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    Major Richard Winters

    Post  Noel Petroni on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:11 pm

    R.I.P (He was one good Officer)

    Major Richard "Dick" D. Winters (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011), was a United States Army officer and decorated war veteran. He commanded Company "E", 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.


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    "Of course they were. They were the only ones that tried to kill Hitler!"


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    Post  iCocker on Thu Jan 27, 2011 9:53 pm

    A truly Band of Brother, his greatest phrase was when someone asked him if he was a Hero ... he humbly responded 'I served in a Company of Heroes' ... a true soldier, a great commander and true BAND OF BROTHERS!

    RIP and thank you, to him and all war veterans ...

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Jan 28, 2011 6:45 am

    Yes Ivan.... True.

    A true gentleman




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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:14 am

    These people SHOULD NEVER be forgotten. I hate the fact that today's younger generation are kept in the dark about WWII and it is not given the importance it deserves. These men were the epitome of courage and utter sacrifice.

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    Post  iCocker on Fri Jan 28, 2011 8:40 am

    bcauchi wrote:These people SHOULD NEVER be forgotten. I hate the fact that today's younger generation are kept in the dark about WWII and it is not given the importance it deserves. These men were the epitome of courage and utter sacrifice.


    Brian that is why Embrose wrote the book, and Spielberg and Hank immoralised it in the best TV series HBO has done yet ... BAND OF BROTHERS!

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    Post  bcauchi on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:06 pm

    you are right Ivan, but that is just a programme whioh one can decide to watch and not many youngsters would go for it. What i mean is including a good dose of WWII in school history curriculum where the younger generations have to hear about it whether they like to or not. In Malta, history stops at the nights and if lucky with the coming of the British. I feel that now that a long time has passed since the war, it should be included in the school history syllabus.

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    Post  Wayne on Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:48 pm

    I remember when I was in school, we studied WW1 and WW2 history (Form 3)... and I seem to recall I was the only one really interested in the subject Neutral

    My project for that year focused on German Aircraft evolution from WW1 to WW2 (what else!!!). I also made the mistake of taking a 1:32 scale Fokker DR1 model (Richthofen's obviously) I built especially for the project... naver made it back home in one piece Sad

    Man you make such stupid mistakes when you're a kid... I loved that plane.


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    Post  iCocker on Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:04 pm

    Lets face it many youths know about WW2 especially from the game consuls, the good thing that this ganes especially those based on real campaigns make them aware of the arms, terrain and warfare material etc etc ... the only pity these games makes war look like fun, and inhuman with the kill them, trigger happy all attitude!

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    Post  skyhigh on Fri Jan 28, 2011 4:29 pm

    Wayne wrote:I remember when I was in school, we studied WW1 and WW2 history (Form 3)... and I seem to recall I was the only one really interested in the subject Neutral

    My project for that year focused on German Aircraft evolution from WW1 to WW2 (what else!!!). I also made the mistake of taking a 1:32 scale Fokker DR1 model (Richthofen's obviously) I built especially for the project... naver made it back home in one piece Sad

    Man you make such stupid mistakes when you're a kid... I loved that plane.

    Wayne that Fokker was 1/28 scale not 1/32 for shure....

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    Post  Wayne on Fri Jan 28, 2011 5:00 pm

    Could have been Marco, built that some 18 years ago so i'm not sure... I'm struggling to remember the brand, but it was an old model from my dad's stash.

    Looking back.... It was stupid of me to build it in the first place (I was too young), secondly it was even more stupid to take the thing to school...

    But that's how you learn to appreciate certain things more later on in life.

    Anyway... no use crying over spilt enamel lol!


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    Post  skyhigh on Fri Jan 28, 2011 9:17 pm

    Wayne wrote:Could have been Marco, built that some 18 years ago so i'm not sure... I'm struggling to remember the brand, but it was an old model from my dad's stash.

    Looking back.... It was stupid of me to build it in the first place (I was too young), secondly it was even more stupid to take the thing to school...

    But that's how you learn to appreciate certain things more later on in life.

    Anyway... no use crying over spilt enamel lol!

    The brand is Revell Wayne... I now because I built that in the 70's and sprayed it Red with aersol can...

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    Post  Noel Petroni on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:02 pm

    bcauchi wrote:These people SHOULD NEVER be forgotten. I hate the fact that today's younger generation are kept in the dark about WWII and it is not given the importance it deserves. These men were the epitome of courage and utter sacrifice.

    I agree, Brian.

    My daughter attending school in Italy learns about WWII. The only thing they are told is how many Jews suffered and the Germans were the bad guys!!!!!

    The real History is not surviving! They are only learning the political history.

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    Re: Major Richard Winters

    Post  Tancred on Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:17 pm

    Noel Petroni wrote:
    My daughter attending school in Italy learns about WWII. The only thing they are told is how many Jews suffered and the Germans were the bad guys!!!!!

    Did'nt know the Germans were the good guys Smile


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    Re: Major Richard Winters

    Post  Ray on Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:04 pm

    If you (really) want to mourn for someone tonight, then mourn for the passing of Major Richard "Dick" Winters "...we band of Brothers" A TRUE CERTIFIABLE HERO.
    If you (really) want to celebrate something tonight, then celebrate Major Winters and the rest of the "Greatest Generation" for keeping us and most of the rest of the world fr...ee so many years ago.
    R.I.P. Major Winters "...we band of Brothers"

    I shared the above link via Alex W. De Leon on my Facebook when Major Winters passed away and the wording below was my homage/comment in the same thread I love you

    What a LEGEND....IMHO he was a REAL LEADER because he had a SOUL!!! The STAR in his copybook (again IMHO) was when he told his men that the 2nd futile & blatant raid across that river would not take place & refused to use his men as cannon fodder to satiate the Top Brass' thirst for glory at the expense of HUMAN LIFE!!!! May God have mercy on his blessed soul!!! Major Winters you are in my prayers from now on & I SALUTE YOU!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!

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