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Richard “Dick” Winters

Bio * Born 21 Jan 1918 * Died 2 Jan 2011 * From Ephrata, Pennsylvania * Went to Franklin and Marshall College 1937 – 1941 * Bachelor of Science in Economics * Joined 25 August 1941 * Basic at Camp Croft, South Carolina * OCS at Benning * Commissioned on 2 July 1942 * Volunteered for “Parachute Infantry” * Joined 506th Regiment at Camp Tocca * Easy Company, 2nd BN, 506th PIR, 101st Airborne Division * 148/500 officers passed * 1800/5000 enlisted passed * Became CO of Easy on DDay * 1 July 1944 made Captain * XO 9 Oct 1944 * 8 March 1945 made Major * Discharged 22 Jan 1946 * June 1951 Recalled to Active Duty * Regimental planning and Training officer * Fort Dix, NJ * Orders to Korea * Resigned commission
Behavioral
* Team manager * Led from front * Followed commands from superiors * Held high standards * Chose to stay with Easy even though he had enough points to go home
Transformational
* Led from the front * Humble * Men looked up to him * Took care of his men * Accomplishes the mission
Situational
* Volunteered during war time * Led from the front * Brècourt Manor * 23 soldiers vs. 60 Germans 4 Howitzers * Recommended for MoH (Distinguished Service Star) * Had to reprimand Compton because he was gambling with enlisted men

Adaptive * Problem Solver/Critical Thinker * Brècourt Manor * Great Communicator * His men listened to him no matter what * Tactically and Technically Proficient * Always had a plan when attacking * Resilient * He lost soldiers * Battle of Bulge * Proactive * Didn’t always have plan but always took control * Battle of Bulge * Attack of the…...

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