Friday, April 26, 2013

Follow Me

I finally got around to reading Dick Winters' autobiography Beyond Band of Brothers.  For anyone out there that enjoyed reading Stephen Ambrose's book Band of Brothers and D-Day ~ you're sure to appreciate Winter's own humble telling of Easy.  This is a wonderful read about one of America's greatest combat leaders.  This isn't just autobiography, but the story of Easy Company.  Winters' was a leader of men, and is a leader who humbly gave credit to the men who served under him.  Every page of this book was fascinating, every page an example for men to follow.

Beyond Band of Brothers isn't just about history, and the great men who fought in a war.  This book is about character.  Wartime or not, this book is about what makes men great. I'll confess that I was personally inspired by this incredible man and the company of heroes he served among.  Beyond Band of Brothers is more than history ~ it's a challenge.

"Wars may be fought with weapons, but they are won by men.  It is the spirit of the men who follow and the man who leads that gains the victory."
-Gen. George S. Patton

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