It was shortly after midnight on June 6th, , when one of the most decisive attacks on the Nazi army was enacted. The Allies had been planning their course of action for months. Up until now, the Germans had a strong hold on continental Europe. D-day was the turning point for the allies and the first American involvement on the battlefield.
Ethel Winters was 'strong, resilient' partner to Maj. Dick Winters of 'Band of Brothers'
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The unveiling of the Colorado-made statue of Pennsylvania native Maj. The foot 3. The statue was made in Loveland, Colorado and transported here, to a roadside between the village of Sainte-Marie-du-Mont and Utah Beach, distant but visible behind the statue. It was here that Winters and his small band of men dropped out of the sky soon after midnight on June 6, , on a death-defying mission to destroy four German mm artillery guns that threatened the Allied invasion force.
D-Day: Statue of 'Band of Brothers' hero Richard Winters unveiled
June 6, marks the 68th anniversary of the D-Day invasion to liberate France from Nazi occupation. Winters has become so respected, his likeness is featured in a new monument that was dedicated today -- half a world away from his beloved home outside Hershey. The statue honors the leadership of all junior US military officers who stormed the beaches or jumped into France in On June 6, , Jordan was among the speakers at the unveiling of the statue near Utah Beach, the 68th anniversary of the allied invasion.
Richard D. Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day , and fought across France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and eventually Germany. Later in the war, Winters rose to command the 2nd Battalion. Following the German surrender, he left the th and was then stationed in France where senior officers were needed to oversee the return home. In , during the Korean War , Winters was recalled to the U.