Richard Winters

1918 - 2011

Richard Winters

Richard Davis Winters (January 21, 1918 – January 2, 2011), usually known simply as Dick Winters, was an officer of the United States Army and a decorated war veteran. He is best known for having commanded Easy Company of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Division, during World War II. He was eventually promoted to major and put in command of the 2nd Battalion. As a first lieutenant, Winters parachuted into Normandy in the early hours of D-Day, June 6, 1944, and later fought across France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and eventually Germany. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Richard Winters has received more than 4,120,202 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 398th most popular military personnel.

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Among military personnels, Richard Winters ranks 400 out of 1,194Before him are Juan Pujol García, Andrei Grechko, Leonid Govorov, Arthur III, Duke of Brittany, Levin August von Bennigsen, and Qi Jiguang. After him are Charles François Dumouriez, Edmund Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, Archduke Leopold Wilhelm of Austria, Friedrich Dollmann, Yu Jin, and Charles Cornwallis, 1st Marquess Cornwallis.

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Among people born in 1918, Richard Winters ranks 48Before him are Günther Rall, Konstantinos Mitsotakis, Paul D. Boyer, Patricio Aylwin, Volodymyr Shcherbytsky, and Robert Aldrich. After him are Sam Walton, Edward B. Lewis, João Goulart, Kazu Naoki, Arthur Kornberg, and Pavlik Morozov. Among people deceased in 2011, Richard Winters ranks 50Before him are Ralph M. Steinman, Jorge Semprún, Amy Winehouse, Linda Christian, Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and Daniel Bell. After him are Ernesto Sabato, Ante Marković, Richard Hamilton, Aristides Pereira, Michael Cacoyannis, and Betty Ford.

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Among people born in United States, Richard Winters ranks 1,147 out of 12,171Before him are Sarah Jessica Parker (1965), Kevin Bacon (1958), Gerald Edelman (1929), Phil Hill (1927), Neale Donald Walsch (1943), and Stanley Miller (1930). After him are Alan Greenspan (1926), Richard Dreyfuss (1947), John Foster Dulles (1888), George Akerlof (1940), George Stigler (1911), and Sam Walton (1918).


Among military personnels born in United States, Richard Winters ranks 12Before him are Desmond Doss (1919), Paul Tibbets (1915), Chester W. Nimitz (1885), Matthew C. Perry (1794), Omar Bradley (1893), and John J. Pershing (1860). After him are Yonatan Netanyahu (1946), Benedict Arnold (1741), William Westmoreland (1914), William Tecumseh Sherman (1820), Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. (1934), and Raymond A. Spruance (1886).

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