When I was planning to restart writing the blog in the new year after a long break, I had no idea this would be the kind of post I was forced to write first.
One of the books which have made the strongest impression on me, given my love for history, is Stephen Ambrose’s Band of Brothers. The book, and the stellar HBO series based on it, are a masterpiece of historical writing, a startling representation of the realities of war, and bravery people from even the most common walks of life are capable of. Although each man in E company is a hero of the narrative in his own right, Maj. Winters, a true leader of men, leads his soldiers even in this respect.
Maj. Richard Winters, winner of Distinguished Service Cross for his actions on D-Day, died on Januray 2nd, 2011. Although the word is commonly overused now, in this case we can truly say – The world has lost one more Hero!
Quote of the day:
Every one of us, we’d follow him to hell. That’s the type of guy he was.
– Private Joe Lesniewski, Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division