Major Richard “Dick” D. Winters January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011
“He was a wonderful officer, a wonderful leader. He had what you needed: guts and brains.”
- Edward Heffron
“He took care of his men and his men took care of him,”
- Bill Guarnere
“In everything he did, he served honorably,”
Nothing, I’m just wanna some beautiful boys on my dash.
This is forever.
What is the goddamn hold up, Mister Sobel?
HBO War Characters: George Luz
“He’s got a point about Malarkey.”
“Yeah, a point.”
“The first thing I will try to explain….Dick, you are loved and will never be forgotten by any soldier that ever served under you or I should say with you because that is the way you led. You are to me the greatest soldier I could ever hope to meet.
……Well I will cut this off for now. You are the best friend I ever had and I only wish we could have been on a different basis. You were my ideal, and motor in combat. The little Major we both knew summed you up in two words, ‘the most brave and courageous soldier he ever knew’. And I respected his judgement very much. He was a great soldier too, and I informed him you were the greatest. Well you know why I would follow you into hell. When I was with you I knew everything was absolutely under control.”
Your a hell of a soldier, Shifty.