes.”