The world has lost a hero.
I only know of Major Dick Winters from watching Band of Brothers and obsessively following stories about their troop's achievement afterwards. But what I learned about him is enough to tell me how great he is.
Major Dick Winters died on January 2nd, 2011 in Pennsylvania. He has been afflicted with Parkinson's Disease. He was 92 years old.
I grieve. But the good soldier made his long life so purposeful, I am grateful that we had him.
Thank you for giving your life to the world, sir! *salute*
More info: Dick Winters, of Band of Brothers fame, dies