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Industry Newcomer SERKET to Sponsor Richard D. Winters Leadership Monument Project
DENVER, May 10th, 2012 – SERKET, an innovator in technical apparel solutions, has partnered with the World War II Foundation to dedicate a memorial in Normandy, France recognizing Major Richard D. Winters, the leadership principles he embodied and all of the American soldiers who served during the Normandy phase of Operation Overlord.
Profiled in Steven Ambrose’s renowned best seller and The HBO miniseries Band of Brothers, Major Dick Winters was a U.S. Army officer and decorated war veteran. He was commander of Company “E”, 2nd Battalion, 506th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, during World War II.
Commissioned by the World War II Foundation and designed by internationally reknowned sculptor Stephen Spears, the monument will be presented by SERKET on June 6, 2012 in Normandy (Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) recognizing Major Richard D. Winters and all the American Army divisions and corps during the Normandy phase of Operation Overlord. Governor Tom Ridge and WWII Foundation President Tim Gray will host the dedication ceremony in Normandy.
The World War II Foundation is accepting donations from those who would like to help cover the travel expenses of members of Easy Company Veterans who would like to attend the dedication in Normandy next month.
“We are honored to have the opportunity to support the World War II Foundation’s effort to pay homage to Dick Winters, one of America’s great heroes, and all the Americans who served to protect freedom during World War II,” said SERKET President Trey Harris. “The work they are doing is essential to making sure that we not only remember the lessons of heroism, honor and sacrifice learned from World War II but we are also able to pass those lessons on to future generations of Americans.”
Based in Denver, Colorado, SERKET creates innovative mission critical gear to meet the constantly changing dynamics of conflict. SERKET’s team of engineers and designers blend their decades of experience in the outdoor apparel and military industries to create original, forward-thinking products that offer superior performance, protection and comfort.