Dick Winters: Hang Tough

About This Episode


Dick Winters: Hang Tough honors one of World War II's most respected combat leaders - Major Richard D. Winters (1918-2011). Emmy-winning actor Damian Lewis (Homeland), narrates the documentary and shares his thoughts on Winters, who he portrayed in the HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.

The documentary traces Winters' formative years growing up in Pennsylvania, his development as a leader in the U.S. Army, the famed attack on Brecourt Manor on D-Day, and the dedication on June 6, 2012 of the Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument in Normandy, France. In addition to Winters' own recollections, original members of Winters' unit, Easy Company, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment of the 101st Airborne, speak of his commitment to his men, his heroism and his legacy.