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Major Dick winters led his men to combat on.
1944 he's also one of the inspirations on HBO's award winning miniseries band of Brothers.
And a personal hero to twelve year old Jordan Brown.
-- Jordan has helped raise almost 100000.
Dollars for a memorial dedicated to major winters.
Jordan and the chairman of the world -- -- foundation Tim gray joins us now as they prepare to -- enormity.
To dedicate a monument next week welcomed the both of you great to have you here today.
Thank you -- great things for me.
Door to begin with you what any effort -- made and why -- you so moved by the story.
World War II hero Dick winters who was a leader in the parachute infantry regiment of the 101 airborne division.
He was a great guy who's always on -- -- they trust them.
They did so much on.
Why did you thought you needed to honor him in this very special way with the statue enormity.
The -- dedicated to -- his serve journey then.
And also not -- things.
Have been done recently for like World War II heroes especially those on the European campaign.
So I just -- some need to be something needed to be done there.
Even if he's around raising so much money by having wrist bands that say hanging tough after that something bad to make of energy to -- his folks.
That's been going amazingly well what -- your message to folks out there as to why they should by the -- -- -- -- -- tough was.
What he would -- -- -- and it encourages people it's inspiring.
But it it shows people the right path.
-- wasn't so amazing about this special campaign for you as -- watching Jordan over the last.
Of several months racist money for this special hero.
-- I think the most important thing is is when Jordan started this he was eleven years old.
And for an eleven year old boy.
To take on a project like this because he still believes in World War II heroes I thought was miraculous.
The fact that he stuck with it for two and a half years.
And and really.
Was determined to meet with civic groups to march in parades.
To help plan.
Charity baseball games to help plan the goings on of those games and things he he just stuck -- it.
And it really reaffirms your your belief that that the youth in this nation recognize the sacrifices that not only the World War II veterans made.
But but all veterans have very impressed with the.
Oh indeed is amazing.
Jordan I know this is such a passionate issue for you and I know you're excited about going to Normandy.
Next week -- what's gonna be the best thing about this trip for you to finally -- a statue being unveiled.
A lot of things the statue is one major thing.
I like the war or two as you know.
And I really wanna learn more about today and like the battle was so.
I'll be touring some of the beaches and the battle fields which I'm so excited for a kid -- -- blogging about the fight here.
-- WI TF dot org slash hanging dash tough is my blog so we can follow you.
Her adventures as you go to France next week I know your folks' -- very very proud of you we're very proud of view.
You're an aspiring young man and thank you so much for taking up this cause for.
An individual who was such a big hero for our country and one who inspired so many of us thank you very much and good luck to you.
Thank you and they send me on him all the best selling so well go -- sorry.
And also I want to think that that's for all their work absolutely it's a special weekend and we definitely Leinart to perhaps to our veterans in this country thank.
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