an active role in memorializing WWII veterans.
He and his family raised some $100,000 for the dedication of a Normandy monument in honor of American officers who participated in the invasion. Atop stands a representation of Winters at nearby Brecourt Manor--a figure symbolizing the ideal U.S. officer. While I was not involved in such a large undertaking at such a young age, I too was inspired by a historical movie to become involved in the history business. In many cases, the young moviegoer of today is the historian of tomorrow. The story of Easy Company serves as a means to appreciate and understand the bigger picture. Such tales do not obscure or diminish the efforts of others, but rather serve as a window to additional perspectives. As you might guess, this is not at all a bad thing. (U.S. Army Photo.)