Richard Winters

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Birthday
21, 1918
Birthplace
New Holland, PA
Death Date
Jan 2, 2011 (92)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1918
Birthplace
New Holland, PA
Death Date
Jan 2, 2011 (92)

About

U.S. Army officer who commanded a Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division during World War II.

Before Fame

He participated in the Normandy Invasion, parachuting onto the French beach in the early morning hours of what would become D-Day.

Trivia

He was the inspiration for a character on the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.

Family Life

He had two children with his wife, Jill.

Associated With

Historian Stephen Ambrose described Winters' war-time heroics.