‘Band Of Brothers’ Hero Maj. Richard ‘Dick’ Winters Dies At 92

Posted: January 10, 2011 in Uncategorized

On the night of June 5-6, 1944, a group of young men—boys many of them—embarked on an extraordinary mission.  Hunched in the dark cabins against the sides of their C-47s and contemplating what fate had in store for them in enemy country below them, they were the vanguard of the greatest invasion fleet the world had ever seen which was at that moment bearing down on the Normandy coast and Adolf Hitler’s ‘Fortress Europe.” Their mission was to parachute behind the German lines and sow as much chaos and confusion as they could while completing their assigned tasks aimed at securing the beachhead from which the Allies would, in Eisenhower’s words:  “Enter the continent of Europe and, in conjunction with the other Allied Nations, undertake operations aimed at the heart of Germany and the destruction of her Armed Forces.”

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