Winters quoted a passage from a letter he received from Sergeant Mike Ranney, "I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, 'Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?' Grandpa said 'No… but I served in a company of heroes…'
The HBO mini-series Band of Brothers, is one of the best World War II docu-dramas I've seen. Specifically the interviews with the actual participants before and after each episode. Dick Winters, a key figure in the series, gives the above quote in the last episode and it choked me up (see below for the clip). May he rest in peace.