Dick Winters and Lewis Nixon They hardly could have been more different. Winters grew up in a middle class home, Nixon's father was fabulously wealthy. Winters never drank but Nixon was an alcoholic. But they were the best of friends.
Men of 'Easy Company' 101st Airborne, celebrate V-E day in Berchtesgaden in the Bavarian Alps, May 8 1945. Left to right: Major Richard D. Winters, Captain Lewis Nixon, First Lieutenant Harry F. Welsh, First Lieutenant Thomas A. Peacock and Capt. Lloyd J. Cox.