Dick Winters: "Hang Tough"
Dick Winters: "Hang Tough" Previous Broadcasts
KQED World: Sat, Jun 7, 2014 -- 6:00 AM
This documentary honors one of World War II's most respected combat leaders - Major Richard D. Winters (1918-2011). Emmy-winning British actor Damian Lewis narrates, and shares his thoughts on Winters, who he portrayed in the acclaimed HBO mini-series Band of Brothers. The program traces Winters' formative years growing up in Pennsylvania, his development as a leader in the US Army, the famed attack on Brecourt Manor on D-Day, and the dedication on June 6, 2012 of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France. In addition to Winters' own recollections, original members of Winters' unit, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne, speak of his commitment to his men, his heroism and his legacy.