Major Richard Winters died. A hero is lost.
Among the many battles fought by Easy Company was their defense of the town of Bastogne during the Battle of the Bulge. As usual for Easy Company they were outnumbered, out gunned, and surrounded. Short of ammunition and without winter clothing they survived blizzards and repeated German assaults to hold the crossroads at Bastogne until Patton's 3rd Army arrived. Times story here
Major Winters always denied being a hero. He would only say, "I served with heroes." May he rest in peace.
Official Major Dick Winters Website