U.S. Army officer who commanded a Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.
He participated in the Normandy Invasion, parachuting onto the French beach in the early morning hours of what would become D-Day.
He was the inspiration for a character on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.
He had two children with his wife, Jill.
Historian Stephen Ambrose described Winters' war-time heroics.