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Major Richard Winters Leadership Monument

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The memorial is located on the north side of the road in a clearing bordering a field. It faces south toward the road and is clearly visible from the roadway. Monument The leadership of the late Major Dick Winters and the leadership of other American officers is honored in the memorial sculpture created by artist Stephen Spears and inaugurated on 6 June, 2012. The bronze sculpture features the image of Winters atop a triangular stone base which includes three granite plaques featuring gold leaf text in English and French. A low decorative fence frames the monument.

Winters commanded "E" Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 101st Airborne Division during WWII. Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day and fought across France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Germany. Winters rose to command the 2nd Battalion. Following the German surrender, he left the 506th and was then stationed in France where senior officers were needed to oversee the return home. In 1951, during the Korean War, Winters was re-called to the U.S. Army from the inactive list and briefly served as a regimental planning and training officer on staff at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Winters was featured in a number of books and was portrayed in the 2001 HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. He was a regular guest lecturer at the United States Military Academy at West Point. He retired in 1997 and was the last surviving Easy Company commander.

Monument Text:

Plaque I:

"Wars do not make men great, but they do bring out the greatness in good men."
"Les guerres ne font pas les grands hommes, mais elles révèlent la grandeur des hommes justes."

Richard D. Winters
Easy Company, 506 Parachute Infantry Regiment
101st Airborne Division

Dedicated to all those who led the way on D-Day.
Dédié à tous ceux qui ont ouvert le chemin de la Liberté le Jour J. 

Plaque II:

Plaque III:



Richard 'Dick' D. Winters


1st Infantry Division

1st Ranger Battalion

28th Infantry Division

4th Infantry Division

5th Ranger Battalion

82nd Airborne Division

90th Infantry Division

United States Army

V Corps

VII Corps




Normandy Invasion

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