Major Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument
Location and info
This is the Leadership Monument near Utah Beach, Normandy which depicts Richard D Winters from the US 101st Airborne Easy Company – the ‘Band of Brothers’.
On D-Day he led his men on a daring assault of a German artillery position at Brécourt Manor which was firing on the nearby Utah landing beach. Silencing the position with just a handful of men, the assault was a major success and was used as an example in the training of future generations of US soldiers.
A humble man, there is a quote from him on the side of the monument which reads: “Wars do not make men great, but they bring out the greatness in good men.”
The location of the monument is close to the field at Brécourt Manor.