4th BCT Soldiers to represent 101st Airborne Division at memorial for famed commander
March 16, 2011
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -- Two Fort Campbell Soldiers will represent the 506th Infantry Regiment and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at a memorial ceremony honoring the late Richard "Dick" Winters, March 19, in Hershey, Pa.
Maj. Bradd A. Schultz, rear detachment commander, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team (Currahee) and Capt. Timothy Hastings, a former Easy Company platoon leader, will attend the service on behalf of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and the 506th Infantry Regiment, which are currently deployed to Afghanistan.
Winters, who led Currahee Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during the invasion of Normandy, Operation Market Garden and the siege of Bastogne, died Jan. 2, of Parkinson's disease at age 92.
"It's an honor to be able to attend this service on behalf of the 506th Infantry Regiment and the 101st Airborne Division," said Schultz. "Maj. Winters was the epitome of Army values and a natural leader of men in training and in combat. His legacy, and that of those Soldiers that went before us, will always remain part of what it means to be a Currahee," he said. "His courage, leadership and wisdom have inspired over three generations of Screaming Eagles and his actions on behalf of this great unit will never fade."