I read about this guy in Wiki.
Without doubt he was a true here hero fighting his way across France, Belgium, Netherlands and finally Germany itself, with the rest of "Easy Company".
Undoubtedly a true hero, fighting an undoubtedly just war against the Nazi threat to world democracy.
R.I.P. Richard Winters.
That's the thing about depression: A human being can survive almost anything, as long as she/he sees the end in sight. But depression is so insidious, and it compounds daily, that it's impossible to ever see the end.
The most important things to do in the world are to get something to eat, something to drink and somebody to love you.