If you saw the HBO TV mini-series, "Band of Brothers', you might be familiar with the name of Dick Winters. I just found out that there was a monument dedicated to him in Normandy,France.. This was unveiled two years ago , in June of 2012.( I was in England at that time and did not hear much of the news.)
If you notice from my profile, I was born in Toccoa, Georgia/ The men from Easy Company, (The Band of Brothers) trained at Camp Toccoa, and I remember the stories of the men and how very much respected they all were, and how honored the town felt that the men had trained and lived there. Perhaps that is where my great respect began for those in World War II, because of my very first memories of seeing the old Army Camp in the shadow of Mt. Currahee. (And my father, as a teenager, helped to build some of the camp. It was his very first job.) Even if you have seen the movie, "Band of Brothers", I urge you to seek out the book by the same title, by Stephen Ambrose. (It was based on his book, of course.)
A Bridge Too Far is a World War II book and a movie also....and the bridge that is referred to is the same one that is in the Dick Winters story....Dick Winters died in January of 2011 but I am hopeful that his name and memory will not be forgotten. I urge you to click on his name and read his story.
(If you watch the video, just stop it after Major Winters has spoken...you don't want to hear the inane comments from the announcers.) Typical of Dick Winters, he only agreed to the statue if it could be dedicated to the memory of those who lost their lives in the D-Day landings.