2011-03-24 / Local & State

Band Of Brothers’ Leader Honored In Pa. Memorial

HERSHEY, Pa. (AP) – Comrades, friends and admirers of Maj. Richard “Dick- ’’ Winters gathered over the weekend for a public memorial service to honor the man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television miniseries “Band of Brothers.’’

As Winters’ wife, Ethel, looked on from the Hershey Theater balcony on Saturday, participants heard music, Bible verses and personal remembrances that she and her late husband personally selected more than two years ago.

Military veterans were asked to rise at the start of the service, and the audience thundered applause as nearly half of the 1,900-seat theater stood, including surviving members of Easy Company.

The Patriot-News of Harrisburg says Winters was honored not only for his World War II exploits but as a person, businessman and a member of his central Pennsylvania community.

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