Major Richard D. Winters, USA
(ret.) enlisted in the US Army in 19412. After basic training, he was selected to attend Officer Candidate
School. After OSC, Major Winters attended paratrooper training and was the third commanding officer of
Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. Major Richard D. Winters wartime
service was portrayed in Stephen Ambrose’s book Band of Brothers and the HBO miniseries Band of Brothers.
After World War Two, Major Winters worked with
Lewis Nixon in the Lewis family’s business until he was re-activated for the Korean War. During the
Korean War, Major Winters trained infantrymen and Rangers. After the Korean War, Major Winters went into
business for himself. Major Richard D. Winters is the co-author of Beyond Band of Brothers:
The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters.
Booklist said of Beyond
Band of Brothers: The War Memoirs of Major Dick Winters, “
Stephen Ambrose's Band of Brothers (1992) and the HBO
miniseries based on it made Easy Company--the 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, which fought from D-Day to the end of World
War II, with 150 percent casualties--well known to more than -military-history buffs. After both publication and broadcast,
Winters, Easy Company's commanding officer, received many requests for more information. Feeling that much of the material
Ambrose didn't use deserved an audience, he chose to air it and satisfy all those requests in his memoirs. For those to
whom the story is familiar, the major and his collaborator developed an excellent narrative voice to recount Winters'
experiences, actions, and thoughts during everything from training to deployment to battle to subsequent occupation. Winters
has been praised as an exemplar of leadership, and here he shows what he did to earn that praise and how he did it. Very well
done, book as well as war service.”