The st Airborne Division was trucked to the Bastogne area two days later. His wife Ethel died in , at age National Defense Service Medal.
The st Airborne Division was withdrawn to France soon afterwards. Winters was discharged from the Army and became a production supervisor at a plastics adhesive business in New Brunswick, New Jersey. He had suffered from Parkinson's disease for several years.
Many of the enlisted men in the company had come to respect Winters for his competence and had also developed their own concerns about Sobel's leadership. Statue of 'Band of Brothers' hero Richard Winters unveiled". Rees Shapiro January 9,