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Help Honor Major Dick Winters

Posted By Blackfive • [November 30, 2010]

Easy Company's Wild Bill Guarnere and Edward "Babe" Hefron joined up with film maker Tim Gray and Baseball great Curt Schilling and are trying to raise enough money to build a statue of their commanding officer, Major Dick Winters, at Utah Beach in Normandy. It was there that E Company, under Winters’ leadership (as a Lieutenant), parachuted behind German lines and captured four big German guns above the beach, saving many lives.  That short brutal fight was taught as a classic infantry engagement at West Point and in ROTC classrooms (and in my own ROTC class in 1988).

 

Lots of media coverage on this:

Former Major League baseball star and 3-time World Series winning pitcher Curt Schilling is interviewed on ESPN about his role as national spokesperson for the Winters project.

If you'd like to help contribute to build a statue to honor Major Dick Winters, you can go here to Curt Schilling's Dick Winters Leadership site.


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