Major Dick Winters – born January 21, 1918 –

Major Richard “Dick” Winters was born near Ephrata, Lancaster County, PA, on January 21, 1918.  After graduating from nearby Franklin and Marshall College, he served in the 101st Airborne during WWII.  Stephen Ambrose’s “Band of Brothers” chronicles the route of the 101st from training at Currahee through the battlefields of Western Europe.  Winters returned to Lebanon County, where he was an innovator in developing agricultural feed products, and eventually retired in Hershey, Dauphin  County, PA.   A collection of Winters’ military memorabilia and his replicated home office is housed in a permanent exhibit at the Hershey Derry Township Historical Society. 




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