Dick Winters has died at the age of 92. His heroism was captured in the famous “Band of Brothers” TV mini series based on the book by Stephen Ambrose. Dick was a great leader who rose to become the commanding officer of Easy Company of the 506 PIR, 101st Airborne Division in World War II. His unit landed on D-Day, fought at the Battle of the Bulge and all across Europe, right up to Hitler’s Berchesgarten at the war’s end. (My wife’s aunt’s brother, Skip Muck, was a member of the unit and was killed at Bastogne). We all have our heroes…Dick Winters was my Number One. Rest in Peace.
Today we also say farewell to the last remaining member of the original “Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet Show”, David Nelson, who has passed away at the age of 74 after battling colon cancer. Dave was the older brother of teen idol Ricky Nelson who was lost in a plane crash in 1985 at the age of 45. Dave went on to become a successful producer and director. I’m reminded of the age-old show biz question…What did Ozzie Nelson really do for a living on his show? We may never know!