Normandy monument dedicated to Maj. Richard Winters
06-08-2012 12:00 AM
SAINT MARIE DU MONT, France - Along the causeway to Utah Beach stands a new monument to combat leadership, dedicated June 6 in memory of Maj. Richard Winters, who led paratroopers from Company E, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment during the D-Day landings.The memorial, unveiled 68 years after Winters and fellow 101st Airborne Division troops jumped into Normandy to fight the Nazis and liberate France, depicts Winters leading his men into combat. Hundreds of people gathered for the event, to include nine WWII veterans, former Homeland Security Director Tom Ridge and Maj. Gen. Jim McConville, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).
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