Major Richard D. Winters passed away on January 2nd, 2011. He was one of the primary characters in HBO’s miniseries Band of Brothers1 and most importantly he was a true American Hero. Winters, as quoted by MSNBC:

I’m not sure whether they were fortunate or unfortunate to get out of the war so early. So many men died so that others could live. No one understands why.

  1. An excellent miniseries BTW. 

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