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AP Photo In this Dec. 1945 file photo provided by Sgt. Maj. Herman W. Clemens, Ret., Maj. Richard "Dick" Winters. Winters, the man whose quiet leadership was chronicled in the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," died Jan. 2, 2011 in central Pennsylvania, a family friend confirmed Monday. He was 92.

'Band of Brothers' inspiration Winters dies at 92

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PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dick Winters, the Easy Company commander whose World War II exploits were made famous by the book and television miniseries "Band of Brothers," has died in central Pennsylvania. He was 92.

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Winters died last week after a several-year battle with Parkinson's disease, longtime family friend William Jackson said Monday.

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