Ethel Winters never joined the Army but frequently displayed more discipline than generals did. She never set out to be an historian but became one, spending years helping organize her husband's military memorabilia for the Hershey-Derry Township Historical Society. The Hershey woman, who died Wednesday , was a quiet, hardworking person content to stay in the background of her husband, the late Maj. She never lost her cool. Dick Winters and his men parachuted behind enemy lines on June 6, , to take on a German artillery position. After the war, the couple married and settled down in central Pennsylvania.
Major Richard D. "Dick" Winters - Military Medals
He was Winters died Jan. An intensely private man, Winters had asked that news of his death be withheld until after his funeral, Jackson said. Winters became the leader of Company E, th Regiment, st Airborne Division — known as Easy Company — on D-Day after the death of the company commander during the invasion of Normandy. You were looking at a sight no man has seen before or since.
Richard ‘Dick’ Winters dies at 92; WWII hero
All Rights Reserved. He also leaves behind many nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters in-laws and extended family and friends. Dick was born into a farming family on August 4th, in his beloved Upsala to Frank and Anna Donat. He attended St. Cloud State University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture from the University of Minnesota, feeling great pride in serving as both vice president and president of his classes in college.
This article was originally published on Jan. He went on to attend Officers Candidate School and become a paratrooper. He was thrust into leadership after his predecessor was killed in action. Winters returned to Central Pennsylvania in via Fort Indiantown Gap, where his parents picked him up and saw him for the first time in three years.