Winters was puzzled by the casting for Band of Brothers

When British actor Damien Lewis was cast as “Richard Winters” for the HBO series “Band of Brothers,”  the Major was puzzled, wondering “how will a tall, six foot, red headed Englishman play me?  I’m 5’10”, blonde and PA Dutch.”

Lewis embraced the role, earning a nomination for Best Actor in a Mini-series for the 2002 Golden Globe Awards.

Friends and colleagues of “The Major” have shared memories like this with us over the years … giving us a glimpse of his wit and humility, and, above all, affection for his men.

Those memories,  “up close and personal” reflections,  have added immeasurably to what travelers experience on our annual tour “In the Footsteps of Major Dick Winters,” now in its sixth year.

Young Dick Winters

“Dick” Winters


Damian Lewis

Damian Lewis