Posted By Jennie Chancey on May 21, 2011
From the folks at Western Conservatory:
Dick Winters grew up on a Pennsylvania farm with parents who were born in the 1800s. Richard and Edith raised their farm boy to grow into maturity — a kind of maturity very common to the men of colonial and frontier America. They imparted this American legacy to their son. Winters later entered the US military in 1941 with the fully developed character of a man. The pressures of deadly combat did not “make a man of him.” He was already a man. He took the American version of manhood with him into war, and he influenced history….
Winters could think calmly because the confidence of manhood sustained him. He could lead under the pressure of any moral test. He could be decisive. He could inspire other brave men. His adult life was marked by a unique kind of masculine thinking at every step.
Read the whole piece HERE.