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Farewell to Maj. Dick Winters, Commander of Easy Company

Posted 02:49 PM | Jan 10, 2011

Major Richard Winters Dies

Major Richard Winters, whose leadership of the division known as Easy Company during World War II was depicted in Band of Brothers, passed away on January 2nd from complications related to Parkinson's disease at the age of 92, his family said. William Guarnere, an 88-year-old veteran who served under Winters in Easy Company recalled, "He was a good man, a very good man. I would follow him to hell and back. So would the men from E Company."

[New York Daily News]