January 2, 2011, Major Richard D. Winters made his final jump at the age of 92 years. Richard Winters was buried on January 8, 2011, in private ceremony.
Major Dick Winters gave face to the WWII Paratrooper Soldier, the 'Sky Warriors. A leader by example, a silent but outspoken man, loved by his men who would have followed him "through hell". A man who felt he needed to correct the errors that were published in the Band of Brothers book and the HBO TV series, by publishing his own autobiography "Beyond Band of Brothers" , a few years ago. I was affected too, and wrote him a letter back in 2005, asked many questions. I was fortunate to get a very warm reply from him as you can see below. He even signed me a copy of the front cover I sent him with his motto "Hang Tough". He will be missed but not forgotten!