Richard D. “Dick” Winters (January 21, 1918 - January 2, 2011) was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company “E”, or Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and 101st Airborne Division, during WWII.
He parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, and fought across France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and eventually Germany. Later in the war, Winters rose to command the 2nd Battalion. Following the German surrender, he left the 506th and was then stationed in France where senior officers were needed to oversee the return home.
Later in his life, he was discharged from the U.S. Army and returned to civilian life, working first in New Jersey, and later Pennsylvania, where he set up his own company selling chocolate byproducts from the Hershey Company to producers of animal feed.
Winters was portrayed in a number of books and was portrayed in the 2001 HBO mini-series Band of Brothers by Damian Lewis. He was a regular guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point until his retirement in 1997. He was the last surviving Easy Company commander.
"We also looked for the men who accepted discipline. I already knew discipline is what makes a good soldier. On the runs and the hikes it was a discipline that kept the men going." - Dick Winters
I’m 99% positive this is why the Doctor doesn’t celebrate birthdays.
Because production art and multiple character art references are the best thing ever.
I can’t not reblog this
Does anyone else notice the little Miranda Cosgrove in Camilla’s flowers?
oh my god, bless your soul for pointing that out. i actually laughed out loud because of a photo for once
IT’S LIKE A FUCKING SAILOR MOON ATTACK
The best part is that they’re just telling you where the grocery store is.
Well I didn’t see that coming