Major Richard “Dick” Winters, the officer who commanded Easy Company, the World War Two Band of Brothers, has died.
It is not mentioned specifically in the obituary, but the major was a fine example of the quick-thinking officers Eisenhower and Marshall trained and unleashed on the Axis. His tactics in capturing an artillery battery are literally “textbook” and were taught at West Point long after the war.
The take away quote is Winters on leadership:
“If you can,” he wrote, “find that peace within yourself, that peace and quiet and confidence that you can pass on to others, so that they know that you are honest and you are fair and will help them, no matter what, when the chips are down.”
Rest in Peace, Major….