Major Richard Winters, the commanding officer of Easy Company, 506 PIR has passed away. He was immortalized in the book and series "Band Of Brothers." For further inform `Band of Brothers' inspiration Winters dies at 92 - Welcome to Charter.net
I was fortunate to know someone who knew Major Winters. A number of years ago, he procured for me an autographed photograph personalized to me with Winter's famous saying "hang tough."